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A fire strategy for the home

June 9, 2018 News No Comments
A fire strategy for the home

Although structural engineers are on the periphery of such things, I have noticed that larger buildings increasingly attract a request for a fire strategy from Building Control. Perhaps that should be a Fire Strategy. I suspect that Grenfell Tower has a great deal to do with this, but there is no proof.   It occurs [...]

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Tragedies are not political opportunities

November 9, 2017 News 1 Comment
Tragedies are not political opportunities

I am rarely moved to post on Facebook or any other social media, but I cannot allow John Healey MP’s outrageous statement to pass without comment. Mr Healey is the Shadow Housing Minister and was being interviewed on Good Morning Britain about the proposal to retrofit sprinklers in all tower blocks following the Grenfell Tower [...]

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When is a structural survey not a structural survey?

September 25, 2016 News No Comments
When is a structural survey not a structural survey?

The process of buying a house is fraught anyway, but one of the things that sometimes pops up is the need for what others call a structural survey. The lender will send a valuation surveyor to determine whether the figures stack up for them. If they see something they don’t like – a crack, some [...]

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