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Category archive: Interesting Articles

Solar Panels: Courageous or Audacious?

Solar Panels: Courageous or Audacious?

Even in my fledgling experience, solar panels polarise. There are always two sides of the coin: on one side, you have those who believe they are a step in the right direction for the environment and in attempts to solve the world’s energy crisis. On the other, you have those, despite the fact they may…

One Man’s Triumph for Your Architecture

One Man's Triumph for Your Architecture

If you aren’t an architect, the name of Andrea Palladio may not mean too much to you. Unless that’s your name, in which case, we have stumbled onto a nice coincidence! However, thanks to an article from the BBC, you will find out about the man right here on the Oakleigh Manor blog! As we…

Calling All LOTR Fans…

Calling All LOTR Fans...

Every now and then, we love to bring you interesting articles from the worlds of landscaping, construction and architecture in this blog. We feel it complements news about us, our services and our multiple blog series very well. Recently, an article concerning the demolition and re-construction of an entire Swedish city was covered on this…

Meet the New Admin Team

After some changes to personnel here at Oakleigh Manor HQ in Dargate, we feel it is about time we updated you as to these changes. You may recall a previous blog post that brought you the previous line-up of the administration team; if not, you can refresh your collective memories by clicking here. You may…

Mine Kiruna (My Sharona?)

Mine Kiruna (My Sharona?)

Pardon the horrendous attempt of a pun out of the hit single from The Knacks! Kiruna is a city in Sweden; it also happens to be the northernmost city in the Scandinavian country, deep into Arctic territory. What initially makes this city stand out is the one of the world’s largest iron ore deposits beneath the…

Saharan Sustainability, Seriously?

Saharan Sustainability, Seriously?

Any of you recall a recent blog post from us here at Oakleigh Manor about the possibility of London becoming a National Park? If not, you can click here jog the brain. Whether you do this or you do in fact remember, either way I do not think the thoughts of ‘audacious yet plausible’ you…

London: a National Park?

London: a National Park?

It may sound strange, farfetched or even downright ridiculous, but the reasons why form both a potent and cogent argument… When one thinks of London, familiar territory may be the building-heavy skylines of Canary Wharf. But the capital isn’t as heavily built-up as you may think. In fact, as reported in an article by The Independent,…

SuDs: ‘New Planning Guidance’

SuDs: 'New Planning Guidance'

You may recall a blog post we brought you back in March, regarding developments in sustainable drainage systems (SuDs) regulations. If not, click here to give it a read. In a nutshell, though, the developments were in Parliament, referring to the ‘foolhardy’ exemptions to SuDs regulations and plans to scrap them. These exemptions in question…

Scrutiny for Sir David

Scrutiny for Sir David

Despite being in the specific industry of landscape design and build, here at Oakleigh Manor we also like to keep in touch with the architecture world as a whole. This may partly be due to our own Landscape Architect, Mr Rupert Davis and our own personal discussions about the industry. Regardless, as a company we…

Importance of Urban Trees

Importance of Urban Trees

The regular readers of our blog will know that we like to keep in touch with environmental aspects of our industry. We ourselves have a strict environmental policy, that has been discussed in a previous blog and that is very prominent on our website. However, when it comes to any developments we believe are important…

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