Radmat non-combustible insulation

Do you need non-combustible insulation on flat roof and balcony upstands?

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View the Radmat entry on BPindex Visit the Radmat website This is a question worthy of the QI TV show, and one that would definitely get Alan Davies the famous Klaxon and flashing lights because the obvious answers of yes or no would both be incorrect. At present, based on the current wording in Approved Document B fire safety, the …

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Thinner by design ProTherm Quantum PLUS+

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View the Radmat entry on BPindex Visit the Radmat website Environmental issues influence the construction industry at every stage of the building process. Government legislation and the Building Regulations have become more stringent with every update, requiring more sustainable approaches, and driving the industry to design, construct and deliver more energy-efficient buildings. Building balconies and terraces over heated space is …

The Greenprint, Bounce Back Move Forwards

Supporting the Greenprint, a vision for a fairer, more sustainable UK.

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View the Radmat entry on BPindex Visit the Radmat website Mark Harris, Head of Technical at Radmat Building Products and Chair of the Green Roof Organisation outlines the companies’ support for Hubbub’s Greenprint and the drive to ensure no roof is unused. Radmat Building Products have joined forces with The Green Roof Organisation (GRO) and National Federation of Roofing Contractors …

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What does BS 8579 tell us about the fire performance requirements of balconies and terraces?

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View the Radmat entry on BPindex Visit the Radmat website The 31st August 2020 was an important day for the external envelope industry.  It was the day that BS 8579:2020 Balconies and Terraces was published.  Why is this document so important you may ask?  Put simply, even though it is only guidance it is being looked at as THE document …

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Fire Regulation Compliance for Roofs

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View the Radmat entry on BPindex Visit the Radmat website Following the Grenfell Tragedy in June 2017, and the subsequent investigations, the Governments of England and Scotland made significant changes to their respective Regulations related to fire performance.   Approved Document B Volumes 1 and 2 in England, and Technical Handbook Annex 2.C and 2.F in Scotland, introduced a new category …

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Impact of the Fire Regulation Changes on Roofing Systems

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View the Radmat entry on BPindex Visit the Radmat website On 21stDecember 2018 the Government of England and Wales brought into force revisions to the Building Regulations aimed at preventing a repeat of the Grenfell Tragedy.  Unfortunately, the nature of the release of the Amendments, and the requirement for reader to insert information into the existing Building Regulation’s has led …

Forging the way ahead for Blue Roofs

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View the Radmat entry on BPindex Visit the Radmat website The management of rainfall within the built environment is an important task for the construction industry, with correct and sympathetic source control and attenuation being key to Sustainable Urban Drainage System (SuDS) design. SuDS demands that water falling across a development site is not simply channelled into storm water drains …

LOWER YOUR EXPECTATIONS

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View the Radmat entry on BPi Visit the Radmat website Environmental issues influence the construction industry at every stage of the building process. Government legislation and the Building Regulations have become more stringent with every update, requiring more sustainable approaches, and driving the industry to design, construct and deliver more energy-efficient buildings. Building balconies and terraces over heated space is …

Lose height, gain value

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View the Radmat entry on BPi Visit the Radmat website Environmental issues influence the construction industry at every stage of the building process. Government legislation and the Building Regulations have become more stringent with every update, requiring more sustainable approaches, and driving the industry to design, construct and deliver more energy-efficient buildings. Building balconies and terraces over heated space is …