Poor Air Quality from MVHR
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Health Threat to Energy Efficient Homes 19 out of 20 homes built to Code for Sustainable Homes levels 3 and 4 experienced inadequate ventilation leading to poor indoor air quality. These were the results of research by Cartwright Pickard Architects and the Mackintosh Environmental Architectural Research Unit (MEARU) at Glasgow School of Art.

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Below Ground Waterproofing
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75% of Buildings Fail Due to Water Ingress With 75% of building failures attributed to water ingress, it is absolutely crucial to get below-ground waterproofing of new-builds correct. However, this takes careful design, the right choice of materials and professional workmanship with quality control on site. Alex Burman of Sika UK explains what to consider […]

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Fire Safety on Site
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Zurich’s £400m p.a. Estimate According to an article in CIOB’s Construction Manager by Paul Henson of Ramtech Electronics, fires on construction sites are far more frequent than most people realise. Zurich estimates that there are around 104,000 each year, costing around £400m. Site managers should be aware that construction sites are covered by a number […]

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Zero Carbon Hub’s Builders Book
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Easy ‘How to do it’ guide Following on from summary of CIOB’s latest CPD outlining how regulatory focus has shifted from CO2 emissions to Low Energy Buildings, this week’s Insight provides a taster of ZCH’s latest illustrated guide to help house-builders build it Right First Time.

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