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Building control: What’s the point if they aren’t accountable?

Christian Hale shares his recent lived experience of – and frustration with – the variable service from Building Control Bodies, and proposes some solutions for the urgent improvement needed. Read the full article here

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Golders Green Crematorium

Hale was the main contractor on the extension to the Grade II-listed Golders Green Crematorium - one of the first crematoria built in England, dating back to 1912. Read the full case study by architect Morton Scarr here

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Is conservation contributing to climate change?

Christian Hale, discusses the need to replace nostalgia with common sense when considering what needs to be retained and what can be replaced during a refurbishment project. Read the full article here

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Is it time to swap sentimentality for sustainability in the refurb sector?

Christian Hale writes in this article that rigid heritage requirements often mean potential refurbishment projects fall at the first hurdle because they become unviable, and that instead of hanging on to sentimental ideas of heritage, we need to ensure that our architectural heritage survives by updating it, rather than being a slave to the past. Read the full article here

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Why information release schedules are so vital in preventing delays on site

Christian Hale is interviewed in this issue of about the importance of information release schedules in preventing delays on site. He discusses the imperative for information release schedules to be a working document maintained in real time and the need to articulate the type of information and level of detail required to achieve the best outcome for the project. Read the full interview here

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