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CK House / Full Scale Studio

first_imgArchDaily Thailand Year:  Save this picture!© Chaiyaporn Sodabunru+ 26 Share 2015 Projects Year:  Architects: Full Scale Studio Area Area of this architecture project “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard photographs:  Chaiyaporn SodabunruPhotographs:  Chaiyaporn SodabunruStructural Engineer:Pitsanu BamroongOwner:Teerayout JaideeArchitect In Charge:Attasit KongmongkolCity:Chiang Kham DistrictCountry:ThailandMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Chaiyaporn SodabunruRecommended ProductsFiber Cements / CementsULMA Architectural SolutionsPaper Facade Panel in Leioa School RestorationFiber Cements / CementsEQUITONEFiber Cement Facade Panel NaturaCurtain WallsC.R. LaurenceU.S. Aluminum Series 4500 Curtain WallLouvers / ShuttersLunawoodThermowood BattensText description provided by the architects. From the beginning of the client’s requirement, he needed a small house for his family of three. The designing of the house was based on the simplicity but not too simple, the cost of technical building process should not be too much due to the responsibility of the owner. The site located close to where they used to live at that time, surrounded by neighbors’ orchards and rice fields.Save this picture!Exploded AxonometricThe architect chose to design with gable roof which is the common use of basic house structure suited with the tropical climates. The house was two-storey house, the lower  floor is for living and the upper floor is for bedrooms which extended to the South to get the whole year sunlight. In addition, shadow will be occurred in the lower function space by this arranging of bedroom and bathroom. According to this zoning, living room, dining room and the open plan kitchen will get all day wind flow from the height of the ceiling which connected to the upper level of the house. The windows were all high fixed with void on the roof to get the natural direct light from the North to use within the house while protecting from the heat. The north part of the house was designed with space of outdoor balcony for all day activities by setting the house as a shield from the sun.Save this picture!© Chaiyaporn SodabunruFor exterior material used, Brick wall  in most part of the building because brick is a local material which can be found easily in reasonable price. Bricks were arranged with void in private area creating ventilation but dense to protect sunlight in some area.Save this picture!© Chaiyaporn SodabunruSave this picture!DiagramSave this picture!© Chaiyaporn SodabunruProject gallerySee allShow less2015 IIDA Student Design CompetitionStudent CompetitionsNew Website Visualizes Human Activity in Cities Across the WorldArchitecture News Share CK House / Full Scale StudioSave this projectSaveCK House / Full Scale Studio 2015 CK House / Full Scale Studio Photographs “COPY” Area:  150 m² Area:  150 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project CopyHouses•Chiang Kham District, Thailand Houses ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard CopyAbout this officeFull Scale StudioOfficeFollowProductsSteelBrick#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesChiang Kham DistrictThailandPublished on October 07, 2015Cite: “CK House / Full Scale Studio” 07 Oct 2015. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogLouvers / ShuttersTechnowoodSunshade SystemsCompositesMitrexPhotovoltaic Solar Cladding – BIPV CladdingMetal PanelsAurubisCopper Alloy: Nordic BronzeBathroomsGeberitBathroom Series – ONESkylightsLAMILUXGlass Skylight F100 CircularMetal PanelsTrimoQbiss One in Equinix Data CentreSignage / Display SystemsGoppionDisplay Case – Q-ClassAluminium CompositesAmerican MetalcraftAluminum Panels – Decorative Fencing for BridgesPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesULMA Architectural SolutionsWater Facade PanelDoorsLinvisibileLinvisibile Concealed Sliding Door | MareaWall / Ceiling LightsiGuzziniExterior Light – WalkyWoodPlycoWood Boards – Birch LaserplyMore products »Save想阅读文章的中文版本吗?CK 别墅 / Full Scale Studio是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my streamlast_img read more

