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Lintel application: A builder’s guide

Andrew ALL, Concrete Lintels, Specification, Steel Lintels 7 Comments

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. …

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Stanton Cast Stone: Q and A with the estimating team

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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?

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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

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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

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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’

Andrew ALL, Concrete Lintels, Flooring 2 Comments

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 2 Comments

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 …