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  • Combustible materials: a view on laminated glass
    BA Systems
    An amendment was made to Approved Document B of the building regulations that came into force on 21st December 2018. The amendment banned the use of all combustible materials on the external face of buildings over 18m tall. To be...
    SAVE Article
  • Avoiding roof specification pitfalls
    Marley
    The quality and security of pitched roofing in housing has seen some huge improvements over the last decade - with the introduction of more stringent British Standards, masses of new product innovations and the development of...
    SAVE Article
  • Lanyards: what do you need to know?
    Safesite
    Lanyards are a vital part of some fall protection systems, serving as a connector between harnesses and anchor points to either restrict workers from entering into areas of a roof where there is a fall risk, or providing fall...
    SAVE Article
  • Why a green roof needs winter maintenance
    Harrowden Turf
    It's a frequently overlooked fact that extensive green roofs need maintenance in order for them to deliver all of the benefits they were installed to supply. A simple maintenance regime requires two visits to the roof per year;...
    SAVE Article
  • Waterproofing of contiguous piles
    Delta Membrane Systems
    Contiguous piles have many advantages in the formation of a retaining wall. This method of construction involves the creation of a line of deep bores that are then backfilled with concrete. The advantage of this method of...
    SAVE Article
  • CLT (Cross laminated timber) solutions
    A Proctor Group
    CLT (cross laminated timber) is growing in popularity and can offer many advantages, as a sustainable, energy-efficient building method. It has been used in many construction projects, predominantly within the commercial sector...
    SAVE Article
  • A Guide To Gym Soundproofing
    TVS Gym Flooring
    There are two important aspects to gym soundproofing: 1. Soundproofing from gym activities (e.g. clattering weights) – this is achieved by reducing noise transfer between spaces 2. Soundproofing and shock absorption from impacts...
    SAVE Article
  • What are the requirements for disabled handrail?
    Safesite
    There are thought to be around 13m disabled people living in the UK, according to Scope, and whilst we have come a very long way in terms of disabled access over the last few years, many disabled people still find it difficult to...
    SAVE Article
  • Combination waterproofing systems
    Delta Membrane Systems
    New-build housing projects require a combination of different types of waterproofing systems, as defined in BS8102:2009 - Protection of Structures Against Water from the Ground (Type A barrier, Type B integrally watertight, Type...
    SAVE Article
  • Damp-proofing a listed building: what you need to know
    Newton Waterproofing
    Damp-proofing a Grade II listed building Newton Waterproofing staff have been approached with the following question: "I have a Grade II listed building that I intend to convert into habitable space. The age of the building means...
    SAVE Article
  • The path to net zero starts up on the roof
    Marley
    As social housing landlords grapple with decarbonisation, the need to invest in the right technology is vital. Big decisions made now are likely to have long-term implications. But with the government still to fully outline the...
    SAVE Article
  • Improving roofing safety and security
    Marley
    With new regulations putting building safety in the spotlight, Stuart Nicholson, roof systems director at Marley, discusses the measures contractors can take to reduce risk and ensure the long-term security of pitched roofs. The...
    SAVE Article
  • Preventing accidents and injury in the workplace
    BA Systems
    Almost 200 people are killed each year in work accidents, take the proper precautions and don’t become part of the statistics! Health & Safety in construction. Why is it important? Health and Safety consists of regulations and...
    SAVE Article
  • Building a gym on the first floor of a building
    TVS Gym Flooring
    Nowhere else to build a gym but on the first floor? The good news is you can have a gym upstairs, but you need to be cautious about the weight of your gym because upper floors are live load rated, meaning they can only take so...
    SAVE Article
  • All-Party Parliamentary Group on Working at Height
    Safesite
    At the end of February 2019, the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Working at Height released its report on safety at height practices in the UK, based on its investigations into the work at height culture across the country.
    SAVE Article