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Building Materials

En route to fast growth

From the growth of the earliest civilisations to modern nation building and infrastructure development, road building has always been essential to a nation's coherency and its ability to grow, and there has always been a special place in history for the builders of roads.

Wednesday, 18 July, 2012, 12:00am

En route to fast growth

From the growth of the earliest civilisations to modern nation building and infrastructure development, road building has always been essential to a nation's coherency and its ability to grow, and there has always been a special place in history for the builders of roads.

18 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Proof that tiles will never be out of style

Tiles are one of the oldest construction materials known to man. Tiled surfaces have been found in Egyptian pyramids, the ruins of Babylon, and Roman temples.

4 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Planning for an oasis

Whether you have a rooftop, balcony or ground-floor garden, you can make the most of your open-air living space with some planning and imaginative thinking.

With spring around the corner, there is no better time than now to get started.

2 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

Bathrooms on a budget

Renovating a bathroom within a budget can be difficult at the best of times. But how do you make wise decisions and avoid blowing the funds on intricate tile work, and having to compromise on the shower or basin?

25 Nov 2011 - 12:00am

Retreat yourself

IF YOU fancy uninterrupted views of the Great Wall, then a new spa-style boutique hotel in a former brick factory fits the bill perfectly.

7 Oct 2011 - 12:00am

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