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Which listed buildings could be yours? There are many beautiful listed buildings across the UK. There are a few on the market that could become yours if you can offer the right asking price! Lycetts, listed building insurance provider, have brought to us ten listed buildings which are on sale right now to help you make your dreams of owning something truly unique a reality: Durham — The Castle The location: Castle Eden, County Durham The grade: Grade II The construction date: 1765 Main features: Fancy hosting a party for all of the extended family? You'll never be short of sleeping space in this property. Boasting nine [...]
Tue, Dec 12, 2017
Redesigning the site of a former Leicester bus depot as a major new student living complex has earned maber architects and contractors Winvic the prize for Large Residential Scheme of the Year at the 2017 ProCon Awards. Lumis student accommodation at Southgates in the city's Cathedral Quarter, close to De Montfort University, provides 567 bedspaces and a host of other attractions, including a gym, cinema and study areas. The £28.5 million development was developed with client Viridis Real Estate and CRM Student Management, and comprises four blocks around a central courtyard, and took 75 weeks to build. Mark Jones, Winvic [...]
Mon, Dec 11, 2017
Applying grout to steel columns and the like sounds simple in theory, but in practise it is quite a specialist process. As with most things in life, lack of proper preparation will lead to poor results. Filling the gap that exists between a steel plate and substrate when used to secure columns and machinery requires a grout that is easily poured and flows evenly around the void. This is best achieved by installing wooden formwork around the base plate and pouring into a header box/hopper for continuous flow to ensure an even application and prevent any air entrapment. With cementitious grout, [...]
Fri, Dec 08, 2017
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