• Guide to using non-fragile liners in metal roofing
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Twin-skin cladding systems are an increasingly popular choice for architects, specifiers and installers, bringing together metal profiled sheeting and insulation to create an attractive, comprehensive and self-supporting cladding system. These systems comprise a metal liner, layered with glass/mineral fibre insulation and finished with a visually-appealing coloured outer sheet. The


Earlier this year Steadmans celebrated the achievement of BES 6001 certification in recognition of our responsible material sourcing. But what is the certification, and why it is important for contractors and installers? WHAT IS BES 6001? BES 6001 was introduced by the Building Research Establishment as standard a framework, used by […]
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    How will the General Election impact the construction industry?

How will the General Election impact the construction industry?

The snap General Election called by Theresa May led to much speculation about how it will affect various industries, and the construction sector is no different. Depending on the result, and how it will tie in with issues including the UK’s impending exit from the European Union, many different aspects […]

Why continually raising standards is integral to success

Members of every industry are aware of the need to maintain high standards across the board, but in sectors such as construction, where failing to meet standards can be the difference between life and death, it is vital. Not only can a high standard of health and safety help to […]

How will Brexit impact material costs?

Many questions were raised in the wake of the EU referendum, with key figures in every industry speculating about the potential impact on their sector in the months ahead. Since June’s Brexit decision, the UK economy has defied some analysts’ predictions and remained robust, but with the government and new […]

Can warranties provide value and peace of mind?

Any transaction involves a certain amount of trust, as the buyer can never truly know how long the particular item or items will last. Of course, many products are designed to be long-lasting and to satisfy customer requirements for years or even decades, in the case of buildings. The old adage […]

The use of drones in construction

In recent years, one of the most interesting but also mysterious advances in technology has been drones, which have evolved from mainly military purposes to a variety of commercial, recreational and other uses. What was once grounded in science fiction has now become reality, as drones become more advanced yet […]

LPCB certification: Why protection always pays

Any business will be aware of the need to secure its assets, and this extends to buildings themselves, which are just as susceptible to damage as their contents. When it comes to protecting these assets, the old adage that prevention is always better than the cure rings true, and when […]

Construction opportunities created by HS2

Much has been made of the impact that HS2 will have on the UK since the government first gave the project the green light in January 2012, with everything from the effect on homeowners to the impact on businesses being debated, not to mention the opportunities for the construction […]
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    Building materials storage – know your requirements and responsibilities

Building materials storage – know your requirements and responsibilities

It is not uncommon for a building project to experience delays at some point, which can range in severity from a day to an entire project being postponed indefinitely. In these circumstances, it can create a supply chain headache, as some products have already been delivered, some are in transit, […]