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Interior Design Trends 2020: Top 10 Must See Home Decorating Ideas

The year 2020 has been a historic year. There were so many changes with the new normal being adopted this year. Like everything else, interior design has also evolved and reincarnated concepts and ideas, embracing the changes and modifications that this year has brought. It is fascinating that patterns and florals are making a comeback. Minimalists and functional designs are also huge on the line-up—the year 2020 in interior design seemed to have bid goodbye to metal and metallic hues.…

Property Renovation & Refurbishment

Zuneth Sattar: Guide to Investing in UK Property Development

With 2.5 million investors today, the UK property development sector has delivered impressive returns over the past two decades. Buying into bricks-and-mortar has particular appeal to UK investors, with demand vastly outstripping supply. The property sector has two distinct but equally compelling inducements for investors. Firstly, capital appreciation ensures that property value increases over time, enabling purchasers to sell investments either individually or as part of a portfolio at later date, realising substantial gains. The second lure of property development…

Business, Money, Legal & Jobs

Morley Glass crusher reaches 200 tonne recycling landmark

Integral blinds specialist Morley Glass & Glazing has prevented more than 200 tonnes of post-consumer glass from going to landfill and 64,226kg of CO2 emissions from going into the atmosphere, whilst raising money for “green” projects. The recycling landmark has been reached after the sealed unit manufacturer dedicated part of its Leeds manufacturing space earlier this year to serve as a collection centre for waste glass or “cullet”, which it then returns to Saint-Gobain Glass to be reused in the…

Coronavirus

ELLIOTT UK AWARDED THE GOVERNMENT CONTRACT TO DELIVER NEW COVID-19 TEST CENTRE FACILITIES

One of the UK’s leading modular build specialists is using its expertise gained during the global pandemic, to build new Covid-19 test centres across the UK, on behalf of the Department of Health and Social Care. With current Covid-19 test centres operating at maximum capacity across the UK, Elliott UK will deliver the new purpose-built facilities to locations ranging from Keele in Staffordshire to Stirling in Scotland. The primary aim is to construct the facilities at pace, to meet the…

Corporate Social Responsibility

Rural homelessness doubles since 2018 according to rural campaigners

‘Investing in affordable rural housing will level up and turbo charge the rural economy’ according to new research from CPRE, the countryside charity, English Rural and the Rural Services Network Homelessness in rural areas has more than doubled in the past two years, according to analysis of government figures from CPRE, the countryside charity. These stark figures come as CPRE, English Rural and the Rural Services Network launch new economic analysis, which shows that investing in affordable housing in rural…

Planning & Developments

Co-Living London housing trend continues surge with Gravity Coliving’s announcement of two new buildings in Camden

The surge in demand for high-end co-living accommodation has been underlined with two further complex openings in central London. Gravity Coliving, one of Europe's fastest growing property companies, revealed details about the two new buildings to PAD. "Our Camden Lock complex is just a five-minute walk from Camden Town tube," said Riccardo Tessaro. "It offers luxury two bedroom, two bathroom apartments, featuring an open-plan kitchen and balcony with city views and high-end amenities." "All our rooms are in a fully…

Architecture & Design

The Record-Breaking Ciel Hotel from The First Group, Dubai Based Property Company

Ground has been broken on construction of the new Ciel hotel in Dubai Marina, with the final concrete pour for the foundations scheduled for early September 2020. Ground is not the only thing that will be broken – once complete, the building will break the record for the tallest hotel in the world, at a planned height of 360 metres. The 82-storey building is being constructed by Dubai based property developers The First Group, as a flagship development of the…

Property Renovation & Refurbishment

Home Renovations and their High Returns

Did you head into 2020 with the motivation to turn your dream home into a reality? Feeling comfortable is extremely important when thinking about renovating your home. If a certain aspect or room is looking a little dull these days, improve it — it will make you much happier! There are many renovations which will make your home look very pleasing to live in, but also ensure that the value of your property goes up. Renovations help homeowners as it…

Garden & Lanscaping

Cleaning and maintaining your garden for the summer

We are finally saying goodbye to the winter and saying hello to the spring and summertime. With that in mind, it’s time to start planning some cleaning and to maintain your garden, so it looks great for the warmer months. Year on year, the British public wastes £672 million on our gardens because we don’t know how to take care of them throughout the winter period. To make the most out of the spring and summer months, it’s best to…

Technologies

Getting your Crew OnBoard With The Construction Project Management Software

Getting your team to agree with the new Construction Project Management Software that you will choose may be a tricky task. It has been scientifically proven that people are resistant to change and changes that affect the company may send them the wrong signal - why is the company buying this solution? Does this affect my job? Will I be able to keep my work or will I be replaced by a machine? In order to make things smooth, you…