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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.