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What Do Residents Look For in a Care Home? – Infographic

As property consultants with vast experience in the care home sector, we understand how important – and often difficult – choosing the right care home is. That’s why we’ve put together this care home infographic to highlight some of the issues facing existing care homes, and what might be done to attract patients to a modern care home in the future – ensuring a better standard of care for all.   When a resident chooses a care home, they’re making an important decision about their future. From a care provider’s perspective, an intuitive service delivered from the outset – to a…

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Reducing Hospital Admissions via Improved Care Home Standards

No matter what time of the year, elderly people, who are making up a larger and larger proportion of our population, require more care and more attention. It’s a problem we have to face up to as a country, with an aging population which could eventually be the one thing to bring the NHS to its knees. This issue is both a large and a small-scale one, it could be something which cripples our economy, but it’s also heartbreaking for our loved ones because the low standards in some care homes is often preventable. There are several ways in which we…

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Significance Of Time And Money Management In Summer School Construction Projects

Construction projects for schools are tricky since they can’t simply be scheduled in to suit the contractors at any old time of the year. The majority of school construction projects are carried out in the summer when students and teachers get a long break. This gives designers and contractors a time in which the work can be carried out safely, without too much worry over the disruption of the school. This small window of construction opportunity, whether for upgrades and maintenance or a brand new addition to a site, means there has to be more consideration put into the planning and…

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Changes To CDM Requirements Part 2: The Implications

These regulations came into force on 6th April 2015 but for most projects already underway these have been managed under interim measures with the existing parties being employed, however as of 6th October 2015 all projects both new and existing will have to be managed under the New Regulations. There was, just before and for a while after, some speculation on the effect and actual practical management of the new Regulations, however, new guidance has been published and initial draft documents have been issued giving a clear picture:- The Key changes are as follows: All projects must have:- a) A written…

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Changes To CDM Requirements 2015 – Part 1: The Key Changes

You might have heard that as of the 6th of April 2015 that there are new changes to the CDM regulations for health and safety. The cut-off date for current projects to comply with the new 2015 regulations is 6th of October 2015, allowing enough time for the necessary changes to be made. CDM (or Construction, Design and Management) regulations refer to the rules which are there in place to protect everyone, from the people who will be carrying out the construction to those who will eventually populate the structure. The new requirements are not too far removed from the 2007…

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School Refurbishment Projects: What Should You Consider?

There are many schools across the country that are in dire need of refurbishment. Dated and ill-equipped to deal with the average class size and school day, there are many things that need to be considered in regards to school refurbishment projects. Who Is It For? By refreshing and updating school property to improve the quality of the building, we can hope to inspire our youngsters and give them the best place to learn, with the best teachers and with the best set up. Refurbishing a school is about providing a better future for pupils and attempting to give them the…

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Aedifice’s Latest Care Home Project Success In Glasgow

Aedifice Partnership completed another successful care home development in April 2015. This 70 bed care home over two storeys in Glasgow was constructed for The Sisters of Nazareth Charitable Trust. Aedifice are involved with Nazareth as their Project Manager and Cost Consultant for their new build and refurbishments of care home developments across the UK ranging in construction value from £50k to £15m. The development of this 70 bed care home was the first of a 4 phase development on the 6 acre site, which sits a Grade II listed building, which remained in operation throughout the construction. The £6.5m care…

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Care Home Development For Obese Residents: A Missed Opportunity?

There are always going to be a variety of issues related to the health of residents in care homes, but it’s now being said that some care homes – particularly the newly developed ones – are missing out on a crucial factor of care for residents. The area which seems to be neglected is the needs of residents who are obese and those who have bariatric needs. As our society becomes more and more reliant on sugars and fast food – as well as becoming more sedentary – it’s inevitable that our older generations will develop weight issues and all kinds…

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Sandiacre Care Home

Aedifice Partnership completed another successful care home development in December 2014. This 81 bed care home in Sandiacre, Nottingham was constructed for Hudson Healthcare as their first new build development in the UK and the first in their development plan for future homes across the UK.  They chose Aedifice as their Project Managers due to our knowledge, understanding and expertise as care home specialists. Aedifice were involved on this project right from inception which is how we add the most value for our clients. As this was our client’s first development, we were there to hold their hand throughout the process…

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Concept Design: How To Get It Right

Embarking on a project can be an exciting but perilous experience. Anyone who has previously worked on a project for the building and construction industry will know that it is never simple and that it rarely goes as smoothly as everyone would like. For this reason, you need to know how to get your initial concept design right, it’s a crucial stage in the process – you might not have anything physical to show but if you plan things right you’ll have a project to be proud of. Read on to find out some of the things we think are most…

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