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C – Site preparation and resistance to contaminants and moisture

The Approved DocumentsApproved documents (England) are detailed publications which come under the English Building Regulations. They are based on tried and tested methods of building and if you follow them you are assured of complying with the Regs. The equivalents for Scotland are the Technical Handbook, for Wales: the Approved documents (Wales), and […]

Insulation and wall thickness

See also – How much insulation?

There is a peculiar and not instantly obvious relationship between wall insulation, population density and planning regulations and it may have a bearing on the type of wall construction you choose.

With increasing levels of insulation, the total thickness of a wall becomes an issue in relation to […]

Hemp / Lime

Hempcrete is now an established building material in the UK. This is the re:centre at the University of Bradford

Hemp lime walls are a relatively new construction method to the UK although they have been around in mainland Europe for a couple of decades. Hempcrete, as it is generically known is a mixture of […]