What Is U-Value In Construction & Why Is It Important?

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Constructors and engineers use many different terms to describe the properties of the structures that they create. One of the most common terms that you may have heard being discussed is “u-value”. What is u-value and why is it such an important measure in the construction industry? Let’s find out by starting with a basic…
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Al Manaratain’s Simple Guide To Building A House Sustainably

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When designing and building a house there’s certainly a lot to think about. From budgeting to finding supplies and organising the final construction process, there are many factors to take into consideration. One factor that can often be overlooked, yet is essential to consider when building a house is sustainability. By this we mean making…
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What’s The Role Of A Quantity Surveyor In Construction?

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A quantity surveyor plays a hugely important role in building projects but what exactly do they do and what’s their role within wider construction project management? Let’s find out. What Does A Surveyor Do? A quantity surveyor’s work starts before any building work begins to take place and after all building work is complete. It…
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What Is Commercial Construction?

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There are many different types of construction that exist. One of the most common types that you’re likely to have heard of is commercial construction. This involves the designing, renovating and building of commercial structures, such as offices, hotels or factories. Generally speaking, business owners will commission a contractor for a project, however in some…
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What Are Concrete Admixtures Used For In Construction?

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Whilst concrete is naturally a strong and high performing construction material, sometimes concrete admixtures will need to be used to modify or improve its properties. These are added to the cement and water immediately before or during mixing, and used to ensure that the product is high performing, safe, and catered exactly to the individual…
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5 Key Factors To Consider For Your House Renovation

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Renovating a house can have many benefits for the homeowner. Aside from improving the style, appeal and practicality of the property, a house renovation can also drastically increase its market value. The key to a successful house renovation is preparation and planning. With this in mind, before you start your next house renovation make sure…
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6 Structures We Can Make With Light Gauge Steel Construction

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Light gauge steel is a sustainable building material that improves the speed of construction, offers lower building costs, provides versatile design solutions and produces less waste. To summarise, it’s an innovative building material that’s greatly improving processes for the future of construction. Our light gauge steel frames and components are made using quality steel coils…
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How To Calculate Concrete Volume For Ready Mix Concrete

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Before starting any new construction project, it’s essential to order the correct amount of concrete required for the project at hand. Ordering the correct concrete volume is crucial for ensuring you have enough material to complete the project to the high standard required. It’s also important for ensuring that you don’t order too much concrete…
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Control Joint Vs Expansion Joint – What’s The Difference?

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Construction joints are used to ensure the safety and longevity of concrete structures. Whilst concrete is naturally strong and durable, various factors such as heat and aging, can cause concrete to crack if the necessary joints are not in place. There are many different types of construction joints that are used to build concrete structures,…
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