Category Archives: Useful Info

What Is Cross-Laminated Timber?

At Thinking Buildings, we're always looking for new and innovative building materials and construction techniques. Times change and we need to embrace new techniques which can help deliver better buildings which can be more innovative in design, more cost effective, be lower carbon and...
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Virtual Reality (VR) Building Exploring #BIMX

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One of the best bits of BIM (Building Information Modelling) for clients is the ability to have a model of your building which you can look at on a smart phone, tablet or computer. You can then spin it around and walk through to get a great understanding of the spaces.

The next logical step is to be able to immerse yourself in a full VR experience, being able to put on a set of uber cool googles and take a look around just by moving your head. Thanks to #BIMX we can do just that.

Gareth was the first to try it in our office and it is pretty impressive.

VAT & Self Build

It is pretty widely known that new build houses are zero rated for VAT, but did you know that conversions of existing buildings to dwelling use can be charged at the lower 5% VAT rate?

We attended an excellent VAT seminar...

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