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Tech Update: Working in Cold Weather

To meet the functional requirements of Chapter 2 of our Technical Manual, minimum working temperatures should never fall below 2°C when working with m…

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UK’s first ever Building Control Surveying Qualification Pathway launched by LABC

The UK’s first ever building surveyor qualification pathway is being launched by LABC (Local Authority Building Control) in partnership with the Unive…

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Tech Update: Tolerances in Internal Walls, Ceilings, Junctions and Floors

Earlier this year we looked at acceptable tolerances in brickwork, detailing some of our technical guidance for bricks blocks and masonry. In our late…

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Redrow Launches First Ever Housebuilding Degree

Developer Redrow has come up with a way of potentially combatting this widening skills gap, however. Redrow has developed the UK’s first housebuilding…

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FAQ: Cavity Barriers in External Walls

The issue of fire in buildings is a complex one and this article discusses only the use of cavity barriers in external walls. Please note, you must…

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Future of Construction: Droning on

Despite the negative press associated with drones they have proved useful in a variety of different industries. The Construction Industry has already …

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Tech Update: Admixtures. What they do and when to use them

Admixtures are materials (often in the form of fluid or powders) which are added to concrete. These materials allow the concrete to gain characteristi…

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Tech Update: Timber strength, Storage and Grading

Timber is a key component in a broad range of builds as it’s sustainable, lightweight, durable if properly treated and available in abundance. However…

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Healthy New Towns

NHS England is working with ten housing developments across England to help shape the future health and wellbeing of those soon-to-be communities. The…

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Prefabrication: What is it and what difference is it going to make?

New technology is changing how we do things, fundamentally and many industries have already been altered by it. The construction industry is no differ…

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Tech update: Acceptable Tolerances in Brickwork

Traditional brick and block remains the most common construction method in new homes. Whilst a level of deviation in brickwork levels is inevitable su…

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Where Do Land Developers Get The Best Return On Investment?

A key constraint of the house building industry is the availability of suitable land. The potential to accumulate positive return on investment relies…

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