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West & Hill believe continuous education, development and training is important in the construction industry. We are a relatively small company, with seven full-time staff members.  Our aim is to get our team as qualified and experienced as possible in their trade whilst developing new skills and techniques.  Enabling us to operate and provide a […]

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The independent institute for outstanding energy efficiency in buildings “A Passivhaus is a building in which thermal comfort can be achieved solely by post-heating or post-cooling the fresh air flow required for a good indoor air quality, without the need for additional recirculation of air.” – Passivhaus Institut (PHI) Why Passivhaus? The Passive House (Passivhaus) concept […]

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It’s with great pleasure and pride we announce that we have an award winner in our team! Apprentices can form a crucial part of your business’s future; helping you tackle your toughest workloads whilst learning the skill to take the lead next time around. The FMB offer a chance for companies like ourselves to show […]

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We are committed to sourcing more sustainable materials and using new techniques that minimise the use for concrete. Did you know concrete is the second most widely used substance on earth after water? Amazingly strong, protective and long-lasting.  It also brings with it concerns relating to the environment. It’s hard to avoid concrete, given we […]

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We started a new extension this week and estimate 8 weeks for it’s completion. It’s fingers crossed on site hoping the Beast from the East can hold off until we have put the roof on!  There was difficulty the first few days of digging and we resorted to finishing the job by hand. Even with […]

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The Federation of Master Builders has been improving standards and helping to build better for over 75 years. The FMB’s strict membership criteria and dispute resolution service gives consumers confidence and protection. Master Builders must have a minimum of 12 months’ trading history, pass an independent inspection, have public and employers’ liability insurance & pass […]

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Changes in the way we build new houses is one of the best ways affect climate change.  Eco-building / sustainable building is a prime concern for our team. Our homes are one of the biggest contributor to our carbon footprint.  How a house is built has an effect on carbon footprint.  Building new houses from […]

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Team Tools – The hammers we use Hammers, you would think they are essentially the same but through our own individual experiences, we have all got our own preferences when it comes to the old knocking stick.  Here is a some information on the hammers we each carry. LEKI – Vaugn ‘Dalluge’ 16oz Titanium DDT16 […]

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We have had the pleasure of fitting many kitchens, using different companies over the years. In our experience, we recommend visiting Howdens Joinery for your kitchen. (This is not a sponsored post!)  Not only are you buying from a reputable name. It’s Howden’s after care that sets it apart from other companies. Maybe you thought […]

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Timber frame construction is now one of the most popular building methods used in the UK. Awareness has increased with government policies and regulations being affected. Building methods are changing and sustainability is high priority. Timber frame allows greater flexibility, offering energy efficiency and insulation compared to traditional masonry techniques. Timber houses that are built […]