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Whose Responsibility is Fire Safety? May 18, 2018

Fire safety is such a big, important part of a building design and construction project. It isn’t something that can ever be ignored – but who has to take responsibility? It will largely depend on the nature of the project and the role you play in it.

If you are an architect, you will be expected to have an understanding of buildings and fire safety regulations. This will ensure you design in the right feature, so that the building meets with the standards and guidelines set out for it.

If you are within the company constructing the building, you will need to take responsibility for the materials and products used. You should cross reference the designs produced by the architect to make sure they meet with buildings regulations set out by the government. These are there to make sure properties and safe, so it is essential everyone takes a joined up approach for the best results.

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The Responsibilities of a Landlord December 28, 2017

Landlords certainly do not have any easy life. There are so many responsibilities held by landlords – if you want to make good money from it, you have to make sure you are fulfilling all of your legal obligations. Here are some of the things you must do as a landlord:

  • Check all wiring, gas and electrics inside the property are safe. This will need to be done on a regular basis, and work must be carried out by someone qualified.
  • Make sure tenants can get in touch with someone during an emergency. Give them an emergency number to call and make sure it is always monitored.
  • Check the property is fire safe. You must have a working fire alarm when the tenant moves in, though it is then their responsibility to check it. Make sure you understand the rules around fire doors, extinguishers and fire blankets, and have the right equipment in place.
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Designing Urban Environments – the Job of a Town Planner November 26, 2017

A town planner sits somewhere between an architect, a scientist, a designer and an environmental consultant. They need to have a wide breadth of knowledge and take many different things into consideration when planning a town and regenerating a space, making it fulfil its potential. It is a difficult yet rewarding job that would suit someone who has a scientific mind.

Getting into town planning is usually best done via a university degree. If you already have a degree in something else, it may be possible to take an MA and gain the qualifications you need instead. Look through prospectuses and see what is available to you.

It may be possible to get into this area without a degree, though it will be more challenging. Look into government and local council jobs, and see if you can work your way up to a position within the environmental and planning departments.

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Everything You Need to Know About a Free Standing Awning August 1, 2017

An awning is great for use in large outdoor areas to provide weather and sun protection, in addition to giving you more livable space in your backyard. But its purpose does not limit itself to residential properties. In fact, you can use it as extensions to restaurants, facilities, and open markets as well.

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Advantages of a Retractable Terrace Covers June 1, 2017

There are lots of alternatives when it comes to covers like retractable terrace covers. These covers work the same way regarding protecting people from the direct heat of the sun and giving people the chance to change their home design. Covers designs available in the market include sun shades, canopies, regular covers, and pergola inspired ones. But if you want to boost your home’s image, one of the best options you can choose is the retractable terrace covers. These are those you can remove when you don’t need them but with more benefits than what you expect.

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