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Posted: 28th September
By: rlf

Construction development: self-healing concrete

There's been progress in the world of construction development. They’re a curse of Britain’s roads that cost long-suffering drivers millions of pounds in repairs every year. But potholes could soon become a thing of the past thanks to ... bacteria.

A team of scientists led by microbiologist Hendrik Jonkers, have been experimenting with a groundbreaking new material known as ‘bioconcrete’, which extends th...

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Posted: 22nd September
By: rlf

Building news: Ikea to roll out flat-pack refugee shelters

In some innovative building news, IKEA is producing 10,000 flat pack shelters to provide accommodation for refugees in war zones and natural disaster sites.

The 'Better Shelter' is a type of building that was developed under a partnership between the Ikea Foundation and the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR).

The shelters take about four hours to assemble and are designed to last for three ...

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Posted: 15th September
By: rlf

Property advice: how to avoid being gazumped

The property market has posted a strong and confident recovery in the past year. Prices have reached their pre-crisis levels and the economy looks good.

All in all, good times are back in the housing market. Or are they?

Sure, demand has returned. But so has the distasteful practice of Gazumping. Only this time, it is more aggressive than ever.

What Is Gazumping?

'Gazumping' is when a seller accepts an of...

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Posted: 10th September
By: rlf

Supporting Charitable Organisations

RLF recognise that it is important to support charitable organisations, not everyone is as fortunate as us and as we have a team of 130+ members of staff we believe that we can really make a difference – and we enjoy doing so.

RLF donate cash to a variety of causes including:-

Children in Need
Jeans for Jeans Day
Turn Blue
Race for Life
Royal British Legion
The Lennox Trust (Children’s Canc...

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Posted: 7th September
By: rlf

4 great property tips for any investor

Whether you are getting started in the construction business or simply like the idea of buying and selling property for a profit, there is little doubt that developing and operating in the construction industry is a great way to become prosperous.

The property market has generally been a safe one to invest in and it's like to prosper in the future as the Government look to resolve the UK's housing crisis. Here we...

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Posted: 1st September
By: rlf

Construction news: London’s skyline set to change

After ten years of financial setbacks and disputes, developers have unveiled plans for a new 1.4 million sq ft skyscraper, which will replace the abandoned Pinnacle Tower in the City of London, near Liverpool Street station.

The partially built Pinnacle building became known as “the stump” when construction stopped abruptly four years ago due to the recession, but it is set to be revived following the acquisit...

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