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  • 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,...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Say goodbye to rust forever - choose galvanised steel
    AUTOPA
    Did you know? Galvanising is the most environmentally friendly way of protecting steel from rust. We all know that steel is a fantastic material, however, it does have one flaw, rust. If left untreated, steel will rust very...
  • 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...
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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 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...
  • Fire door checks to prevent the spread of smoke
    Stemko Group Ltd
    Most fire deaths aren’t caused by fire, but by smoke inhalation. Smoke can overcome victims very quickly, leading to incapacitation and the inability to exit a building. Since the introduction of the Regulatory Reform (Fire...
  • 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...
  • All-Party Parliamentary Group on Working at Height
    Safesite
    At the end of February 2019, the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Working at Height released its report on safety at height practices in the UK, based on its investigations into the work at height culture across the country.
  • Building in aircrete: the modern solution
    H+H UK
    The government has been clear it wants housebuilders to deliver far more units per year, which means there is likely to continue to be strong demand for aircrete, a product ideal for meeting the performance requirements for...
  • Common patent glazing glass types
    Standard Patent Glazing Co
    All patent glazing systems must be installed with suitable safety glass. Types: toughened, laminated, wired or a combination of these for double and triple glazed systems. The Standard Patent Glazing Co describes each of the...