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Your Guide to Pile Foundations

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Making sure that everything is perfect before you start a new build is important, and whether you are thinking about building your own property or extension, or are starting a new project for a client, it is vital that you lay the right foundations. This is why we have put together a guide on pile foundations; when they should be used, what their benefits are, and the installation process. 

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Laying a Foundation: How to Choose the Right One

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There are many different types of foundation that can be used to build your property or extension on, and it is important to know which will be the best solution for you. Variables such as soft ground, closeness of trees and drains, as well as wind speed, all affect what type of foundation you should use to build on.

For our latest post, we have put together a list of the different types of foundation available to you and the key features of each option. Continue reading →

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London in Drastic Shortage of Housing to Meet Demand

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London is set to fall significantly short of meeting the demand for housing in the coming years according to London Councils, the body which represents 33 of the capital’s local authorities. In order to keep up with the demand for new housing in London, they state that more than 800,000 new homes need to be built by 2021, which is well below the number currently forecast. Continue reading →

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Boris Launches £3billion Regeneration of Elephant and Castle

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The start of August saw work begin on a development which forms part of a £3billion regeneration plan for the London area of Elephant and Castle. Work on One the Elephant was launched by London Major Boris Johnson and sees the construction of an impressive 37 storey residential tower that will offer housing with stunning views of the capital in addition to retail and business space where jobs will be created. Continue reading →

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Sheet Piling FAQ’s

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Sheet piling can be an excellent choice for many types of construction projects. Here are the most commonly asked questions about this useful structure: Continue reading →

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A Guide to Sheet Piling

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Sheet piling is fundamentally used to provide temporary and permanent walls and is incredibly advantageous for use within the construction industry. When used as a temporary wall, sheet piling can prevent any cave-ins when construction is taking place in a confined space. This offers protection for any workers carrying out work in the vicinity of the area. Continue reading →

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Offices Could be Converted into Homes Without Planning Permission

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A new rule could come into force that could mean that owners of office buildings would be able to turn them into houses without planning permission. Currently, formal planning permission is needed to convert office spaces into housing however the Government are planning to change this. Continue reading →

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A Guide to Applying for Planning Permission

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Applying for planning permission can sometimes seem like a confusing and lengthy process but it’s an essential, legal requirement none the less. If you’re looking to extend your current property or you’re planning a new build you may be starting to look into applying for planning permission. If you’re not quite sure how to go about this, here are some things you need to know: Continue reading →

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Government Plans to Relax Planning Permission Laws – What Will it Mean?

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As you may have heard on the news lately the Government have plans to relax planning laws here in the UK, it has been passed back and forth among Government parties and departments but it seems talks are going to continue and Government is still consulting over it. But what exactly is it and what will it mean for you? Continue reading →

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