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NHS buildings using new language

The October issue of the AJ features an article about Alder Heys new hospital. The building appraisal states that the new buildings “language appears to have consciously evolved away from the clinical”….and that’s great. It is difficult to balance the need for interiors that place proper emphasis on infection control whilst at the same time creating an environment that is’ non clinical’ warm and reassuring. Treating the whole person and especially the mind is essential to the well being of patients. I find that it [...]

Extensions Galore

The UK is seeing a building boom in the domestic market. Extensions are going up everywhere. Builders are all very busy. That means it is not the best time to build! Why? Its supply and demand. Builders can pick and choose and to a certain extent name their price. Like most peaks in building it will follow with a downward trend so don’t rush into those building projects. When it comes to getting quotations our advice is to get [...]