GDPR

Stressline change privacy policy

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In line with the new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), Stressline has updated both our privacy policy and cookie policy. The GDPR legislation came into effect on 25th May this year, and two weeks in we are measuring the impact of the change. The legislation has come about primarily due to the progression and fast development of technology, and how …

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Myth vs. Fact: BBA approval on steel lintels

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Myth: BBA approval is needed for steel lintels to meet NHBC technical standards Fact: NMBC requires all products, materials and systems used on their registered sites to meet their technical requirement R3. This frustrating myth is one we encounter on a regular basis here at Stressline; frustrating because we have seen first-hand evidence of the market being supplied with misleading, …

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Stressline undertake CPD tour

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Stressline has embarked on a nationwide tour to deliver our ‘Lintel Intel’ CDP programme to specifiers. The seminar is designed for architects, engineers and specifiers in general and goes through some basic elements of lintel understanding and selection, as well as some hints, tips and advice for those specifying and installing lintels. This year we are investing more in sharing …

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Got a question on lintels? Follow this advice

Andrew ALL, Concrete Lintels, Specification, Steel Lintels Leave a Comment

We get asked all sorts of questions about our lintels, often about what lintels are used in certain circumstances and what loads our lintels can take and how we calculate the loads of the lintels. A lot of the time we can answer your questions but we also need further information to help as well. Here are four basic questions …

Thermal flooring

Thermal flooring: A beginner’s guide

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Thermal flooring is becoming more and more popular in housebuilding, and more developers are looking for thermal flooring to ensure their SAP calculations are met, and efficiencies built into the new developments. Here we lay out the basics of what thermal flooring is, and why it is used. What is thermal flooring? Thermal flooring is a type of construction flooring …

Affordable housing

Affordable housing: Look to the supply chain

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With developers being targeted by Theresa May amid the growing concerns over housing in the UK, it gets us wondering here at Stressline how the crisis will be resolved, and if affordable housing will be made available where it is needed. It is an on-going topic for Government and had it not been for Brexit, probably their highest priority. The …

Theresa May

PM puts developers in cross-hairs

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Some big news this week with Theresa May announcing that the Government will be clamping down on developers to stop them carry out the so-called practice of ‘landbanking’ and encouraging them to build more houses in a bid to reduce the housing crisis and give the young millennials a fighting chance of owning their own home. Here we round up …

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Specifying steel lintels: 5 more top tips

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These top tips for specifying steel lintels are considerations as much as they are tips. It follows on from our original blog post Specifying steel lintels: 5 top tips. These five tips or considerations may help when selecting lintels and hopefully specifying them for your projects. Rivet or Welding? Fabricated lintels are either welded or riveted together to form the …

Stephen Jelley BMW BTCC

Stressline continue Jelley BTCC sponsorship

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Stephen Jelley will once again take to the track in 2018 and compete in the British Touring Car Championship (BTCC) for Leicestershire based Team Parker Racing. There year, there is one small change however…. Instead of last year’s rather unlucky Ford Focus, this year Stephen will be racing around the famous British circuits in a stunning new BMW 125i M …