Friday, 25 October 2013

Landlord’s Insurance Explained

Landlord's Insurance Liverpool
If you need landlord’s insurance in Liverpool you must realise how essential the right cover is for your business.

There are two kinds of landlord’s insurance available to you. Commercial property insurance and domestic landlord’s insurance provide comprehensive cover to different kinds of properties. You must be certain you are getting the right kind of insurance for your business.

If you are seeking landlord’s insurance in Liverpool to rent out to residents i.e. for individuals, couples or families to live in then you require domestic landlord’s insurance. If you plan to rent your property to other businesses or organisations you need commercial property insurance. The insurance offered by both types of policy differs slightly to make certain you are covered for the possible scenarios you may encounter.

Whether you require single or multiple property landlord’s insurance in Liverpool you must choose a reputable commercial insurance company. All business insurance is vital but landlord’s insurance is particularly important. Liability can be a big issue for landlord’s since they are not always present at the property when a problem occurs. The nature of renting out your property as a business is complex due to the fact it is often unclear who is liable for any damage. Comprehensive landlord’s insurance from a reliable insurer could save you from a serious loss in income in the event of a problem. Issues can occur whether the property serves commercial or domestic renting. A dedicated insurer will guide you through the legal jargon so you know what your responsibility is and what the responsibility of your tenants is.

Naturally every business is different and this goes for landlords too. Your situation is unique so a professional and dedicated commercial insurer should tailor a policy to meet your needs. Your business may also change overtime. When you start your policy you might only have one property but decide to take out multiple properties later. Your insurers will make sure your policy develops with your business so that you are always 100% covered.

Liverpool is a large city with a high proportion of new students every year needing accommodation and there is a thriving business sector so there are plenty of business opportunities for landlords but remember that damage to property is more likely in a densely populated city so be certain you have comprehensive cover and the right policy for your situation.

Friday, 18 October 2013

Carbon Neutral Methods for Construction in North Wales

construction in North Wales
Greener building methods are becoming more important for construction in North Wales.

Construction work is a major contributor to greenhouse gas emissions.  It is also impossible not to impact in some way on the aesthetic beauty of the environment during most construction projects since any work on former green sites will destroy a part of the natural environment, unless building work takes place on brown field sites.  There is, however, construction taking place by companies in North Wales who care about the environment and are making it a top priority to reduce any negative impact on the environment caused by their construction work.

Hopefully, as environmental awareness spreads we will see more companies working to develop and employ greener building techniques throughout the country.

Here in North Wales, considerable effort by some companies is going into sustainable building.  Sustainable building means using building methods that draw on sustainable products and are as gentle on the environment as possible, significantly reducing damage and greenhouse gases.

How are some of these pioneering companies developing sustainable building methods?

Reducing and recycling are two key factors in sustainable building for construction in North Wales.  Reduction techniques look to the whole life of the construction project. It is pointless if the construction process aims to have little environmental impact in the building phase but then the building itself is extremely wasteful of energy. Reduction looks at the finished project to be energy efficient for the life of the property. This is achieved by using green building technology, the finished property using renewable energy sources and energy efficient materials.  Passive design using natural ventilation where possible and practical is also an effective reduction method.

Recycling in the construction process is fairly obvious and fortunately more widely taken into account in the modern construction industry. Using timber from sustainable forests, recycled stone and as few raw materials as possible in the building phase goes a long was to making construction more environmentally considerate and ethical.

Apart from reduction and recycling the most important factor in construction is to limit the creation of greenhouse gases.  Developing carbon neutral operations is one the most important investments a construction company can make.  Other ways to reduce the carbon footprint is to use ‘carbon capturing’ methods.  Planting trees is a brilliant way to capture carbon, transforming it into oxygen and returning value to the environment to offset the construction effects.

If you are looking to build but care about environmental impact then use construction companies that employ sustainable building methods.

Thursday, 17 October 2013

Architects in Cheshire Set for Big Project


After plenty of exposure in the media of late, the Chester arts centre is finally set to go under construction – fantastic news for architects in Cheshire.

What was once a rather popular attraction in the form of an Oden cinema is set to become the epicentre of all culturally significant events in the Cheshire. There was some concern over the loss of a cinema before a new one had been built but if the artist’s impressions of what the eventual theatre will look like are anything to go by, it’s sure to be worth the wait.

There’s little doubt that this project is the most ambitious in Chester for many years with design plans looking highly promising. Measuring in with an 800-seat theatre, it’s set to become the biggest of its kind by some distance. The company tasked with bringing the dream to life have previously worked on Venue Cymru in Llandudno – the premium place for all your theatre in North Wales.

The most intriguing development to take into consideration is the main hub of the former Oden is to be converted into a city library that is consistent with current culture. There will be access to many exciting features in an attempt to interests youngsters who may have fallen out of love with reading or just never had the right opportunity to do so.

With work expected to be completed by 2015, there are nothing but positives to take from this story with the news that all talent working on the construction will be locally sourced with an abundance of apprenticeships available for those trying to find a path into the sector.

Chester Performs are said to be thrilled with the developments and their director Andrew Bentley had this to say: “The project is really gathering momentum now, and this team is perfectly placed to help us build a wonderful, game changing cultural facility for the city.
“We have achieved so much in terms of quality and audiences even without a building in the last few years and this building will be a worthy home for all that.

“We have so much more to do to further excite audiences and engage communities but this is just the start and Chester Performs are delighted to be working alongside this tremendous team.”