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  • Where are coloured clay tiles used?
    Marley
    Where are coloured clay tiles used? It is perhaps not surprising to find that clay tile usage closely correlates with areas where suitable clay is found, with clay plain tiles used to cover roofs for over 1000 years in regions...
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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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  • What are the fixing requirements of BS 5534?
    Marley
    What are the fixing requirements of BS 5534? As we previously discussed, BS 5534 is the revised British Standard for slating and tiling for pitched roofs and vertical tiling, which came into effect on the 31st August 2014. Fixing...
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  • 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...
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  • Does a re-roof or extension need to comply with BS 5534?
    Marley
    With smaller domestic pitched roofinullnullng contracts being awarded to independent tradesmen, it’s never been a more important time to look at the current standards set out for existing builds and extensions. With changes to...
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  • How to waterproof a basement conversion
    Newton Waterproofing
    The key to successfully waterproofing a basement conversion is to choose a system that will achieve the degree of waterproofing required for the intended use of the basement. If the basement conversion is going to be used for...
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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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...
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  • Do I really require a Waterproofing Design Specialist?
    Delta Membrane Systems
    Waterproofing design is a complex task. Gone are the days of architects undertaking the role of waterproofing design in a project. Getting the design correct prior to construction will save significant costs. British Standard...
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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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  • The benefits of root barrier protection in green roofs
    Delta Membrane Systems
    When it comes to building sustainable homes, green roofs are one of the more popular options, given both their “green” factor and aesthetical appearance. Not only do green roofs reduce our carbon footprint but they are also...
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  • Balustrade safety: load requirements
    BA Systems
    Balustrades and barriers need to be designed to protect persons from falling from height. Every balustrade must be engineered, manufactured and installed to withstand forces that could be applied by persons using the balconies or...
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