Final Friday Five

Pokemon GO

While many of us have been away on our holidays during August, a lot has been going on in the world! This month’s Final Friday Five takes a look at everything from the Olympics to Pokémon GO…

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SIPs – Adding Space and Value

SIPs and ROI In May, Savills revealed that more £70/sq ft office deals had already been completed within the City than in the whole on 2014. This premium on commercial space makes maximising usable space within a building footprint essential.

One way of … Read the rest

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SIPs – A Versatile Option for New Projects

SIPs case study - Kingspan TEK at CPD Centre, University of Bedfordshire Since their earliest days, Structural Insulated Panels (SIPs) have been valued for their versatility.

During the Second World War, for example, De Havilland took advantage of the strength and lightweight construction of early sandwich panels to form the outer skin … Read the rest

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SIPs – A Retro-Fit Route

Lowery Centre Arguably one of the greatest challenges Britain faces when attempting to reduce its carbon emissions is the vitality of its existing building stock.

Estimates from the Chartered Institute of Building have suggested that 70% of the buildings constructed before … Read the rest

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SIPs – A High Performance Cladding Solution

TEK SIPs to slab connection Last year, the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors revealed that the number of European commercial properties carrying a sustainability certification mark increased by 64% in the period 2013 to 2015. In the UK alone, 2,422 properties were BREEAM certified with… Read the rest
Date: July 8, 2016
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SIPs – The History of a Truly Modern Method of Construction

SIPs - The History “Little pig, little pig, let me come in…”

British children learn to fear alternative construction methods at an early age, courtesy of the tale of the three little pigs. Whilst hungry wolves aren’t exactly a concern for most UK homebuyers, … Read the rest

Date: July 5, 2016
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What is Yield?

Yield The Real Value of Space research frequently mentions “yield”. This blog explains the term in more detail, and specifically, how it is used within Sweett Group’s research.

Yield

In the property market, this term describes the ratio of rent to … Read the rest

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Where can you get the best returns from premium insulation

City-Office Over the course of this blog series we’ve seen the significant return on investment (ROI) that premium insulation can deliver through six, very different commercial case studies. Now it’s time to take a step back, using the results from Sweett… Read the rest
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Premium Insulation Brings Fringe Benefits for Scots

Blog-6---Edinburgh The 68th Edinburgh Fringe Festival reaches its climax this week after another hugely successful season. The close of the festival next Monday also leaves precisely one month until the revisions to Section 6 (energy) of the Scottish Building Standards come… Read the rest
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Is there any value in extra space for ‘Big Shed’ distribution centres?

Blog-5---Wales-Distribution Following a bumper year in 2014, demand for property within the UK logistics sector remained strong in the first half of 2015 according to Savill’s latest report. Take up in the first six months was over 30% above the long-term… Read the rest
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