Road surrounded by palm trees in Jamaica

Types of Homes in Jamaica – What to Choose

Jamaican history is inextricably intertwined with its architecture. The cultural influences of the colonization and subsequent modernization periods in the Caribbean are apparent in Jamaica’s residential architecture. Of course, the capital city of Kingston is perhaps the best example of these tendencies. So, if you plan to rent or purchase a property here, you will be able to find various...

Jamaican sunrise and sky reflected in the water

Is It Better to Rent or Own in Jamaica?

With the financial situation of many Jamaicans being unenviable, owning their own piece of property may seem only like a distant dream. Besides being portrayed as a symbol of wealth, the ability to purchase housing is also seen as a sign your life is moving in the right direction. But, even if you can finally afford to buy a home, it doesn't mean you should. There are reasons why, when contemplating...

Jamaica from above

Top Reasons to Invest in Jamaica Real Estate

The Caribbean attracts millions of visitors every year. Warm climate, breathtaking scenery, and a laid-back lifestyle are the recipe for a perfect vacation. Not to mention that all the islands boast beautiful beaches and offer an abundance of activities and pastimes. But what about investing in the real estate market? Purchasing a property is always a wise, profitable decision. It becomes a valuable asset...

Returning Resident - Jamaica Homes

A Jamaica Homes Returning Resident Story

Moving to Jamaica about four months ago was quite daunting but exciting at the same time. There were thoughts about the different possibilities that living in Jamaica could bring to my family, such as a better family life balance, better lifestyle choices, healthier diet, more family time, and receiving the glorious vitamin D, from the sunshine every day, and fresh air. Fast forward four months, and this...

modern construction methods

Shipping Container Homes Jamaica

Zero defects are the primary battleground between traditional and modern construction methods. A relative concept, zero defects is, however, a target that the construction industry has set for itself. Primary considerations are structural stability and keeping the water out. Proper functioning of services, components, fixtures, and fittings is essential. Energy and sound performance are also...

Tomorrows Homes: Modern Methods of Construction

Tomorrows Homes: Modern Methods of Construction

Let’s not beat around the bush. Let’s get straight to the point. There has been an awful lot of interest in prefabrication house building in recent  years, but not much has come out of it.“Prefabrication is the practice of assembling components of a structure in a factory or other manufacturing site, and transporting complete assemblies or sub-assemblies to the construction site where the...

Lord Prescott’s £60k homes

Lord Prescott’s £60k homes, Thames Water Multi-utility, UK

Dean was lead Project Co-ordinator and collaborated with various engineers, contractors and other professionals during the development of CAD design and construction processes for 12 large-scale, multi-utility installation projects (for Gas, Water, Electric, BT & CAT). Dean produced drawings that incorporated asset maps. He also monitored and adhered to project budgets and...

Foxbridge House Trusted to care in Orpington

Residential Care Homes

Value: 250M Dean delivered a large-scale growth programme inclusive of £250m in new home openings and acquisitions. Dean developed a detailed programme of activities required at all stages of the new care homes openings from construction, commissioning and pre-handover, through to operational start and on to steady state 18 months post opening. Dean also agreed a KPI framework for measuring the...

MMC

9 Suggestions for Overcoming Barriers to Good Design When Using Modern Methods of Construction (Mmc)

The term Modern Methods of Construction (MMC) embraces a range of technologies involving various forms of prefabrication and off-site assembly. MMC is increasingly regarded as a realistic means of improving quality, reducing time spent on-site, improving on-site safety, and addressing skills shortages in the construction of UK housing. The variety of systems now available potentially allows...

20 Farringdon Street London, United Kingdom

20 Farringdon Street – Commercial London Development

This prestigious development offers brand new, user-focused office space in a vibrant location in central London. Dean Jones was appointed to as the client-side Design Manager for 20 Farringdon Street - London Development. Situated in the heart of Midtown in London, 20 Farringdon Street is a striking new development that marks the second investment in the UK market for international real estate...

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