Chavistas in Venezuela ready to talk, ready to fight against the U.S. coup attempt

first_imgFeb. 3 — Two conclusions emerge from the Venezuelan conflict almost two weeks after Juan Guaidó’s self-proclamation as president. The first is that the leadership of this attempt to set up a parallel government resides in the United States. The second is that, for the present, the main force does too. Anyone who came to Venezuela to find  images of a country transformed into an arena of open battles will have to wait. This Saturday, Feb. 2, confirmed that conclusion at this point in the U.S.-led attack.The coup masters are National Security Adviser John Bolton, Vice President Mike Pence, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, Special Envoy for Venezuela Elliot Abrams, Secretary of the Treasury Steven Mnuchin, Republican Senator Marco Rubio and President Donald Trump himself. It is a waste of time to follow Juan Guaidó, or any other Venezuelan leader of the right, to find out what might happen.Pence, for example, gave a speech at a Miami church on Feb. 1. There he stated that it is necessary to “eliminate” the governments of Venezuela, Cuba and Nicaragua, that it is a “regional” issue, and that “This is no time for dialogue.” (Miami Herald, Feb. 2)Bolton gives the ordersMeanwhile Bolton spoke as the chief: “The United States calls on all military members to follow General Yánez’s lead, and to protect the peaceful protesters supporting democracy.” Bolton was referring to Air Force General Francisco Yánez of the Bolivarian National Armed Force (FANB), who broadcast a video Saturday morning (Feb. 2) announcing his support for Guaidó. The security adviser also tweeted Feb. 1 that Washington will send so-called humanitarian aid: “Pursuant to the request of Interim President Juan Guaidó, and in consultation with his officials the U.S. will mobilize and transport humanitarian aid — medicine, surgical supplies, and nutritional supplements for the people of Venezuela. It’s time for Maduro to get out of the way.”At the right-wing mobilization in Caracas on Saturday, Guaidó said, “We announce a global coalition for humanitarian aid and freedom in Venezuela. We already have three collection points for the aid: Cúcuta is the first. Another will be in Brazil and another in a Caribbean island.” (Business Standard, Feb. 2)His only announcement was the one Bolton had already made. The chain of command provides proof that they hardly try to disguise, although sometimes they need to explain it, as Rubio did when he tweeted: “The U.S. didn’t organize this movement. This is led by the Venezuelan people.” (#2DeFebrero) Guaidó only specified one particular point of entry: Cúcuta, a border area characterized by the high presence of Colombian paramilitarism, smuggling mafias — linked to or synonymous with paramilitarism — where those who attempted to assassinate Nicolás Maduro in August last year were trained. Cúcuta is one of the main points that could be activated as a key focus, to unleash fires, with the characteristic of getting record media exposure. It was from there, for example, that Luis Almagro, secretary of the Organization of American States, affirmed that the military option against Maduro’s government was not ruled out. It is likely that if the coup plotters follow this scenario, the conflict’s center will alternate between Caracas and those critical points. How do they plan to bring in aid? With what logistics, force, permission and actors? What type of action will accompany the entry?The “parallel government” needs territory and the capacity to exercise power — two factors it does not possess now. The only thing that makes Guaidó “president” at the Venezuelan domestic level is that his right-wing social base calls him that. It is evident that neither he nor all the right-wing together have the strength to carry out this kind of strategy. No entry without permissionThe Bolivarian government will not let U.S. forces or hired contractors open a wedge into Venezuela’s national territory. No government would allow a foreign force — or its agents — to enter without its permission. The game is now at stalemate. Washington argues for no dialogue and rejects attempts such as those the governments of Mexico and Uruguay proposed, or positions such as that of the Secretary General of the United Nations, which affirm the need for dialogue. Some countries of the European Union proposed the creation of an International Contact Group with Venezuela — made up of 10 or 12 members, not all of them European — to advance the proposal to reconvene elections, with a period of 90 days to evaluate the results.In this context, Maduro announced at the mobilization held on Feb. 2, where Chavismo carried out a new show of force, that it will consult on the possibility of anticipating the legislative elections that are due to be held in 2020. It would be a way of trying to deactivate the National Assembly, with all the risks that entails. Would it be preferable to let the National Assembly move forward in its attempt to set up a parallel government, beyond all legality, with the aim of carrying out a coup d’état?It seems clear at this point that the U.S. will move forward and use any argument to redouble its narrative that there will be no negotiation. Many U.S. messages are aimed at breaking the will of Chavismo and in particular of the Bolivarian Armed Forces, which is their main goal. To achieve the latter, they have worked out a series of steps, from promising amnesty for the generals to threatening direct U.S. military intervention, and including accounts created in social networks to convince soldiers to disobey the generals [if they order repression of the pro-coup forces — WW]. So ends another week in Venezuela. The struggle is nonstop. The speeches by the U.S. leaders of the coup attempt say they have set a final offensive in motion.  Chavismo remains unbroken and mobilized, with the will both to talk and to fight.Teruggi is an Argentine journalist and political analyst who has been living in Caracas. Translation by Workers World Managing Editor John Catalinotto.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

