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Planning permission for tricky sites – we can help!

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Applying for planning permission can be tough to navigate. Applying for planning permission for tricky sites – for example agricultural land, a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, a national park or the green belt – can be even more

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Benefits of Green Buildings: part two – economic benefits

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As World Green Building Week 2018 approaches (24 – 30 Sep), we thought we’d share some of the most recent research on the economic benefits of green buildings. This post is part of a series which will explain why we should

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Benefits of Green Buildings: part one – environmental benefits

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As World Green Building Week 2018 approaches (24 – 30 Sep), we thought we’d share some of the most recent research on the environmental benefits of green buildings. This post is part of a series which will explain why we should

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22.8.18 – See a Koru-designed house take shape on this house build blog

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Ever wondered what it’s like to demolish and rebuild a house? Check out our clients’ fantastic house build blog and instagram account wearebuildingahouse.com which details the process with regular blogs, photos and time-lapse videos. As they state in their first

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The benefits of bioplastics (#SuperSmartMaterials)

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Bioplastics originate from biological material. We all know that oil and gas originate from biological organisms. But plastics derived from these natural oils and gases aren’t bioplastics. So, what is a bioplastic? One of the first synthetic plastics was made

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Benefits of building with straw, plus examples (#SuperNaturalMaterials 7)

This is the seventh post in our Super Natural Materials series – you can view the whole series here. How do you use straw in construction? Straw-bale construction is a building method that uses bales of straw as structural elements,

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Benefits of building with hemp, plus examples (#SuperNaturalMaterials 5)

This is the fifth post in our Super Natural Materials series – you can view the whole series here. Hemp: a versatile material Hemp is a plant that holds extraordinary history, from its use as paper, to hemp plastic, to

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