Soundproofing for Industrial Settings

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Increased noise levels are one of the biggest issues for industrial settings, causing direct and indirect damage to the business and the people exposed to it. This is to say that buildings situated near industrial parks, airports or railway stations - and not necessarily a part of them - can alsobe affected by the excessive noise. However, diminishing this damage is more affordable and possible today compared to the height of the industrial era.

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Should I Change the Locks to My Commercial Rental Property?

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This is the dilemma for many landlords. Let's look at both answers available for this question. Yes, change the locks! For many landlords, it's not so much about trusting the tenant, but about not even needing to trust them.

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How a Leaky Ceiling Inspired Us to Create a Bigger Office

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Our design office was part of an old Victorian house, shared with one other business. We were on the first floor, the other business on the ground floor.

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On High Fencing and Security to Keep Trespassers Out

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When I had our car-park and entrance to our headquarters designed and constructed, I had no idea at the time that the design itself resemebled many features a skateboard park has: smooth ramps of varying angles for accessibility purposes, small stairways (ideal for jumps), and even what I would call a "quarter-pipe" (a smooth quarter circle of concrete that rose from the car-park to the grassy entrance-way to the building). It didn't take long for word to get around.

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What Is Horizontal Directional Drilling (HDD)

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Horizontal Directional Drilling (HDD) is widely used for below-ground pipeline and utility installations that require a trenchless solution. It is a low disturbance approach for accurately and efficiently crossing roads, railways, rivers, bays and a variety of other obstacles with minimal environmental impact.

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With More Types of Rooflights on the Market than Ever, What Rooflight is Right for Your Project?

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With more and more building and construction projects and home renovation projects incorporating Rooflights, Skylights and Roof Windows we ask the question "What is the right Rooflight to choose and what are the benefits between the options"We have asked 'The Skylight Company" to give us a quick run-down on the types of Rooflights and the main beneifts of each. The first question you would be asking yourself is whether its a Flat or Pitched Roof that you are looking to bring in natural light through. Pitched Roof WindowsRoof Windows are windows that can be installed into a pitched roof (Usually a roof between 15 - 90 deg) and are a reltively inexpensive option to install. Companies like VELUX and FAKRO offer a huge range of sizes, finishes and glazing options. Flat Roof WindowsPolycarbonate Domes - A cost effective option that will give you plenty of light. There are many sizes and ventilation options available, but if you want something that is a little more eye-pleasing then maybe continue reading! Glass Rooflights - Stunning visuals, great performance but not ually a cheap option.

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The Different Types Of Loft Conversions Available in London

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If you are thinking of converting your loft, you need to know about the different types of loft conversions in London you can complete. Proficiency have noticed that there are 4 common loft conversion types that are most popular.

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How the Decentralisation of Energy Will Make the World a Greener Place

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Economies are centered heavily on big scales and large volume output. It all makes sense from an economic standpoint, and this enterprise model essentially hasn't changed during the last two centuries.

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Choosing the Best Flooring for Your Retail Premises

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If you own or run a retail outlet, you will no doubt know how important it is to get your commercial flooring right. In addition to practical considerations, such as maintenance and cleaning, you will need to consider customer and staff safety, appearance and cost.

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Why Choose Modular Offices for Your Expansion?

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Making a change is sometimes necessary for any business. Leaving an office building where you've spent years building your business can be difficult.

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A Look at Creating a Healthy Work Environment

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We spend so much time at work, and so the environment in which we work in can't help but have an affect on our well-being. "Sick building syndrome" is a well-established problem.

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The Importance Of Good Acoustics In A Commercial Setting

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When thinking about room acoustics, there is a range of different factors that need to be taken into consideration; for example, the size of the room, what its purpose is, how many people will use it, etc. Misjudging even one of these factors can make a massive difference to the acoustics of your room, and getting it wrong can have a negative impact. There are a number of factors to consider and we will highlight a few below. EchoWith the recent changes in the interior design of hospitality venues such as cafes, bars and restaurants, there has also been a change in the absorption of sound.

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Equipment Rental: An Economical Approach to Construction

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A lot of contractors have started renting construction equipment in lieu of purchasing it outright. This practical approach to the business comes as no surprise, given its cost-effectiveness.

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Disabled Lifts - Bringing Accessibility to All

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With disabled lifts a necessity when it comes to providing access which is inclusive to all, a number of high profile buildings have had excellent examples installed, taking advantage of the huge choice available. No longer simply a functional moving platform, disabled lifts come in a variety of styles from basic designs right through to the luxurious. Incorporating a range of modern materials and displaying elements of quality, style and design, disabled lifts can now become a focal point in their own right. Disabled people need access to the same facilities as able bodied people and that means there is a huge demand for retail units, restaurants, entertainment venues and leisure facilities to provide access which adheres to Disability Discrimination Act (DDA) legislation, but also remains sympathetic to the building itself. The basic function and mechanics may remain the same but the facades can vary hugely, with lifts being designed around the age of a building.

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