Helena Jenkinson

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Weekly Blog – 29

In recent news, the RIBA has urged the government to stop the demolition of buildings, which plays a key factor in contributing to severe climate change issues. It takes a lot of polluting energy to make cement, steel, and bricks, so instead of demolishing old homes and rebuilding with more pollution hungry materials, developers should be obliged to retrofit, refurbish, reassemble buildings and salvage materials arising from demolition. This is a hot topic, especially as 50, 000 buildings a year are being demolished, accounting for 2/3 of British waste. Simon Alford, president of the RIBA, has expressed a view that […]

Weekly Blog – 26

It has been a pretty normal week with various site visits across Somerset, Devon and Dorset, including a meeting with local mechanical designers of Solar Port Systems Ltd for an exciting new scheme working alongside Bridport Town Council which will deliver numerous benefits, including a reduction in air and noise pollution, making Bridport the first council in Dorset to go green.  This week has also seen the submission of an application for planning permission and listed building consent for a Grade II farmhouse in Wellington, as well as a Building Regulations application in Frome. A healthy number of enquiries are […]