Being a homeowner is never cheap, but this doesn’t mean you can’t reduce your costs. In fact, people often underestimate how much money (and trouble) they can save with some basic DIY repairs and maintenance. If this is your goal, the following tips will help reduce your home expenses by well over £100 a year.
If builders and homeowners choose to incorporate recyclable, biodegradable and sustainable materials into new housing projects, you might even see a decrease in greenhouse gas emissions and overflowing landfills. Implementation of renewable energy within residential buildings may also help builders construct homes that are brand-new yet environmentally friendly, nonetheless.
Established in August 2018 by experienced architect and interior designer Tara Lamb, LAM Architects is a chartered architecture firm based in Belfast, Northern Ireland. We profile the firm to learn more about its resounding success and Tara’s considerable efforts to stand out as a woman in a male dominated industry.
Happy New Year and welcome to the Q1 issue of BUILD Magazine. As always, we endeavour to be your source for all the latest news and features from across the global construction and property industries. This issue has a rather fitting theme for the first instalment of 2020 – new approaches, innovation, and forward thinking. After all, having one eye turned towards the future is one of the keys to weathering uncertainty in business.
For the average homeowner, it’s easy to overlook the importance of roofing. But a solid roof is as important — perhaps even more so — than a strong foundation. A well-built roof is essential to the value and durability of a new home. So how can homebuilders improve their roofing choices and installation in new constructions?
Refik Anadol Studio finds its creative inspiration at the intersection between humanity and machine. Whilst many designers and artists alike have forged remarkable statement pieces and entire exhibitions around this cornerstone, Refik Anadol has moved a step beyond, looking to innovate, challenge and drive the future of art and expression. We spoke to the data artist himself to find out more about his work, creative ambition and achievements.
With 1 in 3 Brits claiming hard water has got worse over the past year in their homes, limescale is becoming an epidemic in UK households. As a nation that’s renowned for loving a hot brew, and the winter months being a key for the use of hot water, household appliances and plumbing are under more pressure with limescale lurking and becoming a nuisance. The great news is there is a solution! From grimy irons to annoying residue in your morning brew, limescale build up can be easily managed with these handy tips.
Based in Massachusetts, European Home provides expertly crafted gas, wood and electric fireplaces to their high-end clientele. Following their success in the 2019 Design and Build Awards, where they were recognised with the title ‘Excellence in Modular Interior Products – Modular Fireplace Surrounds’, we spoke with Liz Lee, Lead Product Coordinator, to find out more.
Businesses the world over are looking for ways to become more sustainable or, at the very least, to reduce waste. Yet, with ever-rising populations comes an ever-growing problem. This year in particular has seen a laser focus on climate issues and the way we recycle and reuse materials.
The key to any business is making the most profit for the least expense, and the most essential indicator of how well your business will flourish is its efficiency. Whether your company centers around manufacturing or this is just a small part of your business, improving efficiency in this area is key to providing a good service and making the most of your time.
Raw material costs are rising, gas and fuel prices fluctuate and the costs of running heavy machinery and related equipment change. It’s clear then that cutting down on operating costs is vital to success in today’s world. The question is, how does one make that happen? What can construction crews and homebuilders do to reduce costs?
Human activity causes vibrations and with so many of us currently on the planet, building design software has to account for the booming increase in population rates around the world. The ‘damage’ caused by human induced vibrations is less likely to ruin a structure and more likely to cause discomfort in people. This is why human induced vibration must be considered within the design process.
In times of rising house prices and a new generation who prefer a more flexible approach to living, it is no surprise that more families and young professionals are preferring to live in rented accommodation. With the market set to continue with its upward trend, broadband and utilities provider Glide has looked into one of the biggest trends in private renting in the UK – Co-living.