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  • CORRECT COMPACTION OF CONCRETE TO WALLS

    February 13, 2020

    In this article we are looking at the correct compaction of concrete to walls. It will be part of a series on the methodology...

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  • INTUMESCENT PAINT TO STRUCTURAL STEEL

    January 08, 2020

    In this Bitesize CPD we will be looking at defects in the application of Intumescent paint to structural steel.

    These...

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  • MANHOLES, ROCKER PIPES & BENCHING

    May 20, 2019

    In this Bitesize CPD we will be looking at manholes, rocker pipes and benching. Rocker pipes are very often missed, forgotten...

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  • CORRECT INSTALLATION OF AN MF PLASTERBOARD CEILING

    May 03, 2019

    In this Bitesize CPD we will be looking at a basic (non-acoustic) MF plasterboard ceiling installation.

    These are the...

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  • 60 MINUTE FIRE DOORS – FRAME EDGE GAP SEALANTS

    April 17, 2019

    In this Bitesize CPD we will be looking at expanding fire foam used for filling gaps between frame and substrate.

    Use...

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  • FIRE COLLARS AND WRAPS TO SOFFITS

    April 05, 2019

    In this Bitesize CPD we will be looking at the use and installation of pipe wraps and fire collars as used for firestopping to...

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  • FIRE BATT INSTALLATION

    March 21, 2019

    In this Bitesize CPD we will be looking at correctly,  installing a fire bat into a wall.

    These are routinely...

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  • DEFLECTION HEADS TO PLASTERBOARD PARTITIONS

    March 08, 2019

    In this Bitesize CPD we will be looking at basic deflection heads used to accomodate movement in soffits above plasterboard...

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  • EXPANDING FIRE FOAM TO FILL VOIDS

    February 08, 2019

    In this Bitesize CPD we will be looking at the use of expanding fire foam used to fill holes in walls or...

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  • INCORRECT INSTALLATION OF HELIBARS

    January 24, 2019

    In this Bitesize CPD we will be looking at the installation of HeliBars for structural repairs.

    Often installed by...

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  • FIRE DOORS – SITE ALTERATIONS – WHAT IS PERMISSIBLE AND WHAT IS NOT

    January 23, 2019

    In this Bitesize CPD we will be looking at permissible alterations to a manufactured fire door.

    It seems that many...

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  • WHAT IS A CLERK OF WORKS?

    January 22, 2019

    The Clerk of Works, often abbreviated to CoW, is employed by an architect, project manager or a client on a construction site....

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