Eco-Friendly Housing : It’s What’s on the Inside That Counts

Eco-friendly housing is a hot topic. From shipping-crate homes to tree-house constructions, the term “eco-friendly housing” typically conjures up images of innovative, futuristic construction techniques. While construction materials are a vital component of eco-friendly housing design, environmental concerns should not cease alongside construction. Designing houses which minimise our carbon footprints while we live in them,…

Energy-Efficient and Cost-Effective: Why Businesses are Opting for Steel-Frame Construction

What do Paris’ Eiffel Tower, New York’s Empire State Building and Dubai’s Burj Khalifa all have in common? All these famous buildings are made of Steel. Since the onset of the Industrial Revolution in the late-18th century, steel has been used in construction. First used to fabricate smaller elements like hardware and railings, the material…

A Sector Strapped for Cash: Why More Investment Should Be Directed to Social Enterprises

Almost two in five social enterprises (39%) say access to capital is the single biggest barrier to their organisation’s growth. Effectively financing this rapidly-expanding sector is critical to sustaining the growth of social businesses and fostering the innovation that the UK economy needs. A quiet revolution in the way we do business is underway. The…