USDA Now Making Payments for New Dairy Margin Coverage Program

first_imgHome Indiana Agriculture News USDA Now Making Payments for New Dairy Margin Coverage Program USDA Now Making Payments for New Dairy Margin Coverage Program By USDA Communications – Jul 11, 2019 The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Farm Service Agency (FSA) opened enrollment for the Dairy Margin Coverage (DMC) program on June 17 and has started issuing payments to producers who purchased coverage. Producers can enroll through Sept. 20, 2019.“Times have been especially tough for dairy farmers, and while we hope producers’ margins will increase, the Dairy Margin Coverage program is providing support at a critical time for many in the industry,” said Bill Northey, USDA Under Secretary for Farm Production and Conservation. “With lower premiums and higher levels of assistance than previous programs, DMC is already proving to be a good option for a lot of dairy producers across the country.  USDA is committed to efficiently implementing the safety net programs in the 2018 Farm Bill and helping producers deal with the challenges of the ever-changing farm economy.”Authorized by the 2018 Farm Bill, DMC replaces the Margin Protection Program for Dairy (MPP-Dairy). The program offers protection to dairy producers when the difference between the all-milk price and the average feed cost (the margin) falls below a certain dollar amount selected by the producer. To date, nearly 10,000 operations have signed up for the new program, and FSA has begun paying approximately $100 million to producers for January through May.May Margin PaymentDMC provides coverage retroactive to January 1, 2019, with applicable payments following soon after enrollment.The May 2019 income over feed cost margin was $9.00 per hundredweight (cwt.), triggering the fifth payment for eligible dairy producers who purchase the $9.50 level of coverage under DMC. Payments for January, February, March and April also were triggered.With the 50 percent hay blend, FSA’s revised April 2019 income over feed cost margin is $8.82 per cwt. The revised margins for January, February and March are, respectively, $7.71, $7.91 and $8.66.Coverage Levels and MPP ReimbursementsDairy producers can choose coverage levels from $4 up to $9.50 at the time of signup. More than 98 percent of the producers currently enrolled have elected $9.50 coverage on up to 95 percent of their production history.More InformationOn December 20, 2018, President Trump signed into law the 2018 Farm Bill, which provides support, certainty and stability to our nation’s farmers, ranchers and land stewards by enhancing farm support programs, improving crop insurance, maintaining disaster programs and promoting and supporting voluntary conservation. FSA is committed to implementing these changes as quickly and effectively as possible, and today’s updates are part of meeting that goal.For more information, visit DMC webpage or contact your local USDA service center. To locate your local FSA office, visit SHARE SHARE Facebook Twitter Previous articleUSDA Notes Potential Planted Acreage Change in WASDENext articleKettler Recaps Successful Relationship-Building Trip to Mexico USDA Communications Facebook Twitterlast_img read more

Rape Crisis

first_imgWATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Email Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Advertisement Linkedin Facebook Print NewsBreaking newsRape CrisisBy Bernie English – September 4, 2014 1142 Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WhatsApp CUTBACKS in Government funding and a massive drop in charitable donations have forced Rape Crisis MIdwest to temporarily close a range of vital services. A funding shortfall of €120,000 has forced the temporary closure of the Clare and North Tipperary service for at least one month and possibly more. Similar measures have been put in place in Limerick and that centre will only be in a position to offer a limited service over the coming months. “This is a decision that we have not taken lightly and has come on the back of additional significant cost saving measures over the last number of years,” a statement on the centre’s s website says. TAGSfeaturedlimerickRape Crisis Vanishing Ireland podcast documenting interviews with people over 70’s, looking for volunteers to share their stories Twitter Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live Previous articleGrandad’s charity skydiveNext articleWave of anger over lack of funds for Limerick flood defences Bernie Englishhttp://www.limerickpost.ieBernie English has been working as a journalist in national and local media for more than thirty years. She worked as a staff journalist with the Irish Press and Evening Press before moving to Clare. She has worked as a freelance for all of the national newspaper titles and a staff journalist in Limerick, helping to launch the Limerick edition of The Evening Echo. Bernie was involved in the launch of The Clare People where she was responsible for business and industry news. Limerick Artist ‘Willzee’ releases new Music Video – “A Dream of Peace” Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed livelast_img read more

