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[25 Mar 2011 | No Comment | ]

BES 6001 was developed by the BRE to enable construction product manufacturers to demonstrate a commitment to sustainability, and specifically the responsible sourcing of constituent materials and their manufacture into construction products. The standard describes a framework for the organisational governance, supply chain management and environmental and social aspects that must be addressed in order […]

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[1 Feb 2011 | No Comment | ]

We have seen a noticeable increase in the pattern of snow falling across the UK during the last two winters with snowfalls typical of those across northern Europe being experienced in the UK. Deep snow, accumulating on the roofs of buildings during these periods, caused many buildings to collapse because the resulting imposed load on […]

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[11 Jan 2011 | No Comment | ]

There are many different pre-finished steel products available for the manufacture of roof cladding and wall cladding systems and all with what appear to be similar guarantees. Distinguishing which are genuine guarantees based on technical fact and which are being given because of commercial necessity can often be difficult. How are guarantee periods determined for […]

Case Study, Colorcoat Connection, News »

[23 Nov 2010 | No Comment | ]

Architects Thorpe Wheatley have specified CA Group’s built-up roof and wall cladding systems; River-Therm® for the roof using Colorcoat HPS200 Ultra® in Goosewing Grey and Twin-Therm® using Colorcoat Prisma® in Pegasus for the wall. In this case rather than a traditional liner sheet for the roof and wall the architect has specified…

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[22 Nov 2010 | No Comment | ]

Why waste time looking for products that meet the requirement of your energy from waste specification when Colorcoat HPS200 Ultra® ticks all the boxes; Shell Green Waste pioneering processing plant is the latest example to prove it…

Colorcoat Connection, News, Technical »

[9 Nov 2010 | No Comment | ]

Approved Document L of the Building Regulations, for the conservation of fuel and power, has recently undergone a major revision, which came into force on the 1st October 2010. The overall impact of the changes will be a 25% reduction in the CO2 emissions…

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[20 Sep 2010 | No Comment | ]

Easy to construct, strong, low cost and low maintenance, pre-finished steel is an ideal material for agricultural building envelopes. Manufactured off-site, into long length cladding systems that can span from ridge to eaves in one sheet, it is quick and easy to install, and is flexible in design to allow for extensions…

Colorcoat Connection, News, Sustainability »

[11 Feb 2010 | No Comment | ]

The sustainable attributes of pre-finished steel roof and wall cladding systems can contribute to achieving a higher overall BREEAM score and maximise the credits assessed under the energy, materials and waste categories. How are different cladding materials assessed within BREEAM?…

Colorcoat Connection, Refurbishment, Sustainability »

[29 Jul 2009 | No Comment | ]

There are many reasons to consider the refurbishment of an existing building. The need to refurbish will depend upon the condition of the building and its application. Quite often with industrial and warehouse premises the refurbishment is undertaken out of necessity e.g. for a leaking roof!

Colorcoat Connection, Legislation & Regulations, News »

[29 Jun 2009 | No Comment | ]

What impact does the ordered gauge have on the structural performance of profiled pre-finished steel cladding? The structural performance of a pre-finished steel profiled sheet is dependant upon 3 factors: 1.shape/geometry of the profile 2.gauge of the steel substrate 3.mechanical properties of the steel grade used. Gauges and tolerances EN10143:2006 specifies the maximum and minimum […]