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Constantly trying to make sense of the journey I'm on. The purpose is the method.

Why is a level balcony threshold dangerous?

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?


Reinforcing concrete & cover

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