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Construction companies hit hardest

Construction companies hit hardest by growing waits for payment BUSINESSES in the construction sector have been hit hardest of any UK sector by longer waits for their invoices to be paid, with delays increasing 22% in the last year from

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Boutique office refurbishment

New Cardiff city centre block given a ’boutique office refurbishment’ Golate House in the centre of the capital has seen the renovation of two floors in a style inspired by the offices of Shoreditch and Hoxton A new office block,

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What Happens When You Let an Artist Design an Office?

What Happens When You Let an Artist Design an Office? user, space Installation View, 2016, Yuri Pattison. Photos by Andy Keate, courtesy the artist, mother’s tankstation limited, Helga Maria Klosterfelde, Labor, and Chisenhale Gallery A recent study estimates that 40% of the American

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Design Your Home Office for Maximum Productivity

1. Keep Your Personal Life in a Separate Room You need to keep distractions to a minimum when working from home, so you should never work in your comfort zone. For example: the kitchen is for eating, the common space

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How Office Design Impacts the Way We Work

You’d be surprised to learn how important being intentional with space is. Admittedly, this isn’t something I would normally think of unless there was reason to in the moment. Going through this exercise has been a much needed and growth-oriented

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Construction welcomes historic interest rate cut

Bank of England cuts interest rates to historic low of 0.25% Construction firms have welcomed the Bank of England’s decision to cut interest rates to a historic low. The Bank has cut interest rates to 0.25% from 0.5% – the

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Growth in construction is hit by investment delays

Growth in the construction sector continued to slow in the second quarter of the year as uncertainty in the UK economy delayed investment, according to property professionals. The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors’ survey for the three months to June

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Extreme transparent office design

What happens when you take transparent office design to extremes A rigid and unswerving adherence to a principle is rarely a good thing in the long run. This is perhaps doubly so when it comes to office design because the

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Why the future office will be as much about fun as work

Google’s headquarters in Zurich has a massage room, aquarium and a slide to deliver engineers smoothly and quickly to the canteen. Deloitte’s Amsterdam office was designed with one empty room on each floor for employees to put what they wanted

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The perfect creative workplace?

The perfect creative workplace? Can the design of your workplace aid creativity? A new book, The Creative Workplace, suggests yes, and offers a wide selection of examples guaranteed to give you office envy. The Creative Workplace, from Roads Publishing, serves

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