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Posted: 23rd February
By: rlf

housing

Social media and the construction industry

When “business” and “social media” are mentioned in the same sentence, the construction industry is one that does not immediately spring to mind. After all, the industry does not possess a tech-savvy youthful demographic, like a new mobile app or an upcoming action film would.

The use of social media has grown at a huge pace over the past few years (Twitter now has 500 million users), and encompasses a wid...

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Posted: 18th February
By: rlf

"RLF took over the project when it had fallen behind schedule and the gallery was in danger of not being ready in time for Frieze week – the most important date in our calendar. Not only did RLF bring the project back onto schedule, meeting the original deadline, but they did so whilst achieving a very high quality finish."

Gilbert Lloyd , CEO, Scandia Holding/Marlborough Fine Arts

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Posted: 16th February
By: rlf

housing

New obligations for property landlords

As part of the government’s drive to deter illegal immigration, a controversial new scheme has been introduced under the Immigration Act 2014 that places an obligation on property landlords to check the immigration status of their tenants before entering into tenancy agreements.

The right-to-rent pilot scheme, which went live on 1st December 2014, is being piloted in Birmingham, Walsall, Sandwell, Dudley and Wol...

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Posted: 9th February
By: rlf

housing

How will the General Election affect the Housing Market?

House prices rose much faster than predicted this year, but now the pace has slowed and we have left 2014 behind, what’s in store for 2015? Will the General Election affect housing?

Brace yourself for a bumpy ride because the housing market will be disrupted by financial and political uncertainty, mainly due to the general election taking place on 7th May.

What does the election mean for the property market?
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Posted: 3rd February
By: rlf

"RLF acted as cost consultants and quantity surveyors for Richard Taunton Sixth Form College, working on a project that involved extending and refurbishing one of our existing buildings into a new £1.5m Music Centre. It was a complex project that had to be delivered on a tight timescale, but RLF achieved excellent value for money whilst keeping to our deadlines. We got the best possible deal with the money available whilst enhancing our music facilities to the highest standard."

Jill Orton, Richard Taunton Sixth Form College, Southampton

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Posted: 2nd February
By: rlf

housing

Could Lego hold the key to housing of the future?

If you’ve ever played with Lego, the chances are that one of your first projects was to create a Lego house. But how will Lego shape the future of housing?

Could Lego hold the key to housing of the future?

An Israel-based developer has taken the concept one step further with the development of ‘Smart Bricks’ – which are customisable, full-size construction blocks that look and fit together like the clas...

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