July 2020


How to Select the Best Commercial Roofing Contractor: Hot Tips

If you are looking for a commercial roofing firm, there are obviously many companies out there, and they will all tell you their service is second to none, which means choosing one can be a challenge. Here are a few tips to help you connect with the best commercial roofer in your area.

  • Use the Internet – As every single roofing company would have a website, it is easy to visit all of them, paying particular attention to building federations, associations or awards, as these are all signs of a good company. Simply Google ‘commercial roofing quotes in Perth’ and you will receive a long list of websites, which you can browse at your leisure.
  • Customer Reviews – Perhaps the best endorsement is many happy customers, and any commercial roofer that has been in business for a few years would be able to furnish you with reviews, plus you could go and inspect one of their projects. In today’s cut-throat business world, the only way to grow is to become totally customer focused, and with online reviews, you can quickly find out what people say about the experience.
  • Track Record – Indeed, choosing a relative newcomer to the industry is not wise, rather look for a company that have been servicing the area for a minimum of 5 years. When you are looking at websites, take note of their ‘about us’ page and look for federation memberships, another good indicator of what to expect, should you choose that company.
  • Personal Contact – It does make a difference when we are greeted with a smile and receive quick responses to enquiries, and when the technician pays you a visit, he or she should be knowledgeable and willing to please. If you feel good about the people who you deal with, this is important, and placing the customer first should be the name of the game.
  • Price Range – Unfortunately, it doesn’t equate that the most expensive will be the best, or indeed, that the cheapest is inferior, and if a contractor is saying all the right things and is in the mid-range with their quote, that should be enough to seal the deal.

If you happen to know other business owners who have experienced roofing issues, it would make sense to enquire, as this could lead to a solution. Using the Internet, you should be able to narrow your choice down to one company, and hopefully, your roofing issues will soon be sorted.

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What is Urban Architecture?

If you live in a town or city, you’ll see urban architecture at every turn. One of the primary ideas behind urban architecture is to maximise urban spaces and make them inherently better, whether that space is to be used for recreational and leisure activities, commercial or domestic use, or just as a space of art and culture. Modern architecture and urban architecture continues to involve in an innovative way, and it is so much more than just the high-rise buildings and skyscrapers that we see in the business districts of the biggest towns and cities across the world. Urban architecture is exciting, functional. Sustainable and offers us a route to maximise space in urban environments where space is always scarce.

For those of you reading this who live in big towns and cities, you’ll be familiar with urban architecture and what it actually means and how it functions. For most urban architects the main goal of any project isn’t to design a structure or a building that is just iconic and serves only offer ‘eye-candy’ to the existing skyline of that town or city. Instead, there is always a genuine desire for urban architecture to serve a real purpose of benefiting society and to improve the space around it.

With space so scarce in city environments and the cost of land at a premium, urban architecture has had to respond to this (and climate change and the desire for sustainable cities) with an approach of repurposing structures and buildings and re-utilising land without impacting negatively on the existing communities and frameworks in place. This can be difficult, especially when you consider the political machinations and bureaucratic red tape that is associated with the complex planning processes in many urban environments.

Of course, urban architecture has to look good and bring a smile to the faces of residents and all who see it, but the importance is weighted more in the direction of its relevant benefits to the society and the positive impact it can have. Bringing little bits of joy to urban spaces is a great way to boost the morale of residents and to make communities feel a part of the greater city. This can be seen in garden architecture in big city environments, bringing warmth and joy and a reason for residents to get involved with local urban architecture, rather than it just be something that is looked at from afar. This holistic approach to the development of urban architecture is a positive step.

Over the coming years urban architecture will continue to evolve at break-neck speed. There is still the need for greater levels of sustainability within urban environments, as we all need to look after the planet better if we are to stop mankind reaching the point of no return. On top of that, 2020 has taught us about the importance of functional architecture that can be used to help implement stringent measures of social distancing when required and urban architecture will have no choice but to explore this in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic. It is an interesting time for sure, and our urban architecture could look very different in 10 years’ time than we anticipated, as a result.

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