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  • What is cold-applied liquid roofing / waterproofing?
    Delta Membrane Systems
    As the name implies, cold applied liquid roofing/waterproofing is the use of a liquid waterproofing system without the requirement of heat. Waterproofing roofs (whether it’s a flat roof or podium deck) is one of the most...
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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Waterproofing of contiguous piles
    Delta Membrane Systems
    Contiguous piles have many advantages in the formation of a retaining wall. This method of construction involves the creation of a line of deep bores that are then backfilled with concrete. The advantage of this method of...
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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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  • 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 for...
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  • Class A rated balcony flooring options
    Alfresco Floors
    With fire safety standards and building regulations constantly changing and updating, helping to increase the safety of high-rise buildings, it can be difficult for specifiers and architects to find balcony flooring options that...
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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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  • Assessing the benefits of bi-directional fire testing
    Profab Access
    THE HACKITT Report revealed major concerns regarding the quality assurance of fire doors and the issues surrounding the transparency of information and availability of audit trails with regard to these building components. Austin...
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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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  • 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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  • Thermal performance of listed buildings
    A Proctor Group
    A Proctor looks at some commonly held myths surrounding the contracting world concerning thermal and acoustic insulation, condensation control, fire protection, and ground gas protection. In this article, we ask the question, is...
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  • Megatrends in Architecture - Sustainability
    RHEINZINK
    Megatrends are a sign of comprehensive change in the world. Whether globalisation, urbanisation, individualisation or ecology, they shape our values and way of life, influence our work, life and living. Resource-saving and...
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  • What Is An Acoustic Floating Floor?
    TVS Acoustics
    Acoustic floating floors control the transmission of sounds and vibration from floor impacts to the surrounding building structure. The floating floor is often paired with acoustically isolated walls and ceilings, creating what...
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