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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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  • 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...
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  • Cavity fire barrier: avoid the spread of fire in masonry
    Marley
    It’s easy to think of a masonry building as relatively resistant to fire. After all, bricks can withstand very high temperatures without combusting. However, cavities and concealed spaces within walls, floors and roof voids...
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  • Key considerations when specifying a ladder
    Bilco UK
    The humble ladder has been around forever – a 10,000-year-old painting in a cave in Valencia shows ladders being used to raid a wild honeybee nest. Whilst the material used to construct this ancient piece of equipment has evolved...
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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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  • Choosing a Sustainable Material in Construction
    BA Systems
    Aluminium’s superior properties in pliability, light weight and strength make it the perfect material for almost any challenge, big or small. The material is one of the most recyclable and sustainable materials used in...
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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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  • 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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  • Difference between a cavity fire barrier and fire-stop
    Marley
    What's the difference between a cavity fire barrier and a fire-stop? Cavity fire barriers and fire-stops are two types of passive fire protection that can slow or stop the spread of flames and smoke in a fire situation. But what...
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  • Upskilling workforces for solar PV
    Marley
    With Solar Energy UK predicting that Part L changes could lead to a five-fold increase in the number of new homes built with solar technology, there has never been a better time for roofing contractors to add solar PV to their...
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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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  • Unleash steel's green credentials
    AUTOPA
    Steel is an excellent building material, it’s strong, durable and highly versatile. However, did you know it also has excellent green credentials? With the myriad of benefits that steel offers, unfortunately its environmental...
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  • BS 8102:2009 - important new waterproofing regulations
    Newton Waterproofing
    What does BS 8102: 2009 mean to specifiers of structural waterproofing projects? BS 8102 is a design document whose purpose is to inform the designer of the various methods of waterproofing available and to assist in the correct...
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  • Get on board with solar roofing
    Marley
    With the Future Homes Standard outlining all new homes will be expected to produce 31% lower carbon emissions from 2021, as part of changes to Part L regulations, the role of roofs as a platform for sustainable technologies is...
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  • The specification of flexible floor access covers
    Howe Green
    For demanding public sector environments that experience significant levels of pedestrian footfall, the correct specification of permanent floor access solutions is vital to not only providing secure and maintenance-free access...
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