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14.09.2016
Blog Post
  Can you see what the problem is with this roof? If you look closely, the purlins connecting to the hip rafter don’t make contact with one another…
14.09.2016
News
(This is the first in a series of three articles about glass wool insulation and its alternatives) Glass wool and mineral wool have been around for a…
14.09.2016
News
    Result of a fire caused by downlighters (courtesy of Manchester City Council Building control)  Downlighters have become the norm for lighting,…
14.09.2016
News
                    Image courtesy of nonnativespecies.org Japanese knotweed (fallopia Japonica) is considered to be one of the most invasive plants…
25.08.2016
Blog Post
Masonry is one of the oldest, most established building techniques, but its strength lies in the correct use of mortar, which plays a vital role.…
25.08.2016
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The next generation of engineered first floor joists offers greater spans and easier fitting of services. While hours can be saved removing the need…
25.08.2016
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This roof/chimney abutment flashing has been chased into a rendered wall to form a straight edge. It’s acting as a soaker because the lead runs under…
04.08.2016
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With the UK’s decision to leave the European Community, there will be a tendency to focus on that alone and forget about what else this country needs…
25.07.2016
Blog Post
Levelling floors seems like a straightforward job, but it’s often complicated. Shrinkage, poor workmanship, deflection and the type of materials used…