Newborn infants test positive for superbug

first_imgTwitter Email 44 newborn babies at Limerick maternity hospital tested positive for the MRSA ‘superbug’IT HAS been confirmed that 44 newborn babies at Limerick maternity hospital tested positive for the MRSA ‘superbug’ along with 45 mothers.The results refer to a seven-year period from 2011 to 2017 when there were up to 5,000 births each year.MRSA is a penicillin-resistant bacteria and data from the Limerick Hospital shows that the numbers peaked in 2016 when with 14 babies and 12 mothers testing positive for MRSA.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up In a statement, the UHL hospitals group, of which the Ennis Road maternity is a part, pointed out that colonisation with the MRSA bacteria is not the same as infection and many people carry the bacteria on their skin without suffering any ill effects.The UL Hospitals Group stated: “the detection of MRSA while these patients were inpatients does not mean that these patients newly-acquired MRSA in the hospital. Many of these patients may have been carriers of MRSA for some time prior to detection. While this cannot be said of the neonates, many of them had mothers who were positive and who may have been the source of the acquisition.”UL Hospitals Group provides data on bloodstream infections for a range of bacteria including MRSA to the Health Protection Surveillance Centre. Surveillance is carried out on a quarterly basis.“Separately, hospital acquired Staph.aureus bacteraemia (including MRSA ) cases are reported to the HSE Business Intelligence Unit, on a monthly basis,” the statement concluded.More about health here. Previous articleNearly €40,000 allocated to combat illegal dumping in LimerickNext articleDramatic sign-off for new Ardscoil theatre Bernie Englishhttp://www.limerickpost.ieBernie English has been working as a journalist in national and local media for more than thirty years. She worked as a staff journalist with the Irish Press and Evening Press before moving to Clare. She has worked as a freelance for all of the national newspaper titles and a staff journalist in Limerick, helping to launch the Limerick edition of The Evening Echo. Bernie was involved in the launch of The Clare People where she was responsible for business and industry news. Virtual Visiting at UL Hospitals During COVID-19 Facebook Print RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORcenter_img WhatsApp Linkedin Advertisement TAGShealth protection surveillance centreMRSAnewborn babiesUHL hospitals group NewsHealthNewborn infants test positive for superbugBy Bernie English – February 15, 2018 1451 High Court award for Limerick boy’s care at birthlast_img read more

Hot or Not?

first_imgSign up for DS News Daily The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Long-term growth, equity, and profit are influenced by more than just the structural characteristics, according to recent research by WalletHub. Square footage and a newly renovated kitchen may contribute to property value, but investors are looking at historical market trends and economic health of the area, not just the visual aspects of buying a home.WalletHub compared 300 various sized cities on two measures of criteria: “Real-Estate Market” and “Affordability & Economic Environment.” Using 21 different metrics, which were weighted differently depending on the subject, WalletHub organized the list based on their weight on a 100-point scale, 100 meaning the market is perfectly healthy. The sample was categorized by large cities (more than 300,000 people), midsize cities (150,000 to 300,000 people), and small cities (fewer than 150,000 people).Seattle, Washington came in at No. 1 for large cities, followed by Nashville, Tennessee, and Denver, Colorado.WalletHub asked Kirk McClure, Professor in the Department of Urban Planning at the University of Arkansas, what the top five indicators for evaluating the healthiest housing markets were, to which he replied, “Jobs, jobs, jobs, jobs, and jobs.” the places with the jobs, the income and the urban environments where the “creative class” wants to live. This makes their housing markets hot. But hot is not necessarily healthy.”Out of all the metros, “the places with the jobs, the income, and the urban environments where the “creative class” wants to live . . . makes their housing markets hot. But hot is not necessarily healthy,” McClure said.McClure explained that healthy markets keep the growth of housing stock in line with the growth of households. If you add too many or too few houses, it has negative consequences, such as blight in older neighborhoods or rent that rises faster than renter’s incomes.WalletHub rated Miami, Florida as the third coolest large market in the U.S. followed by Cleveland, Ohio, and last, but not least (unless you mean least hot market), Detroit, Michigan.“I encourage people not to follow price trends,” McClure said. “These can change, as we learned painfully in 2008. Rather, they should look at the growth of incomes among homeowners and renters.”To see the full list, click here. in Daily Dose, Featured, Market Studies, News Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago  Print This Post Home / Daily Dose / Hot or Not? Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago About Author: Brianna Gilpin Hope Price Appreciation Hottest Markets 2017-08-28 Brianna Gilpin Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Related Articlescenter_img Subscribe The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago August 28, 2017 1,406 Views Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Share Save Tagged with: Hope Price Appreciation Hottest Markets Hot or Not? Brianna Gilpin, Online Editor for MReport and DS News, is a graduate of Texas A&M University where she received her B.A. in Telecommunication Media Studies. Gilpin previously worked at Hearst Media, one of the nation’s leading diversified media and information services companies. To contact Gilpin, email [email protected] Previous: Delinquencies Take Another Dive Next: Ask the Economist: Eddie Seilerlast_img read more

