Increasing a home’s value and safety can happen in a few different ways. Homeowners or anyone building a house may look into the latest materials and fast-track the project, but people living in hurricane-prone areas should consider house lifting. Is house raising worth it for homeowners, builders and construction teams? This guide explains a few factors that may change how people view a potential lifting project.
If you’re considering building an eco-friendly hotel in 2021, you’ll be joining an ever-increasing part of the hospitality sector that’s more environmentally aware than ever before. With more of us becoming eco-conscious in our daily lives, it’s natural for this to affect where we choose to holiday. Hotels can be eco-conscious in different ways, including reducing carbon emissions, water consumption and food wastage.
Fire safety has been at the forefront of conversations around building architecture and construction since the tragedy at the Grenfell Tower in 2017. With a recent fire at a New Providence Wharf tower block, which used the same cladding as the Grenfell Tower, fire safety is once again in the headlines.
A warehouse, as the name implies, is usually a space that is used to store wares either for future use or for the sale of large quantities of goods. Warehouses have become increasingly popular among manufacturers, traders, and other business people. Warehouses generally vary in size and can usually be found located close to places of business. Warehouses are very useful to businesses that is why they need to be optimized to increase their efficiency. Having a good knowledge of how to improve your warehouse can help upgrade it and increase its output.
Almost two thirds of the products and materials used by the UK construction sector are imported from the European Union and this territory also accounts for around eight percent of its workforce. Concern is growing that despite the recently agreed UK/EU trade deal, friction at borders, new paperwork and additional compliance costs could impact project outcomes, leading to delays and cost overruns. So, what can project managers do to mitigate against Brexit-related risks within their supply chains?
You might think that outdoor air quality is the only thing you need to worry about, but the growing air pollution problem has also started to increase poor air quality indoors. Poor air quality inside your home is something you want to avoid as it can affect your health and overall experience.
Most people spend time indoors nowadays, and it’s essential to maintain good air quality to ensure that you’re safe and comfortable inside your home. This guide can help you find the best solutions for improving your indoor air quality.
If you were to ask most owners today whether they have a well-laid out corporate strategy, they are likely to confirm that they do. However, if you asked them about their building maintenance strategy, the answer may not be so straightforward.
Although modern businesses are becoming more aware of the potential impact of maintenance on their bottom line and overall performance, many still struggle with formulating an appropriate and effective building maintenance strategy.
Our roofs often go unnoticed and, consequently, unkempt. We tend to care about our indoor spaces and often neglect our home’s exterior. But with our roofs exposed to the harsh weather, especially the heat here in Australia, it can age quickly. When your home’s exterior is neglected, it can result in a shabby, run-down looking home. But a neglected roof can be more detrimental than a downgraded curb appeal.
Trade industries are struggling to recruit highly skilled workers to their teams. This particularly hits the plumbing industry with 56 percent of professionals stating a ‘lack of skilled workers’ as the biggest problem facing the industry. However, introducing apprenticeship schemes to your plumbing business can be an excellent way to encourage potential new talent to join.
In today’s world, clean air quality is more important more than ever. People want to feel safe when they spend time at home, so construction companies and professional builders are learning to put this concern at the forefront of future projects. After years or decades in the business, some professionals may wonder how to switch their practices to this new focus in construction.
Quartzene is noted for the effective insulating properties as an additive in a product. Svenska Aerogel is now collaborating with one of Europe’s largest textile industries to develop a manufacturing process that enables Quartzene to be integrated into a variety of woven textiles to produce textile-based thermal insulation materials and fabrics.
This week Attic Self Storage released its new ‘What’s in Store for Storage’ guide, showing how much floor space is required in different sizes of property using government standards. The guide provides a visual representation of the amount of space that must be dedicated to storage, and provides insights into the kinds of ‘stuff’ that people can expect to fit.
Architectural Vision Systems is a company founded out of the structural glazing market. Based in Kent, they have become one of the leading experts in the arena, thriving through a dedication to exceptional quality. Following the company’s recognition in the 2019 Design and Build Awards, where they were named ‘Most Outstanding in Frameless Doors & Windows’, we took a closer look to find out more.