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CREATING OUTDOOR SPACES FOR BETTER HEALTH - BY ANDREW CARRINGTON

31/03/2016

Although it may not always seem like it Spring is finally with us, so now is a great time to get out into the fresh air. A variety of research funded by the Government, highlights the significance of visiting green, open spaces and the effects they have on improving people’s mental and physical health.

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MIPIM 2016 – WHAT WE LEARNED FOR PARTNERSHIP BASED REGENERATION - BY MICHAEL HILL

24/03/2016

I have recently returned from the 2016 MIPIM Conference in Cannes with my colleagues Richard Cherry, Ian Simpson and Davinia Venton. MIPIM bills itself as ‘the world’s property market’ and with 23,500 attendees from around 90 countries it was busier than ever. MIPIM is a unique opportunity for the global property industry to gather away from the normal business environment.

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10 SIMPLE BUT EFFECTIVE WAYS TO TRANSFORM YOUR HOME THIS EASTER - BY JAMIE WOODROW

23/03/2016

Although DIY may not be everyone’s favourite task, the Easter weekend provides the perfect opportunity for a little spruce up here and there around the house. There are ways in which you can embrace the spring and add some more colour and light into your home without taking too much relaxation time out of the upcoming Bank Holiday.

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CREATING BETTER PLACES TO LIVE ADDS SUBSTANTIAL VALUE - BY ANDREW CARRINGTON

17/03/2016

Good place making can add substantial value to homes, according to new research by the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (RICS). The ‘Placemaking and Value’ report found that the key item for people is the concept of ‘neighbourhood’ with proximity to local facilities and shops also ranked highly.

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APPRENTICES BUILD ON EXPERIENCE FOR NEW CAREERS IN CONSTRUCTION - BY PAUL SWEENEY

14/03/2016

This year, as part of National Apprenticeship Week (14 – 18 March) the Government is advocating that employers “pass the torch” of knowledge from one generation onto the next. Countryside remains an enthusiastic supporter of apprenticeships, boosting much-needed skills and leading people on to successful careers in the construction sector.

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LONDON HOUSING COMMISSION: FINDING EFFECTIVE SOLUTIONS TO LONDON’S HOUSING CRISIS - BY MICHAEL HILL

09/03/2016

I was invited on Monday to the launch of the London Housing Commission's keenly awaited final report, 'Building a new deal for London'. The report was presented by the Commission's Chair, Lord Kerslake and was followed by speeches from three of the candidates for Mayor of London - Zac Goldsmith, Sadiq Khan and Caroline Pidgeon.

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CELEBRATING WOMEN IN THE HOUSEBUILDING INDUSTRY - BY GUY LAMBERT

08/03/2016

House building is traditionally a male-dominated sector but here at Countryside, we have more female employees than ever. To mark International Women’s Day today, here we highlight the growing role that women play in the industry.

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New Homes blog

EIGHT WAYS TO PREPARE YOUR GARDEN FOR SPRING/SUMMER - BLOG BY MATT REYNOLDS

03/03/2016

It’s safe to say that there is one thing that is looking forward to warmer weather even more than you are…..your garden has been freezing and bare for the past four months and it’s time to finally give it some TLC.

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Here you’ll find property related blog articles from the team at Countryside as well as independent experts. Expect regular tips and advice on topics such as buying a new home, interior and landscape design, setting up home, mortgages and finance, plus articles on architecture, the property market, regeneration and more.

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