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Oldrids & Downtown – Renovating a Home
Business, Money, Legal & JobsProperty & Facilities Management

Oldrids & Downtown – Renovating a Home

A study this year by This is Money has revealed that people in the UK are choosing to buy properties they need to renovate as it’s the only way they can get on the housing market. 35% of Britons are choosing to purchase a home that needs repairs, in order to get on the property ladder. According to this data, the: Average UK house price (as of Jan 2016) is £196,829. Average cost of property that needs work is £152,792.…

How to live off grid and become self-sufficient
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How to live off grid and become self-sufficient

We sometimes take technology for granted in our life, and this can lead us to believe we can’t live without it. Technologies such as smartphones, cars and food, water and energy supplies have all contributed towards an existence that is reliant upon these things every day; without them we could potentially struggle to live our lives in a way that felt comfortable. We can still gain independence by living off grid; this doesn’t mean that we are required to reduce…

DM Design Goes Green
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DM Design Goes Green

Scottish Fitted Bedroom specialists DM Design will now save the equivalent of 50 large skiploads of landfill each year after the installation of a biomass boiler. The installation, fitted at their head office in Cumbernauld cost £250,000 and it’s an ultra-high-spec 150kW model which is cleverly fed with wood from old kitchen and bedroom units which have been removed from customers’ homes. DMDesign has five dedicated showrooms in Scotland – Cumbernauld, Kirkcaldy, Aberdeen and most recently, Livingston and Glasgow and…

Property & Facilities Management

REI Invests £1.3 Million in Bromsgrove

West Midlands based property experts Real Estate Investors (REI) have invested £1.275 million into property that is the home to some big high street names on 62-68 High Street in Bromsgrove, which is set to provide a rental income of £114,220 per year. Boots Opticians, Thorntons, Smart Ideas and Loritas Bakery are all big names that are based at these properties, and this purchase will represent a net initial of 8.45%, further improving REI’s property portfolio which is constantly on…

Scandinavian Comfort: Hygge Interior Design Tips
Architecture & Design

Scandinavian Comfort: Hygge Interior Design Tips

Whether you’re a devout enthusiast of interiors or something of a decor novice, there is little doubt you will have heard design’s latest buzzword - hygge. But do you know what it is? And, aside from that tiny detail, do you have the slightest clue how to implement the style in your home? Originating in the 18th-century, Hygge applies to an overall sense of wellness. A happier life, one might say, evoked through decor in the form of a cosy, sanctuary-style home.…

Architecture & Design

Advice for installing accessibility solutions in a listed property

If you struggle to get around, there are solutions available to better enable you to live independently in your own home, and to access services when you’re out and about. Provisions to help disabled or immobile children, adults and the elderly include the installation of passenger lifts and stairlifts, level access, rails and ramps. But for listed properties, planning permissions and government legislation can often be barriers to accessibility. As an owner of a listed building, you hold a special…

Mick George Ltd Finance Director Sets out on Epic Journey
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Mick George Ltd Finance Director Sets out on Epic Journey

Mick George Ltd set the Challenge Yourself task to all of the staff at their construction and waste management company. Included in this challenge were the management and directors across the business. Challenge Yourself has been launched in order to raise money for company’s two selected charities.   The Finance Director, Jon Stump, has taken the Challenge yourself campaign to another level and will be embarking on a tremendous journey across Costa Rica. Jon Stump is truly embracing the notion…

Hopkins Architects Gains Planning Approval for Student Homes
Architecture & Design

Hopkins Architects Gains Planning Approval for Student Homes

Plans to to carry out a major student housing scheme in London has recently been approved. The City of London Corporation has approved the plans that have been put forward by Hopkins Architects. Hopkins Architects was first founded by Sir Michael Hopkins in 1976. Since this time the practice has helped to lead some pioneering projects across Britain. Currently the practice is being led by six Senior Partners that are based in London. This new approval is great news for…

Architecture & Design

How are interior designers revamping bedrooms in 2017?

Whether it’s upgrading a loft apartment or bringing a country cottage bedroom up to date, our nation’s interior designers have been busy in making sure that we sleep in style over the past twelve months. With interesting new colour schemes and new approaches to implementing bedroom furniture like divan beds, it shows us that there are few areas of the room that are more open to imaginative design than the bedroom. Whilst colour trends can come and go with alarming…

Revealed: The Best Kept Secret for Happy Employees
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Revealed: The Best Kept Secret for Happy Employees

In the age of the millennial, there is a heightened interest in employee satisfaction and the factors that create a good working environment. Ensuring staff are happy in their work space leads to an increase retention rate, maximized productivity levels, and a healthy company culture. As such, it is worth investing money to boost the happiness of your employees. But the pivotal question remains: how can companies ensure the happiness of their staff? Clever office space planning may be the answer. The…