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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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Get a Simple Opening With Side Hinged Garage Doors April 8, 2017

Side hinged garage doors are highly effective and convenient for most garages. They help to solve many problems while providing opportunities not feasible with other types of garage doors. They are also easy to operate and maintain as they have few moving mechanical parts. They come in wide array choices of styles, finishes, and material making them suitable for any home decor. Installing side hinged doors in your garage also offers practicality especially if your garage is used to store toys and bikes among other equipment such as gym, workshop, freezers, and laundry facility. They are suitable if you access your garage frequently as they offer easy access with minimal effort.

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Deciding to Design your Own Home February 8, 2017

Whether they’re old or new, most people buy their homes already built. Why not ring the changes and build your own home? This will open up lots of new options for you, giving you the chance to really put your own mark on your living space. Here are some things to consider:

  • How much experience do you have? If you already have architectural, design or construction experience, you may be able to play an active role in putting the blueprints together. If not, hire an architect with a good reputation for homes.
  • Do you have the funds? Make sure you have a comprehensive idea of the building and planning costs. Don’t run out of money part way through your project.
  • Have you chosen a good area? You will initially need to select the land where you will build your new home. Think about everything, from the way the land lies to the amount of natural light your home will receive.
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