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20.04.2016
Blog Post
A quarter of heat in an uninsulated home is lost through the roof. Utilising roof insulation in a loft, attic or flat roof is a simple and effective…
20.04.2016
Blog Post
Incorrect use of cavity wall ties is one of the common problems found on site by our building control surveyors. The wrong choice of cavity wall tie…
20.04.2016
Blog Post
Timber staircases are an integral part of many homes across the UK. While the design and manufacture of a staircase is key to its integrity and…
31.03.2016
Blog Post
The ‘point loading’ shown in the picture can cause the beam or lintel to fail if it wasn’t designed to take a single large load. Where a lintel…
29.03.2016
Blog Post
Cavity masonry walls have a cavity for good reason - and it’s not to provide a home for excess mortar or general debris as the images below show!…
29.03.2016
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A raft foundation is a reinforced concrete slab under the whole of a building or extension, 'floating' on the ground as a raft floats on water. This…
29.03.2016
Blog Post
Internal insulated dry lining involves lining the inside of the wall with insulated plasterboard and needs joinery-like precision to avoid air…
29.03.2016
News
A newly launched guide shows us some of the most common construction site problems that cause thermal bridging and how to correct them. The Thermal…
17.03.2016
Press Release
Thirteen employees of local authority building control teams in England & Wales have won the LABC Superstar Awards. These outstanding individuals…