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The Ginger’s on us!
Long before tumeric lattes and Ed Sheeran, ginger was widely believed to be the cure for just about any ailment – from tummy ache, to (you guessed it) heart ache. So what better way to introduce our new tagline ‘Everything Better’, than with the original source of making everything better. Crafted from the ground up...
Silver, the new green
Aluminium’s application in building took off in the 1950s, but it has far older roots. Famously, the church dome of San Gioacchino in Rome was clad in aluminium sheeting in 1898, and in 1931 the Empire State Building in New York became the first building to use anodised aluminium components. Here are some important factors...
How does a Monkeytoe system perform in earthquakes?
I was woken in the night and began to feel a little disconcerted when it was still shaking the house after a couple of minutes. Of course, the whole family was soon awake and up, and we didn’t get much sleep that night as aftershocks hit. When the ground below you and the building around...
Fire stair specification requirements
Here are some quick pointers to get you started on fire stair compliance. It might be worth noting that there is potential for these to change over time, as average body size is increasing and specifications will eventually change to reflect this. Calculations still work around buildings being exited within 2.5 minutes. Larger body sizes...
Nine times out of ten, handrails beat safety lines
You can go it alone Safety lines require you to work in pairs in case of a fall. The safety line doesn’t stop you from falling; it just catches you before you fall too far. And if you do fall, your co-worker has to be ready to pull you up, which is no mean feat....