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  • Corrugated roofing sheets - rust and rot proof
    From flat to corrugated sheets Turning a flat sheet into a profiled sheet with the addition of corrugations dramatically increases its strength. A regular repeated corrugation enables water to run off such a profiled sheet,...
  • Damp-proofing versus waterproofing: applications
    Newton Waterproofing
    What is the difference between damp-proofing and waterproofing? Damp-proofing is designed to keep soil moisture out of a structure and waterproofing is designed to keep both soil moisture and liquid water out of a structure.
  • Flood damage strategy and rapid reoccupation
    Newton Waterproofing
    The winter of 2013-14 has been one of the wettest on record and, in many areas of the UK, this has resulted in the flooding of both commercial and domestic properties on a scale not seen before. The post-flood clean-up can...
  • Fibre cement - rooted in history
    From paper to fibre cement The fibre-cement manufacturing process was invented by an Austrian Ludwig Hatschek in the 1890’s. He combined, after 7 years of experimenting, cellulose, reinforcing fibres and cement in solution...
  • Create happier, healthier, higher-performing schools
    Whitesales® Rooflights and Accessories
    The right refurbishment can transform education for students and staff alike. Did you know that simply increasing daylight and fresh air circulation in classrooms can lead to: Improved concentration levels and higher...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • How to fix fibre cement slates
    Fibre cement slates are lightweight, consistent in thickness and pre-holed. They do not require grading or sorting on site. They are easily cut with hand tools so do not need dust suppression equipment. They can therefore be...
  • 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...
  • Cedar shingles - green roofing
    Cedar shingles – the roofing product that does grow on trees Cedars are fast growing, prevalent species, Eastern White cedar being a naturally reseeding species reaching maturity in as few as 50 years. Cedar shingles have a...
  • Cladding - a versatile alternative for exterior walls
    Cladding panels are available in many forms, shapes colours and textures. There is something to suit almost any project requirement or budget with an associated variation in cost dependent on quality of the material used.
  • Natural slate - what is it and why use it?
    History of slating Natural slate is a durable and re-usable building material, that was worked on a small scale in areas of deposits in Wales and the west country in Roman times. In 1296 records show that (sclattes) slates...
  • Tanking membranes versus cavity drain membranes
    Newton Waterproofing
    What is tanking? Tanking is a generic term used to describe various products that are used to deal with water entering a below-ground building. Tanking membranes are one of these products. They are applied to the structure,...
  • Choosing the correct acoustic partition
    Moving Designs
    Acoustic partitions allow schools, hotels, meeting rooms and other facilities to divide and expand rooms to meet their ever changing requirements. Specifying them into the building design not only allows the owner to provide...
  • Combined waterproofing systems: what you need to know
    Newton Waterproofing
    BS 8102:2009 and combined waterproofing systems As of November 30th 2009, BS 80102:2009 – the code of practice for “The Protection of Below Ground Structures from Water From the Ground" – has been in effect. It incorporates...