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April 23 2022: Floating buildings - made of carbon fibre filled with helium. Interesting proposal called 'Oversky', a conceptual project led by eco-architect Andreas Tjeldflaat. Visit Cloudscapes With Buildings Floating In The Air

Floating buildings Oversky

The latest property news relating to 2022 building, home construction, DIY, property development investment in the United Kingdom, the USA, Canada, Australia and across the world.

We have a focus on green and eco building and cover all other areas too, even finance, building toys, and so on. Our news articles are provided by reputable professional consultants and developers that have a wealth of knowledge of the ever-changing property, building and home DIY market, so you can be sure the news is fresh and up to date. Enjoy our portfolio of news and expert comment, and be sure to share it with your property investing friends.

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Material Costs & Supply Chain Issues

The big issues now worldwide are lack of labour (especially in UK) and supply chain problems. We will bring news of these soon.

DIY Price Increases and stock issues

For the average home builder, and people hiring small teams for lofts, extensions, landscading etc., it is now hard to get anyone to do anything, and if you can, the cost is double a few years ago. Also, random things are now out of stock, even down to builders' trainers and safety clothing.

builders trainers and safety clothing DIY builders construction stores BQ Homebase Screwfix Wickes

In London, many of the large DIY stores such as Homebase and B&Q are closing to be relaced by housing developments. This includes three in Wandsworth, at least one in Merton. Three near the Wandsorth Bridge have all been redevloped. And small stores, usually run by older men who retire, are also closing.

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Spring blossoms cloose up

CAD software Computer Aided Design

CAD advice for types of jobs and free or cheap CAD software with video >


Wholesale prices for small building trade, builders and DIY, save money >

2022 Spring jobs - roofing, decking, conservatories, planting, gardening

Plenty of outdoor work to be done

Choose jobs that benefit from the dry weather - fix the roof, do the gutters. Sills can be repaired and repainted.

Decking can be fixed or renewed, or create a new installation.

Conservatories can be enjoyed best in the summer - if you have not got one, they can be fitted quite quickly in good weather, and do not need planning permsition as they are not a proper extension.

Coronavirus - it's not over yet!

Should you let a work person into your home during lockdown?

Social distancing, gloves, wash hands, face mask. If possible, be out of the room(s) they are working in. Here is a useful link: Which magazine advice >

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Eco Green build - timber framed building

Above: Eco Green build - timber framed building

Fireplaces - traditional, design, safety

Fireplaces - traditional, design, types, fuels, safety >

Team Building, Team activities

Team building index for games, activities, exercises >

Team Building Directory

Team Building Directory >

Kitchen appliances

Commercial shop lighting ambient uplighting in a pet shop

Above: Commercial lighting - ambient uplighting - pet shop - see link below

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Everything you want to know about lighting, lamps, outdoor lighting, light pollution... many articles here, these are the first two:

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