The Hot List: Key Residential Design trends and legal requirements for the Next Decade

The next ten years will be a decade of architectural development with functionality, accessibility and sustainability at the forefront of design. Changes in technology, style, law and consumer preferences all influence these changes, and keeping ahead of them can give designers, conveyancers and architects the edge over competitors. It is important for property for people in every department to be competent in what they do. For example, you need a competent conveyancer for the legal process of the house changing ownership otherwise there could be something wrong with terms on…

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Four digital marketing strategies for 2019

Staying ahead of the competition is an important part of every business that intends to grow, and digital marketing provides them with the ability to do exactly that. This is a world that never stands still, and in the coming months we predict that you’ll be seeing a lot more of these four digital marketing strategies. Image Credit Chatbots According to the Digital Marketing Institute, chatbot use is likely to become much more widespread during 2019. Providing 24/7 support to customers, chatbots provide a low-cost solution for all sorts of…

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What is ductwork?

Ducts or ductwork are connecting tubes or pipes that normally form part of systems like ventilation system, moving air through a building. An example we would all be familiar with is a chimney on a fireplace which is used to transfer smoke from the fire to the outside air. Pipes used to transfer gas or water are not considered as part of ductwork. Designing a ductwork system involves a great deal of planning, detailing and sizing and is often one of the first things to be considered when designing a…

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A Timeline of Silicone

Silicone is a durable and popular material, used for a huge variety of purposes from industrial to medical. Here is a brief timeline of the development of silicone. 1700 – Before the Industrial Revolution, silica-based stones and rock like quartz were used from the Stone Age and were crafted into rudimentary tools for survival. It was the Romans who began transforming sand into glass, making the evolution of silica into silicone possible. 1800 – During the 19th century, chemists began to discover how to get silicon from sand. This was…

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Five tempting mixers to try with rum

A drink with a rich history, the first rum was distilled from molasses on sugarcane plantations in the Caribbean in the 17th century. Rums are produced in various grades, with light rums popular for cocktails and darker rums traditionally drunk neat or on the rocks. Image Credit Fast-forward to today and sales of rum have never been higher in Britain. The perfect year-round drink, here are our top five mixers to try with rum. 1. Lime juice and soda For a very simple mojito-like drink, combine one part light rum…

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