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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

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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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Posted: 25th March
By: rlf

"RLF have proved to be extremely professional and of great assistance in carrying out this project to a successful completion."

Jean Pierre Ellul Castaldi, Director, Hotel Phoenicia, Malta

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Posted: 24th March
By: rlf

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Saving space

We live in a digital world that’s increasingly obsessed with visual experiences. Whether we’re on our mobile phones, iPads, tablets or laptops, app designers, advertising executives and website gurus are obsessed with de-cluttering their platforms.

The reason? Space. And in design terms, white space is precious. People react better when things are neater.

When it comes to designing properties and developmen...

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Posted: 21st March
By: rlf

The 2014 Budget – Growth and spending

This week, George Osborne deliver his 5th budget, but what were the key announcements for the construction sector in terms of growth and spending?

 
THE ECONOMY
Main points:

GDP forecast to grow by 2.7% this year and 2.3% next year, by 2.6% in 2016 and 2017, and then by 2.5% in 2018
Deficit forecast to be 6.6% of GDP this year, 5.5% in 2014-15 with a surplus of 0.2% by 2018-19
The number of peopl...

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