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As we approach the time of the year when we begin to dust off our toolboxes and get spring cleaning, a recent nationwide survey suggests that quite a few Brits will be struggling to clear their outstanding DIY task lists this year. Conducted by JJ Roofing Supplies, the survey quizzed Brits about how

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Construction workers have unearthed human remains while carrying out work at an Edinburgh primary school. Builders working for Morrison Construction found a skeleton while digging foundations for a new classroom at St Mary's Primary, near to Leith Links.

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The discovery of roosting bats within the former Kinross High School could impact plans to build new homes on the site, according to The Courier. Nearly two years after an earlier application was rejected by Perth and Kinross Council, Persimmon Homes have submitted plans to create 91 homes at the fo

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A rare opportunity has emerged to buy a special piece of real estate in Highgate, North London. According to the Metro, an entrepreneurial homeowner has decided to try to flog off his spare toilet for rental at £3,000 a month – that’s 6,000 visits per month if charged at 50p per pee.

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Developers have announced plans to build a new tower in Dubai to surpass the 828m high Burj Khalifa, currently the world’s tallest building. Emaar Properties enlisted architect Santiago Calatrava to design the tower project, which will be anchored with a complex mesh of cables.

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Aberdeenshire Council workers have had to erase road markings that have baffled drivers and led vehicles directly into each others’ paths. The local authority has had to remove arrows painted on to Stonehaven’s Market Square car park after locals noticed they were directing cars to go in differe

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A group of children helped police investigators make an arrest by quickly constructing an arrow using their own bodies that led a police helicopter in the right direction. Quick-thinking kids who were taking part in an Easter egg hunt in the English village of Capel, Surrey, realised they were in th

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Researchers have crowned the mound building termite the “top engineer of the natural world”, as a new study demonstrates the supremacy of their building techniques, and reveals they possess remarkable engineering skills. Scientists have already shown that termites build their mounds in a unique

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NHBC has created a list of ‘builder lingo’ to help homeowners better understand ‘builder banter’ and technical terms when appointing a builder. Head of house building standards, Mark Jones, said the list defines some of the terms used in new home construction, repair and maintenance, providi

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Homeowners in Scotland are the least likely in Britain to pursue major home improvements such as adding extensions or conservatories, the Herald has reported. A report looking at national planning application trends found that Scotland was the only part of Britain where the number of households seek

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A demolition firm tore down the wrong house - and blamed the error on Google Maps. Lindsay Diaz, who owns a flat in Rowlett, Texas, pulled into her driveway to find her home was no more than a pile of rubble after workers went to Calypso Drive instead of Causteau Drive, one street away.

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