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  • Preventing accidents and injury in the workplace
    BA Systems
    Almost 200 people are killed each year in work accidents, take the proper precautions and don’t become part of the statistics! Health & Safety in construction. Why is it important? Health and Safety consists of regulations...
  • What are the best materials for flat roofing?
    MEDITE SMARTPLY
    MEDITE SMARTPLY looks at three of the highest performing flat roofing types and their benefits When considering installing flat roofing onto any building there are a few key factors to take into consideration. Firstly,...
  • 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.
  • Personal fall protection - FAQs
    Safesite
    Personal fall protection is a type of protection which is entirely reliant on the user, available in either ‘fall arrest’ or ‘fall restraint’ form. Examples include lifeline systems and anchors. Personal fall protection is...
  • Why a green roof needs winter maintenance
    Harrowden Turf
    It's a frequently overlooked fact that extensive green roofs need maintenance in order for them to deliver all of the benefits they were installed to supply. A simple maintenance regime requires two visits to the roof per...
  • Creating safe spaces at speed, with PATTRESS PLUS
    MEDITE SMARTPLY
    The UK construction industry has some ground to cover after its two-month hiatus this year during the Covid-19 crisis. This is especially the case for hospitals, offices, gyms and many other public buildings that are now...
  • 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.
  • MEDITE SMARTPLY's innovative drylining solution
    MEDITE SMARTPLY
    MEDITE SMARTPLY Technical Sales Manager, Gary Carpenter, takes a look into the Drylining sectors’ product solutions during these unprecedented times. The construction industry has evolved significantly over the last 40 years...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...