Passive fire protection plays a crucial role in the safe construction and maintenance of all building types. However, when it comes to offsite construction, it is a well-known fact there are numerous fire safety challenges to be considered at the outset in order to achieve a safe, compliant installation that will protect the module and its inhabitants throughout the lifetime of the structure.
Whilst design guidance that support current Building Regulations are very much applicable to offsite construction, according to a recent technical bulletin from the Defence Infrastructure Organisation, aspects of fire safety such as compartmentation and structural fire protection present compliance challenges that are not addressed by current design guidance solutions.
When it comes to making modules both weather and airtight, there are a number of key considerations that you must factor into your project in order to achieve optimum building performance levels.
As energy bills soar across Europe, the cost-of-living crisis is being felt by homeowners and business owners alike.
Fire regulations within the UK, are continuously being updated and improved to ensure the maximum protection for building structures and people.
We are continuously looking for ways to improve our sustainability and ways to reduce, reuse and recycle, starting from the solutions that we provide. Starting from the ground up, we take a closer look at the flooring solution that takes recycling in its stride, terrazzo.
With the new year bringing us ever closer to the European net zero target to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 55% from 1990 levels by 2030, and to reach net zero by 2050, many of us may be thinking about ways that we could be a little greener, both in our personal and professional lives.
Passivhaus construction sites have a growing presence in our daily lives. Although it still represents only a small part of the construction sector, it’s growing year by year and is recognised as a viable construction option that has a great future ahead.