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Thermal bridge reduction: Is it that important?

Andrew ALL, Flooring, Specification Leave a Comment

In this day and age thermal efficiency, energy conservation and environmental impact are big concerns for British industry. No more so than the construction industry, but how high up the priority list are they? In house building, thermal bridge reduction is a wide issue but with the housing crisis being made even more apparent by the collapse of Carillion, surely …

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Frequently Asked Questions: Part 2

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The second part of our two-part series examines the FAQs for our thermal flooring, installation service and cast stone products. If you have not done so already, check out part one of our FAQs, looking at beam and block and hollowcore flooring systems. Thermal Floor What is the specification for topping? The topping specification is determined by the client’s project …

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Frequently Asked Questions: Part 1

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Our two-part series of frequently asked questions start with two of our flooring solutions. Here we highlight some of the more common questions we get asked about our beam and block flooring, and our hollowcore flooring system either on-site or before purchase. Beam & Block How much camber in beams? Floor beams are manufactured in accordance with BS8110 which stipulates a …

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Q and A with Paul Atkinson

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Paul is our Project Sales Manager and is responsible for the company’s relationship with the developers market, rather than merchants. We supply developers with our full range of products, but predominantly it is the flooring solutions and cast stone that are put through to developers rather than the ‘stock’ products like lintels. Here we get to the nitty-gritty of what …

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Concrete lintels and the cold: Avoiding a ‘snap’

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With the arctic wind driving our temperatures down over the next few weeks, producing quality concrete becomes a different challenge. Concrete cures with a process called hydration. The colder the ambient temperature, the longer this process takes. At very low temperatures the chemical reaction won’t work and the concrete will not gain any strength. Because of this, it is imperative …

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Housebuilding efficiency: 5 key improvements

Andrew ALL, Cast Stone, Concrete Lintels, Developers, Flooring, Steel Lintels Leave a Comment

With 300,000 houses as the Government’s target for new homes, the construction industry is left scratching their heads wondering how they will achieve something that has not been done in 30 years. The housing crisis is a huge political hot potato and we cannot offer a definitive solution that will solve the whole problem. What we can do is demonstrate …

Thermal flooring system: which is right for me?

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You may not be aware of the three systems, or maybe even familiar with one system, but in an age where thermal efficiency within the building envelope is an increasing priority, it will do you no harm to learn of three major thermal flooring systems in use today. The three systems are all designed to help achieve required U values …

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Flooring systems glossary: A starter’s guide

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Our flooring guide is packed full of great information on our available flooring products, but some of the terminology may not mean a lot to those starting out in the industry. Here we outline the main terms we use not just in our literature, but when quoting, instructing and installing the systems. Beam and Block ‘Beam and Block’ is our flooring …

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How to reduce cold-bridging in floors

Andrew ALL, Developers, Flooring 1 Comment

SAP calculations, u-values, psi values; thermal efficiency in construction can be a minefield, but with the world’s resources in decline, and the government putting more regulations in to ensure construction is as efficient as possible it is more pertinent than ever to understand how to build and live as efficiently as possible. What are cold-bridges? In the construction industry, and …

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Beam and block load span tables

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Deciphering beam and block load span tables can be an arduous process sometimes. Here we look at the range of tables and information available within our flooring brochure, and how these tables can be applied to your project. We should say from the start that these beam and block load span tables are given as a guide only, and allowances …