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Structural principles

The Building Regulations

The Building RegulationsThese are the mass of regulations that cover safety, health, welfare, convenience, energy efficiency etc. in the way buildings are constructed. Not to be confused with Planning consent (which is more to do with whether you can put up the building in the first place). See more on the regulations […]

Ziegel blocks

Ziegel hollow core clay blocks are commonly used in many EU countries and are beginning to make inroads here. While the sq.m. cost of the materials is similar to conventional walling in the UK there are several major advantages:

The speed of building is greatly increased There is very little water involved (about 5% […]