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Archive for June, 2018

Avoid Buyer’s Remorse with Efficient Home Inspections

Finding the right home isn’t generally something that happens overnight. It takes weeks, if not months of careful research, boatloads of paperwork, scheduled visits, and more. So, when you think you’ve found the right one, it can be tempting to want to make an offer and sign on the dotted line. Though you may be anxious to get the home shopping process over with, overlooking the need for home inspections could be the worst mistakes you ever make.

Iconic Landmark for Shenzhen, China / by John Portman & Associates

Firm Wins International Design Competition for Key Coastal Mixed-Use Project

John Portman & Associates is happy to announce a first-place finish in the international design competition held by Shenzhen Prince Bay Shang Long Real Estate Co., LTD for the architectural and engineering design of Prince Bay lot DY02-06A in Shenzhen, China.

6 Things to Consider Before a Basement Conversion

A basement conversion can provide your property with more valuable space, which can improve daily life within your home. Also, thanks to contemporary architecture, a basement conversion doesn’t need to be dark and dull but can be a used as a cinema room or even a bar. There are many things which you may need to think about when starting this renovation. This could even be getting a skip or dumpster to help keep all your waste in one area. Companies such as can help you to find the best skips which, would greatly aid your renovation project. Renovating any part of your home can be a really stressful time, however, here are six things to consider before a basement conversion.

DIY or Professional Home Projects and Repairs: What Should You Leave to the Professionals?

Home repairs and projects can be expensive and since we live in the age of DIY (do it yourself) projects, many homeowners feel that they can do all of their home projects and repairs themselves so that they can save money. Whether you are a man or a woman, there are just some projects and repairs that are better left to the professionals like Arran Construction. With that in mind, read on below for a few of the top home projects and repairs that really should be left to the professionals.

Super Tall Tower in Wuxi, China / by John Portman & Associates

Project Represents Third International Design Competition Win for Firm This Year.

John Portman & Associates is pleased to announce that the firm’s design for Xi Shui Dong Lot A Super Tall Project, Greenland Wuxi 200, was declared the winning entry in an international design competition held by Greenland Hong Kong Wuxi.


Re-energised The Creek in Dubai – the Contemporary Area of Al Seef / by 10 DESIGN

Al Seef, a new destination offering retail, dining, and hospitality experiences, has been open recently. The development has attracted two hotels under the Zabeel House by Jumeirah brand, opening Spring 2018.

EYNE SAILER CENTRE Yangzhou / by 10 Design


The Keyne Sailer Centre currently under construction is a large mixed-use development expecting completion in the second quarter of 2019 just north of the Nanjing, Jiangsu province in China. The Center will be the first phase of Yangzhou City’s latest new city masterplan for the Gaoyao Government and Commercial District, and it will feature 200,000 square-meters of both Grade-A speculative office and municipality government office spaces, a Five-Star Sky Hotel and Service Apartment complex, commercial street retail, and high-end urban residences.


Wood Window Restoration

In these latter days, natural materials hold leading market positions and push synthetic ones aside. Given tendency is also seen on the window market; regardless of the fact that installation of plastic windows has been considered more prestigious several years ago, now more and more people opt for wood windows. People’s position is explained with the fact that in spite of plastic windows’ pros, they can also be harmful to health, while the wood is ecological, durable and pretty to look at material which can be easily renovated. Restoration of wood windows will make them look fresh and fulfill all their functions.

Qualitative window restoration

If you are going to repair wood window frame then, firstly, it’s worth inspecting it carefully, find the damaged piece and the reason for its appearing. This will help you fix all the defects and make your windows look just like new. It’s necessary to do Good Window Works in order windows repairing to produce an expected result. In such case, it’s worth turning for help to professionals who will return the windows to their original condition and let them serve for a long time. Here are some problems you can face having wood windows: