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Do You Feel You Can Challenge Your Designer?

When starting your property development and you turn to your expert team to advise on the best course of action are you confident enough to question their advice? You may not be an expert, but you may notice a feature that does not work for you, or you spot a detail that does not look […]
18 May 2022
Written by Jodie Watt
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Top Five Questions To Ask Yourself When Considering a Property Development

Whether you’re a novice or a dab hand at property development, these five questions should help you plan for a better overall experience and prepare for the unexpected. 1. Who is the intended sales market and is there a demand for it? You have found yourself a brownfield site, have passed all the checks and […]
21 February 2022
Written by Jodie Watt
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The Perils of Working on Old Buildings with Timber Floors

How to avoid a "Tom Hanks" moment! You may have watched the classic eighties film “The Money Pit” with Tom Hanks and totally forgot at how much it tickles you when Tom Hanks’ character slowly disappears through the rotten timber floor! Remember? Now how many of you can relate? When beginning a property development on […]
13 January 2022
Written by Jodie Watt
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Why is there a lack of skills?

How can we fix the skills gap? Recently we have decided to recruit for a couple of new roles for our growing business. However, it has come to light that there is a skills shortage within the UK construction industry. According to The Institute for Public Policy Research (IPPR) there will be 750,000 construction workers […]
12 July 2021
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What you need to plan to start your own build?

Is your project just about to blast off? Space Hub Sutherland, a £17.3m satellite launch project, is underway with its survey team studying soil and bedrock at the 4.2 hectare site to plan for foundation designs, access roads and buildings, spaceport control centre and a launch pad. An extensive project and of its first in […]
8 July 2021
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Are you confident in your build quote?

With the decrease in Coronavirus cases and retail and hospitality starting to reopen life looks like it is starting to go back to ‘normality’. However, for the smaller construction firm this has seen a somewhat adverse effect. With an increase in customer enquiries for home renovation builds, the fastest rate seen in 10 years*, this […]
6 May 2021
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Kids Out – The Fun and Happiness Charity

Through their life-changing work, KidsOut gives disadvantaged children positive experiences to support them becoming future members of our society and workforce. KidsOut works to remind these children and thousands of others living with disadvantages what it is like to be children and just have fun. Throughout the year KidsOut host various fundraising events and this […]
4 February 2020
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