16 additional cases of Covid-19 confirmed in Donegal

first_img Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA WhatsApp RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR 16 additional cases of Covid-19 have been confirmed in Donegal today.The Department of Health has been informed of 240 confirmed cases of the virus across the country bring the total number of cases to 32,023.1 more person with Covid-19 hase also died with the death toll now standing at 1,789. Google+ Google+ Twitter Facebook Previous articleOisin Orr reflects on Ledger success and mentor Pat SmullenNext articleDriver caught drug driving and speeding in Donegal News Highland Pinterest 16 additional cases of Covid-19 confirmed in Donegal Pinterestcenter_img WhatsApp Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Homepage BannerNews Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Community Enhancement Programme open for applications By News Highland – September 17, 2020 Facebook Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme Twitter Publicans in Republic watching closely as North reopens furtherlast_img read more

Pilot in Navy Super Hornet jet crash has died

first_imgJack Mullins/iStock(DEATH VALLEY, Calif.) — A U.S. Navy single-seat F/A-18E fighter jet crashed on Wednesday in Death Valley, California, according to the Navy. The pilot has died and seven individuals on the ground suffered minor injuries, a spokesperson for Death Valley National Park said.“At approximately 10 a.m. PST, a F/A-18E Super Hornet assigned to the ‘Vigilantes’ of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 151 based at Naval Air Station Lemoore, California, crashed east of Naval Air Weapons Station China Lake, California,” said Joint Strike Fighter Wing public affairs officer, Lt. Cmdr. Lydia Bock on Wednesday.“The cause of the crash is currently under investigation,” she added.The Navy confirmed on Thursday that the pilot, assigned to the “Vigilantes” of Strike Fighter Squadron 151 has died. The identity of the pilot will be withheld until 24 hours after notification of next of kin.Two pilots were flying a pair of planes on a training mission, but only one returned, Strike Fighter Wing Pacific commander Capt. James Bates said at a press conference on Wednesday. He said it remained unclear whether the pilot was a man or woman and what the pilot’s rank is, but said that the crash occurred 6 miles north of China Lake.Tim Cassell, owner of the Panamint Springs Resort nearby, said he got in his truck and drove up to the crash site.“I stopped my vehicle, got out and walked over to the edge and attempted to see if I could see any large pieces of the aircraft,” Cassell said. “I was unable to see anything other than a large blackened area, some of the bushes were still on fire. And there was smoke and then debris all over the ground around me.”“The pieces of the aircraft were smaller than a dinner plate … and scattered over a large area,” he added.Patrick Taylor, a spokesperson for Death Valley National Park, said the park received a report around 10 a.m. PT from the Panamint Springs Resort that a military plane had crashed on the west side of Death Valley near Father Crowley Overlook in an area known as Star Wars Canyon.The area has been used for military training flights since the 1930s, Taylor said, and regularly attracts tourists who want to get a glimpse of military pilots in action weaving through the narrow canyon in maneuvers reminiscent of the Star Wars movie.Seven individuals on ground suffered minor injuries.They sustained burns, cuts and scrapes from shrapnel flying through the air when the jet crashed, according to ABC station KABC-TV. The injuries were mostly to their backs, arms and legs as they ran away from the crash site, about 50 meters from where they were standing.The Father Crowley Overlook was temporarily closed. Emergency responders from the park, military and Inyo County were dispatched to the scene.Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Worldwide study points to business case for diversity

