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August 7, 2017

LEWES is celebrated for its Bonfire Night tradition of burning effigies and rolling of flaming tar barrels down the medieval high street. But when architect Sandy Rendel designed an extraordinary home to sit under the East Sussex town’s chalk cliffs, not everybody was...

This oak frame was almost completely rot, not just because of the southerly position and the shocking workmanship from the original build. It had also been eaten from inside out by woodworm and deathwatch beetle. This is very common in old oak framed buildings.
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March 10, 2017

For many tradespeople, falling sick simply doesn’t feel like an option.

Being self-employed means there’s no one there to cover the cost of taking a day off to recover, and a longer-term illness can be hugely damaging to a tradesman’s business, as well as their health.

I...

January 16, 2017

Skyscraper glut continues as 2016 sets new record

16 January 2017 | By Yoosof Farah

More tall buildings were built globally last year than ever before, with China completing the most.

More skyscrapers were built around the world than ever before last year, according...