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PJ construction and The National Forest

PJ Construction Ltd has made measurable contributions towards promoting and benefitting The National Forest in their campaign to create 200 square miles of New Forest.

The National Forest aims to create 200 square miles of New Forest across Leicestershire, Derbyshire and Staffordshire ultimately helping address climate change, absorbing carbon and helping to adapt to the long-term challenge of climate change.

Having formally received charitable status, The National Forest has now planted over eight and a half million trees increasing coverage from 6% to more than 20%. The charity stands as a national example of sustainable development.

To learn more about PJ Construction's partnership with the National Forest, click here.

Stress Free Construction

Established in 1973, PJ Constriction are specialists in most types of construction including Barn Conversions, New build houses, Garages and refurbishments.

Working to fulfil your vision under the eye of an architect or directly for the client, we provide a high-quality team of tradesmen to ensure an exceptional finish. We have the necessary experience and skills required to complete your project both on time and on budget.

We pride ourselves on our quality of workmanship and so provide full preparation of working schedules, full site supervision and insurance as well as full health and safety coverage for your peace of mind. It generally takes 2 weeks to prepare an estimate for a project, an experienced surveyor will carry out an in-depth assessment of the work needed and appropriate permissions and regulations required before we can provide an estimate for the work.

Once agreed, we will start work on your construction project within a week to a month depending on the complexity of the work. We aim for 100% client satisfaction and hope to obtain repeat business from our happy customers. To start your own construction project in Oxshott, visit PJ Construction.

Tips on Running a Local Facebook Business Page

Since the Facebook scandal, it can be easy to overlook the benefits of Facebook. Facebook Pages still have a lot to offer local businesses, to explore the full potential of your page you need to familiarise yourself with Page Insights.

Insights provide you with a wealth of information, from the best time to post to engage your followers, to how many times people viewed a particular photo or blog post on your page. By getting familiar with your customer base, their interests, likes and active times on Facebook, you can learn what is best to post and when.

It is generally popular for businesses to post on Wednesday and Sunday evenings between 6pm and 9pm as they are the most popular times on Facebook, when traffic is at it’s highest. This may be different for your business, check your Insights to decide the high times for you to post. Time moves fast in big cities for small business owners, with this in mind, it is possible to write your posts when you have a moment and schedule them to be posted at the highest times of traffic to your site.

For businesses based in certain areas, it is highly recommending that you network and connect with as many local business pages and groups as possible from your area. The more shares, likes and comments your page receives, the larger the reach of your page. This means that more people in the local area will be aware of your presence and the services you offer. For more tips on running a social media page in London, talk to SEO Optimisers.

Tips on Running a Local Facebook Page in Poole

Amongst the Facebook scandal, the benefits Facebook can offer local businesses are being overlooked. To explore the full potential of your business page you need to familiarise yourself with Page Insights and get sharing.

Although they may change in coming months, Insights currently provide you with a wealth of information, from the best time to post to engage your followers, to how many times people viewed a particular photo or video on your page. By getting familiar with your customer base, even the average age and gender of your followers, you can learn what is best to post and when.

Wednesday and Sunday evenings are generally regarded as the best days to post, between 6pm and 9pm are the most popular times on Facebook, when traffic is at it’s highest, but this may be different for your business. Being a successful small business owner, you may not have the time to post every week, however it is possible to write your posts when you have a moment and schedule them to be posted at the highest times of traffic to your site.

For, locally based business like some of those based in Poole, it is highly recommending that you network and connect with as many local business pages and groups as possible. Search for Business Groups in your area and advertising pages where you can share your material. The more shares, likes and comments you can get for your posts and page, the more people will see your page. The more people seeing your posts and page, especially locally, the higher the likelihood of people remembering your name. For more tips on running social media pages in Poole, talk to Simply Digital.

Reasons why a Loft Conversion is for you

1. Loft conversions can balance out your home Is your house bottom heavy, with more living space downstairs than bedroom and bathroom space upstairs? Adding a loft conversion can be a perfect way to bring your home into proportion. Most conversions are used for an extra bedroom or two with an en-suite bathroom.

2. Take advantage of stunning views Located in idyllic settings, having a loft conversion can move your living space upwards to make the most of the gorgeous views surrounding your house.

3. Your loft is almost definitely suitable Lofts with a 2.3m minimum head height are typically seen as fit to convert, although obstacles can affect this decision. If your roof is shorter than 2.3m don’t panic, you can still have a loft conversion by editing areas of your roof, it just requires more planning and a larger budget.

4. Adding value to your home Adding an extra room to your house, depending on the location can add up to £60,000 to the value of your property. As this is more than the average cost of a loft conversion, it is an intelligent option to return a profit.

5. Planning Permission probably isn’t necessary Most loft conversions are permitted development, meaning permission isn’t required as long as you meet several criteria such as materials matching those of the existing property, the extension isn’t higher than the original roof and aren’t in listed buildings or Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty. See what we could do for your loft in Christchurch at World Of Lofts.

Self-Healing Masonry
Scientists in Cardiff are attempting to exploit the properties of bacteria to develop a self-healing masonry. They hope this system could be applied to building stone to help in the development and preservation of historic buildings.

The technology provides the stone with a naturally occurring microorganism, mixed with certain precursor chemicals which mean that when the stone comes to any kind of harm, the solution will be triggered enabling the damage to begin repairing itself.

Here at PJ Construction our specialist Masonry experts have an extensive knowledge of traditional methods which can be used to design and install new build masonry or renovate older buildings. A new technology such as this could provide our structures with an ever-lasting quality of self-repair.

Hear about our previous work from our customers themselves at PJ Construction.

The Housing Shortage

A report from the Federation of Master Builders suggest that Britain's housing shortage could be eased by converting the empty space that exists above many high street stores. They estimate that as many as 300,000 to 400,000 new homes could be made available by converting these spaces into living accommodation. The homes would be particularly attractive to first time buyers and professional people who want to be near the town centre and older people who see the advantages of living nearer local services and shops.

Local authorities need to encourage Builders in Surrey and local developers to explore the possibilities available in their area, for House Extensions in Oxshott call PJ Construction for a quotation.

More Homes promised in the UK

Government's repeated promises to build 1,000,000 more homes for UK citizens never seem to get off the ground. However it seems that Housing Associations are now stepping up to the mark to build this much needed accommodation.

Peabody, the social landlord based in London has plans to build around 1000 homes each year between 2017 and 2020. In 2015 it actually built 1140 homes across the City, making it one of the capital's largest property developers. A plan for 11,500 homes in the Thamesmead area, costed at around £4bn is in place and the Association is looking for developers and investment partners.

The lack of affordable housing is forcing Housing Associations to think outside the box and partner with each other to put forward plans which could see an extra 100,000 homes being built over the next decade, not just in London but across the country.

This is good news, not only for those looking to rent but also for builders in Woking and Surrey and those skilled in brickwork and construction.