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  • 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...
  • Factors to consider if choosing waterproofing materials
    Delta Membrane Systems
    There is a wide choice of structural waterproofing materials available in the market and it can be difficult to determine the best option for a project. The complexity and competitiveness of the industry brings challenges...
  • 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,...
  • What British Standards apply to roofing?
    Marley
    Keeping track of British Standards can be difficult. There are, after all, more than 27,000 of them. The good news is that they don’t all relate to roofing, or even the construction industry - so if you’re trying to work out...
  • What is the cost of clay plain tiles?
    Marley
    What is the cost of clay plain tiles? Specifying roof tiles for new build and renovation projects can be a juggling act. The need to create buildings that blend with their surroundings and are more environmentally friendly...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • What is a doorset?
    Stemko Group Ltd
    Door leaf: A door leaf is a single, independently moving panel of a door, and is the most common variety. It features a single panel that fills an entire doorway space. Double-leaf doors have two panels that each open...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Importance of good quality, well installed fire doors
    Stemko Group Ltd
    The Grenfell Tower fire has firmly clarified the importance of correctly installed fire doors and it is has become a big topic of conversation in the construction industry. The only positive thing that has been taken from...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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,...
  • Design considerations for roof hatches
    Bilco UK
    Bilco provides specification advice for roof hatches as part of its Bilco Assist service. When specifying a roof hatch, consideration should be given as to how often the hatch will be used and if tools or equipment will be...