first_imgRelated posts:No related photos. Previous Article Next Article A global study of more than 3 million staff reveals the strong business casefor a diverse workforce. Douglas Klein, president of consultancy Sirota, which surveyed the attitudesof its clients’ employees, said the research backs many widely-heldassumptions. “Culture matters terribly,” he said. “If you have a cultureof inclusivity, it suggests a longer-term, more sustainable environment forbusiness success.” Merely ensuring a diverse workforce is not enough, he said. Different groupsmust be embraced and their needs must be met. “A philosophy to include diversity of ideas, people and viewpoints ismore powerful than something that lives in [the] labour relations[department].” The research shows that despite people’s differences, whether gender, race,or location, all employees seek a similar set of needs to be met – namely,equity with colleagues, their sense of achievement, and camaraderie. If one of these elements is not met, enthusiasm drops – sometimes markedly.If, for example, people feel unfairly treated, the research shows theirenthusiasm falls by 350 per cent. Klein said the research shows that if diversity is embedded in the companyculture, it allows people to work co-operatively, enhances management, andboosts creativity and innovation. “The greatest management opportunity is around culture – regardless ofbackground,” he said. Nick Starritt, managing director of Sirota Europe, said that diversity cantoo easily become a compliance issue, when the real issue is inclusion, and notmerely tracking proportions. “Many HR professionals have heard from colleagues in the US thatdiversity is a big issue. But in the US – as is likely to happen in the UK – ithas been tainted by government mandates,” he said. “Diversity initiatives can easily be derailed by excesses of quotas andtargets. The UK is headed this way unless organisations identify and understandthe business benefits behind delivering diversity.”  By Quentin Reade Comments are closed. Worldwide study points to business case for diversityOn 20 Apr 2004 in Personnel Todaylast_img read more

Rightmove will squeeze independents to claw back their lost income, claims agent

first_imgSussex estate agent and SayNoToRightmove leader Paul Davies has predicted that Rightmove will give the big corporates sweetheart deals but then squeeze smaller agencies like his, once Covid is over.Paul Davies, who runs Sussex agency Home Estates, says smaller agencies need to have a strategy to be less reliant on the portal so that they’re ready if the ‘big squeeze’ does happen.Davies made the comments during a video interview, during which he also claimed the key reason the SayNoToRightmove has gone quiet recently is that, since the housing market re-opened, everyone’s been to busy dealing with the booming market to worry about Rightmove’s fees.FacebookDavies said he set up a popular anti-Rightmove Facebook group and later joined the larger campaign because at the beginning of the pandemic in early March, faced by a dire financial position, Rightmove refused to even discuss a temporary reduction in his £2,050 a month fees.Rightmove have since also been difficult to communicate with, he claims, but he believes the campaign’s 3,000-strong band of agents played a part in persuading the portal to change from a deferred payment plan to the blanket 75% reduction it offered on 20th March.Davies also says estate agents tend to care more about their competition than Rightmove’s fees, and that many agents just weren’t prepared to be the first to leave the portal.“I think it’s easier for an agency like mine with one branch to quit Rightmove – which I have – than a big agency with dozens of offices, as they have a bigger ship to turn,” says Davies, who reveals that he has invested heavily in social media marketing and several of the portal challengers, to replace the leads lost when he quit Rightmove.Read more about the campaign.Watch the interview in full.home estates SayNoTorightmove Rightmove Paul Davies November 17, 2020Nigel LewisOne commentJulian Blackmore, BNE BNE 17th November 2020 at 9:24 amHe’s probably correct; Agents with any sense would ditch the “bolt on” products. A year ago, we started to focus more on getting direct leads from our site, social media, youtube etc and leads are now a growing proportion of rightmove’s – but for zero cost.Log in to ReplyWhat’s your opinion? Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.Please note: This is a site for professional discussion. Comments will carry your full name and company.This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.Related articles BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021 City dwellers most satisfied with where they live30th April 2021 Hong Kong remains most expensive city to rent with London in 4th place30th April 2021 Home » News » Agencies & People » Rightmove will squeeze independents to claw back their lost income, claims agent previous nextAgencies & PeopleRightmove will squeeze independents to claw back their lost income, claims agentSussex agent Paul Davies reckons Rightmove will give the big corporates sweetheart deals but then squeeze smaller agencies like his once Covid is over.Nigel Lewis17th November 20201 Comment1,449 Viewslast_img read more