Glassfibre-reinforced concrete has been taking the architectural world by storm over the last ten years or so. It matches the strength of traditional steel-reinforced concrete while weighing only 20% as much, and it can be pre-fabricated into complex shapes off-site. Image Credit The breakthrough was delayed because ordinary glass fibres are degraded by the lime […]
The ring has been slipped onto your finger. You’ve exchanged vows. You turn to the waiting crowd of your family… and then your drunk uncle starts shouting.
Packing is often the least favourite part of going anywhere. However, it is important to do this properly so you don’t arrive at your Serviced Apartment Birmingham destination, like those offered by https://birminghamservicedapartments.co.uk/, ready for a night out and find that all you have to wear is one crinkled mess after another. Follow these tips […]
Concrete is strange substance. Versatile certainly but in terms of its aesthetic beauty? Well, in that regard perhaps it falls short. After the Second World War, with much of Europe in ruins the opportunity to turn areas that were considered poor and run down were ripe for modernisation. The need for quick and affordable housing […]
Think a diamond only comes in one shape? Well, think again. If you’re in the market for a shiny piece of bling, then you’ll need to know exactly what you’re looking for. Here are some of the different available shapes when you’re shopping for diamonds:
We have all heard of St Patrick’s Day – it is on 17 March every year – and the majority of us know that he is the patron saint of Ireland, but what else do we know about St Patrick? Let’s take a look at some interesting facts and figures surrounding this saint.
More of us have become aware of the effects that our carbon footprints are having on the environment and we are collectively hopping on trains and ditching planes in ever increasing numbers. If you’re wondering what has caused such a marked change in behaviour, a rise in train bragging and flight shaming is certainly playing […]
Under the Clean Air Act of 1993, the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA) is responsible for approving all types of fuel which are used in smoke control areas. Such fuels are rigorously tested according to a strict set of criteria, and in order for fuels to gain DEFRA approval, their manufacturers have […]
Given 10 guesses to name a silicon wafer manufacturer ranking among the 20 largest in the world, odds are the average person would soon be asking for another 10 guesses. Few of the top businesses in the industry are remotely close to being a household name, but consumers around the planet owe these tech giants […]
As awareness of climate change spreads, you may wonder what you can do to help the planet. Recycling your home waste materials like glass, paper, and plastic is pretty commonplace in most parts of the world these days, but what else can you do? Here are a few ideas of ways to help out the […]