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Why is asbestos dangerous?

The dangers of asbestos are well known, or at least I thought they were until a colleague was recently told…

Paul McCarthy

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Tackling concrete balcony, terrace and walkway repairs

Like all other parts of a property, balconies, terraces and walkways require maintenance and repairs. Most old balconies, terraces and…

Paul McCarthy

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Considering wooden flooring? Remember under floor ventilation

Under floor ventilation is essential to stop damp build up. Put simply, damp is stale moist air trapped inside your house…

Paul McCarthy

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When Finlock concrete guttering fails

Finlock guttering is the term given to concrete gutters that were popular in buildings in the 1950s and 60s. Like…

Paul McCarthy

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What to look out for when leasing a shop or commercial property

The dream of running a shop is high on a number of people’s wish list but before you sign a…

Paul McCarthy

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What is a licence to alter?

If you live in a flat, whether it is purpose built or part of a converted house, and want to…

Paul McCarthy

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Concrete isn’t a 1960’s invention

Britain was part of the Roman Empire for over 350 years. The Romans arrived in AD 43 and left in…

Paul McCarthy

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Celebrating women in the built environment

To commemorate International Women’s Day, we at MCP chose five women who have had, or are having, a positive impact on our…

Paul McCarthy

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A quick guide to Building Information Modelling (BIM)

What is Building Information Modelling (BIM)? The promise of Building Information Modelling (BIM) is the ability to build a structure virtually prior…

Paul McCarthy