Category: Fire Safety

LONDON, UK – July 6th 2019: People hold a Grenfell never again sign in memory of the genfell tower disaster

How Grenfell changed the rainscreen market

The tragic scenes at Grenfell are something that still linger painfully in the memory for many people. Since this terrible tragedy, the cladding sector has come under great scrutiny – perhaps more so than any other involved. It was the rapid pace at which the fire spread through the building which caused most questions. The fire brigade was called out at 12.54am but by just 1am flames had engulfed many floors.

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Introducing… Modulo by alsecco

At alsecco, we specialise in the development, design, and manufacture of products that help you to create iconic facades and beautiful interiors. Seeking to provide innovation, sustainability, and creativity in one, our collection includes systems to suit every architectural style, performance requirement, and budget. That’s why we’re proud to unveil the latest addition to our portfolio: our Modulo natural stone panels. Crafted to create elegant...

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The importance of collaboration: How a good Specification Manager can add value to your project

At alsecco, we have a number of highly specialised specification managers employed by us. Possessing a complete and comprehensive knowledge of our products, their purpose is to work alongside project managers and architects in order to ensure that your needs can be met and your desires made into a reality. However, these specification managers often lament the fact that they are brought in on a project when it’s nearing completion. What this means...

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A feast of finishes – Creative facades, and thinking outside of the white rendered box

  There’s a thin line between striking minimalism and an unfinished appearance. With the industry  https://www.theguardian.com/business/2019/sep/03/uk-construction-builders-brexit-uncertainty” faced with mounting challenges, companies are increasingly forced to make more out of less. This can require a creative approach to time and budgetary management, strong-arming clients and contractors alike into unattractive compromises; with aesthetics...

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Value engineering: perceived benefits vs potential pitfalls

The concept of value-engineering or “VE”, isn’t new to our industry; especially in an era where cutting costs of building projects is more important than ever before to win contracts and continue to succeed. But when it comes to applying the idea behind value engineering in the real world, those benefits aren’t quite so clear-cut. This can be seen in countless projects and works achieved with this model, including the now-famous Grenfell tower,...

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Meldorfer Brick: Spot the difference

Offering a stunning alternative to traditional clay brick, Meldorfer brick combines advanced construction technology with skilled, artisan workmanship to create beautiful bricks which are also highly functional. Whether you are considering a new project which will be constructed entirely from Meldorfer, or have an existing structure which needs to be repaired, restored or upgraded, this brick has the capacity to get the job done. When you opt...

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Bricks at 18 metres high

The need for speed: why modern construction methods are picking up pace in the UK. The UK’s construction sector is currently witnessing the need for speed. The reason? A combination of shortages in construction skills, and the current crisis in the housing sector which has necessitated that projects are finished more quickly, and in many cases use a lower budget.This has allowed more modern construction methods, including off-site construction,...

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The Grenfell impact – Will the new post-Grenfell fire regulations change the way we build?

On 14th June 2017, a fire swept through the 24-storey Grenfell Tower in North Kensington. It was started by a broken fridge-freezer within a fourth-floor flat, with the flames bursting through a window and quickly spreading upwards throughout the whole building. Within just nine minutes the fire had spread to the crown of the building, where burning debris fell and set other parts of the building on fire. The devastating blaze led to 72 people...

building regulations, cladding, fire, fire safety, Rainscreen

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A2 to B1: Know the difference and specify with confidence

The type of ventilated cladding that’s so popular in modern construction can really improve thermal insulation properties, as well as enhancing the overall appearance of buildings. However, specifying the exact requirements of external cladding for your structures can be difficult if you don’t appreciate different standards and testing regimes. Our expert advisers can offer you any support you may need, so don’t hesitate to...

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Summary of the Interim Hackitt Report on Fire Safety Issued in December 2017

The Hackitt Enquiry is an independent review of building regulations and fire safety, commissioned in July 2017 in the wake of the disaster at Grenfell Tower, London. The Hackitt Report issued in December 2017 is an Interim Report which presents the initial findings of Dame Hackitt and her team, and is particularly focused on high-rise buildings for residential use. This initial report feeds into a further report which will focus upon these findings...

combustibility, fire safety, Grenfell Tower

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Combustible Materials on High Rise Buildings

alsecco’s supply chain partner Rockwool discuss the growing concerns regarding using combustible materials on high-rise buildings. NEW POLLING DATA CONFIRMS CONSTRUCTION PROFESSIONALS OVERWHELMINGLY SUPPORT BANNING COMBUSTIBLE MATERIALS ON HIGH-RISE BUILDINGS. • 74 percent of construction industry professionals believe that using combustible materials on mid, high-rise and sensitive buildings should be banned. • Nearly two-thirds (63 percent) believe...

combustibility, fire safety, Grenfell Tower, rockwool

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