Thermal flooring

Thermal flooring: A beginner’s guide

Andrew ALL, Flooring Leave a Comment

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

Andrew ALL, Developers Leave a Comment

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 …

Stressline lintel specification

Specifying steel lintels: 5 more top tips

Andrew ALL, Steel Lintels Leave a Comment

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 …

Stressline composite lintel

Lintel application: A builder’s guide

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

Our builder’s guide to lintel application comes off the back of some very popular blog posts. Here we want to help those of you in the trade understand a little more about how our lintels can be and are used. The basic application is simple enough, but there is more to consider than you might think. Concrete and steel lintels …

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Dave Marriott’s mammoth service milestone

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This week has been a milestone for Stressline as we celebrated another mammoth service award. Dave Marriott joined the company when he was just 18 back in January 1973, and this week he celebrates his 45th anniversary at Stressline. Dave joins the prestigious ’25 club’; whose membership is exclusive to those with 25 years’ service or more under their belt. …

Stanton Cast Stone Estimating Team

Stanton Cast Stone: Q and A with the estimating team

Andrew ALL, Cast Stone Leave a Comment

The Stanton Cast Stone product range is a steadily growing area of our business, but a leap from our traditional structural building product side. It is a product that complements our current range, and something we proudly talk about at trade shows and conferences. I caught up with the cast stone estimating team Seamus Moore and Alex Richards about their …

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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 …

Stressline gain FORS recognition

Andrew ALL, Haulage Leave a Comment

It is with great pride that we are able to announce that we have been awarded the FORS Bronze certificate. The Fleet Operator Recognition Scheme (FORS) is a voluntary scheme that “promotes best practice for commercial vehicle operators.” With over 4500 members, the FORS scheme is established as the primary scheme of its kind in the UK and is thought …