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Cold Homes Week

Fiona Russell-Horne

Has the statue in your town centre suddenly sprouted a brightly coloured scarf? Fear not, gentle reader, for you are neither imagining things, nor going loopy.

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Lest we forget

Fiona Russell-Horne

This morning I watched my 18 year old neighbour head off for the school where he's just finishing his A level exams. When he's completed them, he has three months of partying, travelling and a bit of part-time working before he goes to university.

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Building beauty

Fiona Russell-Horne

“I want to be an architect, so that I can design hideous buildings that people loath, that are out of step with popular culture, the environment and everything around them”. Said no-one, ever.

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Steeling oneself for change

Fiona Russell-Horne

Blimey it's a bit of a mess down there in South Wales. By that, I don't mean the actual place nor the people, all of whom are, in my experience, rather lovely. Rather, I'm referring to the metaphorical mess that Tata, the owners of what was once the British Steel mills, seems to have got…

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It Never Rains…?

Guest Blogger - Alex Stephenson

As half the UK was officially declared in drought -what happened? The rains came. We seem to be being beset by drought and deluge in equal measure. It's clear that drought does not mean an end to surface water flooding.

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Clearing Up

Guest Blogger - Bill Price

The recent storm was a reminder that summer has finally departed and that autumn is well and truly here. Chillingly, it also means that the onset of winter is not too far away. Building activity tends to start to reduce in intensity at this time of year and there is a noticeable change in emphasis,…

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The Silent Salesman

Guest Blogger - Bill Price

Not so long ago, we all looked at hard copy (paper) technical brochures and datasheets to research building materials. However, the relentless and onward march of communication technology has eclipsed the well tried and 'traditional' methods of the past, and hard copy material is a rarity. The smartphone or tablet is the communication tool de…

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