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  1. The Biggest Cities In 2100

    The Biggest Cities In 2100

    Back in 2010, Tokyo, Japan had the biggest population of any city on the planet with a population of over 36 Million people, which was nearly 15 million more than Delhi, India, which had the second highest population. So, if you were to fast forward to the year 2100, you’d expect Tokyo to be even further ahead, right? Wrong. In...
  2. Biggest Construction Companies

    Biggest Construction Companies

    In this piece, we take a look at the biggest construction companies in the world. We’ll show you where these companies are based, how much money they bring in and interestingly, how many staff members they employ? As it’s not always the companies that have the largest revenues that are the most efficient. Take Actividades De Construccion Y Servicios S.A...
  3. Eco-House Designs

    Eco-House Designs

    Private homes are estimated to be responsible for about one fifth to one-fourth of global carbon dioxide emissions; and for that reason, eco-friendly construction or green building is becoming more and more of a necessity. If you’re looking to move home and are wanting something more eco-friendly, here are some alternative types of housing that will help you cut down...
  4. Cash In The Attic

    Cash In The Attic

    Here at Roof Stores, we thought we’d create a little game to see how well our customers’ knowledge was surrounding collectables. Perhaps some of the objects you see in this picture are things you still have in your attic? If so, it might be worthwhile hunting them down, as a few of these collectables are worth a lot of money...
  5. Can The World Be Powered By Solar Alone?

    Can The World Be Powered By Solar Alone?

    As the world continues to strive to lower its carbon footprint and explore sources of energy that we can turn into power as efficiently and cleanly as possible, it turns out we may have undervalued the number one resource available to us, the sun. Solar is by far the largest, most reliable source of energy available all around the world...
  6. The Most Iconic Falls in Film History

    The Most Iconic Falls in Film History

    Long, dramatic falls are a frequently used device in cinema to provide a suitably theatrical demise for a character. Although the final plunge is often a way of dispatching dastardly villains, heroic characters fall victim to the same fate. Whether it’s from a skyscraper, an aircraft or even a mountain chasm, there are few more visually arresting ways to provide...
  7. A Year-Round Guide to Essential Home Maintenance

    A Year-Round Guide to Essential Home Maintenance

      Any homeowner knows that keeping your house up to standard takes a fair amount of work. However, despite people’s best intentions, it’s easy to overlook some of the essential checks that you must carry out to ensure your property remains in great shape.   THE FACTS   According to information sourced from industry experts including the RIBA Journal and...
  8. An Aerial View of the Future - Drones in Construction

    An Aerial View of the Future - Drones in Construction

      There is an aerial revolution happening across the globe. Drones have emerged as a highly viable commercial tool with applications in numerous sectors, most notably, construction. This isn't surprising, as their benefits range from on-site safety to a level of project monitoring which wasn't previously possible. A market set to be worth billions over the coming years, there's no...
  9. The Shifting Trends of Global Energy Usage

    The Shifting Trends of Global Energy Usage

    The global demand for energy is growing exponentially year on year as countries develop and their populations increase. This requires new solutions to keep up with demand. These rapidly changing trends in energy usage are shaping the way we power our everyday lives. Despite this need for more energy resource, driven by growing economies in developing nations, the way we’re...
  10. The Legacy of Grand Designs

    The Legacy of Grand Designs

      The enduring popularity of Channel 4’s love letter to architecture, Grand Designs, demonstrates the UK's passion for beautiful buildings. The show has seen designer Kevin McCloud track the progress of hundreds of imaginative projects. Over 18 series and almost 200 episodes, the show has acted as escapism for those who dream of constructing their own perfect home.   GRAND...

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