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Why are Modular Products Ideal for Refurbishment Projects?

Since the 2018 Building (Amendment) Regulations and the 2019 & 2020 government advice notes regarding combustible materials on building exteriors, a wave of refurbishment projects have entered the market. Immediate Removal is Advised Though legislation now states that newly built residential buildings with floors above 18m cannot incorporate combustible materials, it is the government advice…More

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Load-bearing requirements for balcony decking

This article outlines requirements for balcony decking load capacity. Designing a balcony, terrace or external walkway requires careful assessment of load-bearing capacity. Essentially, it’s a structural consideration that requires the calculation of known and potential loads. Types of load When designing a balcony or terrace deck, it’s useful to consider various types of load: the…More

Modularity

What is Modularity?

At Neaco, many of our products boast modularity, but what does this actually mean for you as a specifier? The word ‘modular’ is usually associated with temporary structures but, for us, modularity means that our products are manufactured as a single unit or in as many units as you require. We are able to manufacture…More

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Designing balustrade for coastal locations

Architectural design on coastal locations involves a set of conditions that makes the choice of durable external materials especially important. These environments are often prone to high winds, stormy weather, dampness and saltwater which can accelerate the deterioration of less resilient buildings. Wood is not a suitable long-term choice for balustrade in marine locations as…More

Government advice note

Implications of the Latest Government Advice Note

This article discusses the latest government advice, issued in June 2019, which has widespread implications for the assessment and management of balcony fire risk. The Grenfell disaster gave rise to new Building (Amendment) Regulations in December 2018, requiring stricter fire safety compliance for new, refurbished and converted residential buildings with a floor above 18 metres…More