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  • Stainless steel in coastal and swimming pool areas
    BA Systems
    Effects of corrosive environments on stainless steel coastal areas and swimming pools are very exacting environments for any construction material including stainless steel. It is important to remember that even 316 marine grade...
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  • Vapour and air permeable membranes explained
    A Proctor Group
    As Building Regulations are demanding ever higher thermal efficiency in both commercial and domestic sectors, today’s building professional increasingly needs to consider airtightness as a way of improving the thermal performance...
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  • Flood resilience advice for home owners
    Delta Membrane Systems
    Delta’s Technical Waterproofing Consultant, Michael Vernon gives advice on minimising negative impacts from flood events and measures to rapidly recover from a flood event. Floods are part of nature. It is not technically...
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  • The importance of active leak stopping
    Delta Membrane Systems
    For anyone in a non-technical sense to fully appreciate the nature and risks associated with water ingress in below-ground structures, we invite you to read this paper to gain an understanding of substructure waterproofing and...
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  • What is Internal Tanking?
    Newton Waterproofing
    'Tanking' is a term used to describe internal or external waterproof barriers that are used to protect below ground structures from water ingress. The British Standard for Waterproofing 8102:2009; 'The Code of Practice for the...
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  • How to specify a green roof
    Harrowden Turf
    A living green roof is an amazing thing. It benefits local wildlife, the occupants of a building and the wider environment. It can even be designed to support food production. However, to specify a green roof is more complex than...
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  • What type of roof underlay should I use?
    Marley
    What type of roof underlay should I use? There is a vast choice of roof underlays available on the market today, ranging from traditional bituminous (Type 1F) products, through to more modern lightweight alternatives that are...
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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...
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  • Thermal behavior of roofing slates
    CUPA PIZARRAS
    By Dr. Víctor Cárdenes Van den Eynde, Geologist and roofing slate independent consultant Why do we use slate to cover roofs? There are many good answers to these questions: slate is waterproof, can be split into thin, regular and...
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  • What is negative and positive side waterproofing?
    Delta Membrane Systems
    One of the most interesting questions in the waterproofing sector is “What is positive side” or “What is negative side” waterproofing. Structural waterproofing specialists, Delta Membranes, provides the answers. Positive side...
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  • Concrete waterproofing explained
    Newton Waterproofing
    Reinforced concrete, when designed and installed correctly, is already waterproof. Good concrete waterproofing design therefore focuses on the gaps in the structure. Here, Newton Waterproofing, explains how to protect a structure...
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  • Compressive load capabilities of Type C waterproofing
    Newton Waterproofing
    Understanding the data and what it means When designing and specifying a floor build-up, the importance of accurate and reliable compressive load data cannot be underestimated. Why is compressive load data important? Any element...
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  • Soundproofing a Sports Hall
    TVS Sports Surfaces
    Soundproofing a sports hall requires cancelling out reverberation so that sounds cannot bounce around. The most efficient way to achieve this is installing acoustic panels to the walls. High ceilings may also need acoustic...
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  • Waterproofing design – a robust solution
    Delta Membrane Systems
    Meeting Standard expectations The British Standard regarding structural waterproofing is BS8102:2009, this standard encourages the use of a Waterproofing Design Specialist to a design team. NHBC Chapter 5.4 mirrors these...
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  • The dangers of accessing plant and equipment on roofs
    Safesite
    Roofs are a common place for plant and equipment such as air conditioning and vents to be installed. Althoughlocating them on the top of your building might be a popular choice to preserve ground space and building aesthetics,...
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