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What is a U-value? Heat loss, thermal mass and online calculators explained

Although the main focus of environmental performance of buildings is now on carbon usage, there is still a need to consider thermal performance of the building fabric as a contributing factor. Thermal performance is measured in terms of heat loss, and is commonly expressed in the construction industry as a U-value or R-value. U-value calculations…
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Guide to Building Regulations

Guide to Building Regulations The Building Regulations are a set of minimum standards to which your project must adhere. Find out what’s involved in meeting the requirements However beautifully designed your home, and however easily it got planning permission, you still have to ensure it’s built to the correct standards, laid out in the Building…
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How to Convert a Loft

Before you begin on your loft conversion plans, it’s worth finding out exactly what it will involve and how it will affect the design of your home. This step-by-step attic conversion guide reveals the 10 key things you need to consider when weighing up whether a loft conversion is the right way to add more…
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Bluebeam Revu

Chances are if you work in construction, you have probably heard of Bluebeam® Revu®. Although it is now a construction industry standard, there are plenty of people who just don’t know what it is or what it does. Bluebeam Revu is a software application that allows users to markup, takeoff, organize, and collaborate with PDF files…
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