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Big Builds: Battersea Power Station

With over 6 million bricks used in its construction, Battersea Power Station is one of the largest brick buildings in the world. Positioned ...

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Big Builds: Abu Dhabi Guggenheim

The Guggenheim galleries are home to the incredible art collections owned by the late Peggy Guggenheim. From Venice to Las Vegas, they are a must for any art lover or tourist. The latest addition to the ...

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Upcoming London: Old Kent Road Regeneration

From the skyline to the pavements we walk everyday, London is in a constant state of flux, growth and development. It’s an exciting time. Next in line is the famous Old Kent Road!

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Upcoming London: The Spire

2019 is a big year for London’s developments. With the Battersea developments continuing on the Thames alongside the London mega-sewer update, there is so much to be excited about in the coming year.

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Future Builds: Moon Habitats

At Bobtrade we have one eye glancing at the past and the other firmly fixed on the future. We are firm believers that you shouldn’t turn your back on the past and present when you look at how we can do ...

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Big Builds: Tower Hamlets Town Hall Project

Construction isn’t all about razing the old to the ground and starting again. Sometimes we can gain a great deal from renovating and updating old buildings that have brought us so much joy in the past. ...

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Smart Construction Materials: Tadelakt

Looking to the past can have wonderful consequences for the design of a build. Whether it improves the strength or the design, when we look to the future, we should also take a glance at the past. ...

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Construction of Tower Bridge

Tower bridge is a London icon. Spanning the width of the Thames river between Tower Hamlets and Southwark, it has stood for over 120 years. How much do you know about this crucial part of the London ...

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Bobtrade's 2018 roundup

As we wave goodbye to 2018 and look on to 2019 and beyond, we would like to take the opportunity to reflect on some of the brilliant innovations, smart ...

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Bobtrade's Festive Favourites: Giant gingerbread houses

Gingerbread houses conjure up images of childhood, magic, fairy tales and Christmas! All over the world, whatever the culture or religion, everyone knows the gingerbread house. With that ...

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Bobtrade's Best: London

London is an incredible city with a fascinating past and an exciting future. We’ve written bits and pieces about London from it’s big builds to it’s transport developments, London is ...

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Bobtrade's Best: Skyscrapers

At Bobtrade, we live for creativity and striking design and watching the face of the city change right before our eyes. Whether it means innovating to make the world’s tallest skyscraper ...

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London's Changing Skyline: The Tulip

London is in a constant state of flux. It’s this fearless change that makes London one of the greatest cities in the world. ...

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Changing Skylines: Bank of Africa Tower

The Bank of Africa tower, aka BMCE Tower, or the O Tower, is a new skyscraper in Morocco’s capital. It will be the country’s tallest. The ...

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4 of the World's Weirdest Builds

We love structures, materials and creative ideas that are a bit out there. If it’s wild and weird, we want to see it! So, we have compiled a ...

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History of The London Underground

Although the first tube station opened in 1863, the story goes back further than that, to the 1820s. From humble beginnings, to a network ...

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London's future: Upcoming big builds

London is no stranger to change and expansion. As a city we have led the way in so many areas. When change is constant, it can be hard to keep ...

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Igloos and the future of Dome Construction

Igloos are totally iconic. Whether you’ve tried to build one yourself as a kid, you’ve seen them on tv or you learned about them at school, ...

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The history of modular construction

Whilst modular construction is the word on everybody’s lips right now, it’s actually nothing new. The concept is remarkably more than 100 ...

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History of Waterloo Bridge

Named after the Battle of Waterloo, did you know that there have actually been two Waterloo Bridges? There are 33 bridges in total which cross ...

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History of Concrete

From ancient times to Mars and beyond. This is the fascinating history of concrete and our exploration of the ...

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Smart Construction Materials: Light Emitting Cement

This might look like an art installation but this is light generating cement. It absorbs and radiates natural ...

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Kinetic Buildings: An old technique, refreshed!

Kinetic buildings. The name alone is enough to conjure up images of some science fiction movie -but this creative innovation is already here. We’re talking about buildings ...

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Kinetic Paving: Revolutionising Footsteps Forever

It’s been said a million times before but we’ll say it again: Technology is incredible! We are fortunate to live in a world where innovation and creativity thrive, and ...

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Innovations that made skyscraper construction possible

The first skyscraper ever built was the Home Insurance Building, Chicago. Built between 1884 - 1885, it stood at 10 stories and 138 ft ...

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Smart Construction Materials: Graphene Concrete

When it comes to building materials, Graphene concrete is right up there as one of the most exciting! This semi-metal has huge potential, and the ...

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Modular Homes: An Environmentally-Friendly Option For Many

 Building houses just got a lot easier. How is it easier? Modular homes. Seen as a potential ...

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History of Scaffolding

Scaffolding, much like the crane, is a common sight in cities, towns and villages across the country and around the world. But, unlike the crane, would you believe that very little has changed when it ...

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Buildings that breathe

Cleaner air. It’s almost not worth mentioning how often the issue of cleaner air comes up in the news. It comes up a lot. We are regularly introduced to the innovations around making our ...

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History of the Crane

Cranes are the most iconic innovation of the construction industry. Sitting on the skylines of towns and cities all over the world as a symbol for growth and change, the crane has been ...

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