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 …

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Frequently Asked Questions: Part 2

Andrew ALL, Cast Stone, Flooring Leave a Comment

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

Andrew ALL, Developers, Flooring Leave a Comment

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

Andrew ALL, Developers, Flooring Leave a Comment

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 …

Cold weather

Concrete lintels and the cold: Avoiding a ‘snap’

Andrew ALL, Concrete Lintels, Flooring Leave a Comment

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?

Andrew ALL, Flooring Leave a Comment

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 …

Stressline at NBG Conference 2017

NBG Conference 2017 Preview

Andrew ALL Leave a Comment

Stressline will be attending and exhibiting at the annual NBG (National Buying Group) exhibition and conference this year at the Docklands in Liverpool. The conference takes place on Monday 13 November and Tuesday 14 November at the Exhibition Centre in Liverpool’s bustling Docklands area. Over 160 NBG members are expected to make their way to the North West for this …

Lintel comparison chart

Stressline launch new comparison chart

Andrew Concrete Lintels, Steel Lintels Leave a Comment

The latest brochure in the suite of literature is the brand new comparison chart. The fold-out brochure highlights in an easy to read way the number of steel lintel products we have as standard and can produce against other suppliers. The brochure showcases our steel range including the standard SL cavity range through to the wide inner leaf, wide outer …