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Guest Blogger - Bill Price

The social and economic environment that we are living in is changing at an unprecedented rate and whilst building and construction is often considered as a traditional and conservative industry, which changes very slowly, we cannot expect it to remain immune from these changes.   The natural customer base of …

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Government in sensible move shock

Fiona Russell-Horne

So the Government has seen sense and is going to try and do something about the rather dubious  selling new build houses – houses mind you, not flats – on a leasehold basis rather than the freehold. The Business Secretary Sajid Javid, told the BBC yesterday that the Government would be begin an eight-week or…

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Young achievers

Fiona Russell-Horne

Once again, the streets and parks round my way are filled with the happy, joyous sound of youngsters celebrating the end of exams, and looking forward to the start of the summer holidays.

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Thoughts on Grenfell

Fiona Russell-Horne

There has been – and there will continue to be – much written about the appalling tragedy of the fire at the Grenfell Tower in London. Much of it is bang on the money, some of it is way off, irrelevent and even potentially harmful.

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Building for a sustainable future

Guest Blogger - Bill Price

Whilst the concept of sustainable construction is readily accepted in major projects, it is only now filtering down to the smaller building projects in the residential sector. Interest in smaller ‘eco’ buildings is growing steadily, and several websites now exist to provide builders with the information they need.

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Looking forward

Fiona Russell-Horne

On Monday, I started to write a blog about the election but, after the events of that night, my slightly irreverent piss-take of the various manifestos seemed rather inappropriate.

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Sacré phew!

Fiona Russell-Horne

Since the results of the UK referendum to leave the EU were announced, some of the more hard-line Leavers have been trumpeting about a new world (or at least European) order.

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