Tom Hurrell Stressline

New Area Sales Manager for Stressline

Andrew ALL, Builders Merchants Leave a Comment

We are thrilled to announce the appointment of Tom Hurrell as our Area Sales Manager for the south-west. Tom joins us from Richard Burbidge after an extensive 30+ year career following his time in the Army. With city and guilds in Bricklaying, Tom left the army in 1986 to run his father’s building and roofing firm in Luton. Following a …

Stressline flooring systems guide

Flooring systems glossary: A starter’s guide

Andrew ALL, Flooring Leave a Comment

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 …

Stressline cold-bridging

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 …

Beam and block flooring system

Beam and block load span tables

Andrew ALL, Flooring, Specification Leave a Comment

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 …

Stressline Steel

Steel vs concrete lintels: What is the difference?

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

You may think this is a silly question, but dig a little deeper and we can examine more than the obvious material differences. There are many reasons to specify a steel lintel but here we can look at why they may be favoured by the construction industry, and what use concrete lintels have in modern housebuilding. Strength to weight ratio One …

Stressline steel composite lintel

Combined lintel or composite lintel

Andrew ALL, Concrete Lintels, Steel Lintels Leave a Comment

Composite lintels should not be confused with combined lintels. They can appear to be similar; both using two different materials, but from a structural point of view they are very different. Here we quickly examine both and focus on the important differences, and what this means in their application. Combined lintels Taken from the British Standards Code BS EN 845-2:2013, …

Lintel installation tips

Lintel installation: 17 essential tips

Andrew ALL, Concrete Lintels, Steel Lintels Leave a Comment

Installing lintels is pretty straightforward but we often get asked for advice and tips on the installation of both our prestressed concrete lintels and steel lintel products. Here we round up 17 tips, which can be found in various parts of our brochure but have collected for you in one handy blog post. General installation tips for steel and concrete …

Lintel load span tables

Lintel Load Span Tables: Quick Reference Guide

Andrew ALL, Concrete Lintels, Steel Lintels 2 Comments

Understanding lintel load span tables is important for specifying and selecting the correct lintel. If you are new to load span tables you may want to look at our blog post on load span tables for beginners. Below is a quick reference guide to load span tables which you can use at your leisure. It is also available to download …