Posts tagged with “construction”


Tuesday, 10 December, 2019

WHAT IS HIMALAYAN BALSAM? Himalayan Balsam, otherwise known as Impatiens glandulifera is a relative of the busy Lizzie, but has a much more aggressive growth rate, reaching heights of up to 3 meters. This invasive plant was introduced into the UK in 1839 from Northern India and has become problematic especially in riverbank locations. The … Read More »

Use Of Drones Becomes Rampant In The Construction Industry

Tuesday, 16 July, 2019

It is said that the construction industry is always interested in using the latest technology whenever it makes the work simple. Yes, it is undoubtedly true. Unless the technical advancement makes the life of a construction engineer simple, he or she will not be quite enthusiastic for it. When we see drones becoming a common … Read More »

Energy Efficient Bi-Fold Doors Become The First Choice Of Construction Engineers

Friday, 7 June, 2019

Construction engineers always try to find out materials that are aesthetically pleasing and functionally rich. They aim to enhance the value of a property by incorporating new concepts. In recent years, there has been a remarkable increase in the popularity of bi-fold doors across the UK. Statistically, the bi-fold doors recorded an extraordinary growth of … Read More »

Property Surveys Guide For First-time Buyers

Thursday, 12 June, 2014

First time, young property buyers are most vulnerable to wrong home choices. This is sad news because young people stretch their financial limits just to climb the ladder to estate ownership, and yet they are not given what it due to their hard work and the proof of feat they deserve. For many young home … Read More »

Energy Efficiency Guide For Home And Commercial Builders

Wednesday, 20 June, 2012

If incorporated in initial plans and home designs, builders and future homeowners can easily maximize renewable energy sources. Builders who desire a cost-effective, energy-efficient and comfortable living space should consider employing solar water heaters, photovoltaic systems, passive solar heating  and other techniques. Here are some easy benchmarks to ensure these ideas are incorporated to your … Read More »

Harnessing Solar Panels Energy

Wednesday, 9 May, 2012

The sun radiates enough solar energy every hour to satisfy the Earth’s global energy requirements. The energy transmitted by the sun can be harnessed to make it more useable. Solar panels (also known as photovoltaic cells) utilize the renewable energy from the sun and are considered eco-friendly and clean method of storing solar energy. Solar … Read More »

Solar PV ‘rent a roof’ schemes lead to mortgage issues

Monday, 30 April, 2012

By Jon Ramage With the business and workload continuing to expand, Cockrams Surveyors have moved to employ another graduate. Jon Ramage will start work in June after completing an RICS accredited BSc degree in Building Surveying and Environment. Prior to studying, Jon came from a construction related background with 8 years site experience, ranging from … Read More »

The History and Modern Cob Wall

Wednesday, 25 April, 2012

History Cob is a material that consists of sand, straw, earth, water and clay, and has been compared to clay. Cob has a resistance to seismic activity, fireproof, and moderate in price. It is generally used in creating sculptural, artistic forms. The sustainability and eco-building movements began using this method again in recent years. Cob … Read More »

What is Prefabricated Buildings

Monday, 9 April, 2012

To define a prefabricated building is a building that exists of many factory built units that are assembled on site to complete the unit. These prefabricated buildings have been manufactured in sections that can easily be transported to a home or building site for construction and installation. They are commonly delivered by a flat bed … Read More »

England’s Stone Walls

Monday, 2 April, 2012

 Stone walls are very commonly used as field boundaries in England. Although there are many different types most were used centuries ago by farmers to contain livestock. Individual farmers would enclose land which was previously shared with all inhabitants of an area. Once this land was enclosed the right for the public to share it … Read More »