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Posted: 23rd April
By: rlf

housing

Win, win, win for house building firms

Things are looking good for house building firms. New builds are flying off the shelves and people are ready to take their first leap onto the property ladder into these brand new homes, thanks to the government’s Help to Buy scheme that George Osborne recently extended from 2016 until 2020.

The help to buy scheme is undoubtedly a way to encourage house building in the UK, which has lagged behind demand for seve...

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Posted: 17th April
By: rlf

"All three projects we worked on with RLF were delivered on time and to our complete satisfaction. The project managers took time to understand and meet our requirements and most significantly, developed strong personal ties with the facilities management to ensure a real partnership developed."

Bryan Hemmings, Norwich Union

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Posted: 15th April
By: rlf

"RLF’s attention to detail was exceptional and as client I was kept fully informed of the budget position throughout the entire project. Regular monthly cost reports were provided to ensure accurate cost information was available when decisions had to be made regarding instructing changes. RLF kept on top of the works being undertaken and questioned the contractor robustly when additional items appeared. The team at RLF were extremely dedicated and involved in this project.  They were very hands on and created a great working relationship with the design team and myself as client.  They were able to source the information required to give clear picture of how the project was developing and were quick to identify areas for concern."

Sue McAvoy, School Business Manager, Bennett Memorial Diocesan School

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Posted: 14th April
By: rlf

housing

Renting v buying – the facts

Frequently, we hear that ‘renting is dead money’ and that getting on the property ladder, hard as it may be, makes the best financial sense. But although the long-term financial and practical commitment of a house purchase may not suit some, what do the stats tell us about renting v buying a home?

According to the latest reports, homeowners are £124 better off a month compared to renters - despite an ongoing ...

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Posted: 1st April
By: rlf

housing

What can the construction industry learn from the car industry?

The construction and demolition sector is the largest contributor to waste in the UK and is responsible for generating a staggering 120m tonnes of waste every year, according to the Green Building Council.

For this very reason, and to support Scottish charity Active4All, Yooz re-use and recycling centre was set up in 2009. It’s now one of the UK’s largest DIY re-use centres, selling discounted building materia...

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