The World’s Greatest Residential Conversions

With space for new houses becoming more and more sparse, builders and architects are turning to old, unused buildings and converting them into modern, new homes. This is great for two main reasons. 1. Older buildings have so much more character then new builds, so renovating them, or in this case converting them, into new…

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The Future Is Green, The Future Is Prefabricated

When many people in Britain think of prefabricated homes, they think of the ones built to ease the post second world war housing shortage. Today, Britain finds itself in the middle of another housing crisis and will once again look at prefabricated housing to come to the rescue, with the UK Government set to make…

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House building needs to increase to meet demand, RICS says

The supply of housing in Britain is struggling to cope with current demand as the property market continues to go from strength to strength. A report conducted by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) surveyed 300 chartered surveyors. It showed that the number of prospective house buyers outweighs the number of properties available on…

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How To Turn Your Attic Into The Ultimate Man Cave!

Have you ever thought about converting your unused attic into a secret man-cave? Yes, well we’re here to help! In this piece we’ll guide you through everything you’re going to need in order to create the ultimate man cave! We start with showing you some awesome technology to have in your man-cave including things such…

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The Ultimate Rooftop Garden Guide

There’s never been a better time to construct a rooftop garden. Why? Because the weather conditions are perfect. Right now, summer is coming to a close, meaning plants are no longer in danger of drying out quickly, (as long as you’re staying on top of your watering duties). We’re also a long way off from…

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Smarter and Greener: The Future of Building

The future of construction could involve swarms of robots and 3D printed houses Microalgae could help buildings generate energy and provide shade Futuristic insulating materials could lower energy needs for buildings This is an exciting time to be in construction. The challenges of a growing world population and increased economic development across the world are…

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How long did famous structures take to build?

When we travel we can’t help but take elements of our domestic daily lives with us. For those in the construction industry we constantly find ourselves asking ‘I wonder how long that took to build?’ This pragmatic viewpoint has been the subject of quite a few post-holiday discussions at Rubberbond. We wanted to explore this…

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Environmental Impact

EPDM, one of the most sustainable roofing materials used today in the construction industry. EPDM membranes offer excellent performance throughout the prolonged life of the flat roofing system, with nearly 50 years of real world experience to substantiate that claim. A 2010 Life Cycle Inventory and Assessment study (LCA) showed that black and white EPDM…

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All roofs were performing like new—after up to three decades in the field

The long-term weathering test recently finished proves that 30-year old EPDM flat roofs are consistently performing well. The ability of EPDM single ply membrane to resist the potentially damaging effects of various climates extremely well. A properly designed, installed, and maintained EPDM roofing system can successfully withstand extreme weather conditions throughout its life. These tests…

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Making the most of rainwater run-off from a flat roof

The baffling weather of recent years has done plenty to reinvigorate interest in rainwater harvesting systems in the UK, but there is often an assumption that flat roofs will not be suitable. This is not true. For those that are unsure: rainwater harvesting is the process of recycling the water that falls on a property….

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