Part M of the building regulations concerns access to and use of buildings. It requires that access is designed in a way that enables all people to use a building and its facilities. The door thresholds should be a maximum of 15mm to meet part M requirements. Continue reading Why is a level balcony threshold dangerous?
It is important when inspecting reinforcing bars that they are clean and free of loose rust. They should be placed in accordance with the structural engineers drawings, usually made up of main and secondary bars. When inspecting reinforcement you have to make sure that the laps are sufficient, and it’s usually 40x the diameter of the bar being used. Continue reading Reinforcing concrete & cover
A strange and picturesque destination which has now been made a UNESCO World Heritage site. The white-washed conical-roofed houses of the area stand out in emphatic fashion and its definitely worth a visit. Continue reading Alberobello
– There should be no sharp differences of more than 4mm in any 300mm flatness of wall Continue reading Internal tolerances for warranty
– There should be a 10mm maximum deviation in any length of wall up to 5m.
– For walls over 5m long there should only be a 15mm deviation. Continue reading Tolerances
Restraint of walls & Joists
Walls should be adequately restrained at floors, ceilings and verges in accordance with building regulations. Restraint can be provided by; Continue reading Joist hangers
Wood is the only truly sustainable material on this planet. We can grow as much timber as we need, in well-managed forests, and its a great way to lock away carbon for long periods.