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Basic Education On Roof Tiles

With the use of modern wind testing, plain tiles can perform just as well below the original specified roof pitch of 35°, in fact the tests proved as low as 25°. The majority of most people prefer to look at plain ti ...
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Correct Mortar Use For Buildings And Homes

A mortar mix is taken for granted in construction, but without it there would be fewer large buildings in today’s society.  Portland cement was commonly used more than lime mortars during the 1900’s. Restora ...
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Rearrange The Interior Of Your Home

Why not maximise or add to the space available in your home? Most large home improvements involve garage and loft conversions, kitchen and bathroom transposition and built on extensions. Why not consider changing the layout ...
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Code For Sustainable Homes May be Scrapped?

We at Contour do occasionally get asked for some sustainable design features, which we agree with and the principles of green building do appeal to some but not all.  The code in which sustainable homes are built may we ...
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Concern Over Student Accommodation Standards

Head of universities call for student Housing Standards to be improved. Prevent students from being ‘sub-species’ In recent years it has became known that students live in sometimes-inhabitable conditions. Recen ...
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Growing Demand To Build New Homes

According to recent surveys amongst the construction sector, house building has rose almost a third than that of 2012, to be specific it has rose by 30%. These figures were received from the National House Building Council. ...
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Is The UK Construction Getting Back On Track

According to the construction managers index the Market/CIPS recorded a score of 59.1 in August up from 57.0 in July. This latest reading states that there has been quite a rise in the activity in the construction sector. Th ...
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Garage Conversion To Living Space

Do you have a garage that has spiralled out of control for storing unwanted items? Why not take the opportunity to free this space of clutter and convert your garage into a functional living space? A garage that adjoins a ho ...
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New Planning Rules To Revitalise Existing Buildings

Existing buildings can now be made better use of with the introduction of a new ‘town centre first’ planning rule. Planning Minister Nick Boles states that this will cut unnecessary paper work to enable underused ...
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UK Housing Market Is Indicating Signs Of Strength Again

UK housing market prices have increased from 2.9% in May to 3.1% June 2013 due to higher employment and improving consumer confidence.  The introduction of Help to Buy Schemes and Funding for Lending has also aided this ...
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House Prices in Northern Ireland Could Take 10 Years To Recover

Northern Ireland house prices could take 10 years to stabilize from the housing crash. While house price surveys suggest that NI housing market are beginning to stabilize, a Northern Ireland chief economist suggests otherwi ...
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Architectural Design Services

Contour Architectural & Surveying services is our new website offering a professional service for all your home design needs. We specialise on providing architectural design services for new homes or extending or modifyi ...
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