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Lessons we've learned, and others taking more time

In a recent chat with a few of my staff we’d been recollecting how the waterproofing and building game was in the 80s/90s. It felt like I was pulling stories out of the vault, but it wasn't that long ago we approached it this way and in some cases still are.

What lies beneath.....

This question comes up frequently with architects, specifiers and builders asking our Technical Services about specifications for internal and external wet area applications and whether the waterproof membrane should be applied under or over the screed?

Not So Standard

During a recent chat with a few industry professionals the conversation digressed to what I describe as a mild bitching session, albeit an intelligent one, regarding building standards and how some lack critical detail or are outdated and not keeping up with the changes and trends in the industry.

Building the value in value

I often hear the catch cry 'Let's give our customers value for money', with the emphasis on the VALUE piece. What do we mean exactly by giving value and what is deemed to be of value? 

Waterproofing… where is it?

How is it we’re in 2016 and within the construction industry there are many professionals not really sure of what waterproofing is and where it should go? I realise many understand where it should go in terms of surfaces it should be applied to, e.g. roofs, basement walls, planters, wet areas, podiums etc but when I say where it should go I mean where does it fit in the scheme of the building package.

Welcome to the Timber Age

Almost everywhere I turn it appears that wood is going through a renaissance as the product of choice for construction. We are just entering what looks to be the 'Timber Age' where wood is now being considered by many architects and engineers as the choice alternative for its sustainability along with the speed (and quality) of construction it offers.