Snow load on roofs

Festive Urban Landscapes

Nothing lifts the spirits like our historic buildings covered in snow. It brightens up the dark winter days and gets you in the festive mood, but keep one eye on those gutters.

Slow Food, Slow Buildings

Food and shelter are our most basic needs for survival, but a basic necessity does not have to be dull or boring or humble. It can also be a source of pleasure when produced with skill and care.

What lessons can the construction industry learn from the food industry ?

Halloween on the NC500

Nothing illustrates the ability of our environment to fire our imagination like Halloween. Our heightened sense of awareness makes us alert to the marks and symbols left behind by others.  The older the building, the more infused with symbolic power it becomes. Here are 6 spooky highlights to look out for on the NC500.