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Can Workplace Layout Affect Staff Productivity?

Productivity is a prime concern for many a business owner – especially in the UK, where to everyone’s chagrin, per capita productivity lags behind most of our developed economy competitors. Solving the productivity puzzle has become a preoccupation of many a business leader and policy maker. But where does the secret to better productivity lie? […]

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Why Should I Install LED Lighting?

  LEDs have been brightening up the lighting market for the past few years. But what is it that makes LED lighting an improvement on traditional incandescent or CFL bulbs? Traditional incandescent bulbs pass electricity through a filament (a thin piece of wire) to produce light, whereas LEDs produce their light by passing electricity through […]

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Why Do I Need a Legionella Survey?

Legionella is a bacteria which is capable of causing a pneumonia-like illness called Legionnaires’ Disease. Although antibiotics can be used to treat most people suffering from the disease, it can be life-threatening if proper medical attention is not sought out. A more mild illness called Pontiac Fever can also be caused by the legionella bacteria. […]

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5 Things to Do If Your Property Is Flooded

Experiencing a flood at your business premises can be a devastating event, with costly repair fees and the potential to shut down your operations for weeks or even months. In the worst case, a business may need to move property completely while repairs are undertaken. If you are unfortunate enough to suffer a flood, there […]

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Why Should I Worry About Japanese Knotweed?

Japanese knotweed is an ornamental perennial plant that was imported into the UK in the mid-1800s. It is now classified as an invasive plant in many countries. The plant has hollow stems with pronounced nodes, giving it a similar appearance to bamboo. However, knotweed isn’t related to bamboo and is a closer relative to buckwheat. […]

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Landlords: Why is Mould Growing on Your Walls & What Are You Responsible For?

If you lease a property to tenants, it is often your responsibility or that of your facility management  to ensure any building defects are identified and dealt with. One of the most common problems is mould, which, if left untended, can raise health risks for tenants and cause severe damage requiring expensive renovations. Here, we’ll […]

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