Passive fire protection plays a crucial role in the safe construction and maintenance of all building types. However, when it comes to offsite construction, it is a well-known fact there are numerous fire safety challenges to be considered at the outset in order to achieve a safe, compliant installation that will protect the module and its inhabitants throughout the lifetime of the structure.
Whilst design guidance that support current Building Regulations are very much applicable to offsite construction, according to a recent technical bulletin from the Defence Infrastructure Organisation, aspects of fire safety such as compartmentation and structural fire protection present compliance challenges that are not addressed by current design guidance solutions.
The choice of building materials has a major impact on the energy efficiency, lifespan and sustainability of a construction when starting a project from scratch. By choosing durable and long-lasting materials, you can reduce the need for maintenance and repairs in the long term.
So far in this series of blog posts, we’ve shared top tips for using sealing and bonding solutions in warmer weather, and the best flooring solutions to choose for areas exposed to extreme heat. But what about products that are developed specifically to keep a building safe in the event of arguably the most dangerous source of extreme heat – fires? Here, we explore protective solutions that can help to keep your building, and those who use it, as safe as possible.
Choose the best flooring solutions for areas that will be exposed to extreme heat, such as in oven rooms of food and beverage facilities. Here we consider potential solutions to this.
Having the ideal climatic conditions for construction is a topic that is often discussed in relation to cold, wet weather, when the elements are less than idyllic for building works. But across Europe, we also have to consider how hot, humid weather can affect a construction project and it’s imperative that the products and solutions used are made to withstand such conditions.
As a building materials supplier and manufacturer, CPG Europe is committed to continuing to bring sustainable methods into our daily practices, from production and distribution of products at our manufacturing facilities, to reducing our energy usage in office buildings.
When it comes to making modules both weather and airtight, there are a number of key considerations that you must factor into your project in order to achieve optimum building performance levels.
Here Malin Lyckdal tells us more about her role and her view of CPG Europe's environmental work.
As energy bills soar across Europe, the cost-of-living crisis is being felt by homeowners and business owners alike.
For a variety of reasons, it is becoming more and more popular to renovate existing buildings than to demolish and rebuild older facilities. We look at four key factors that will ensure your next renovation project is a success.
To achieve CO2-free construction, the construction industry must become much more efficient. We explore several key factors that can help the construction industry streamline its operations in both new construction and renovation projects, ultimately reducing emissions, waste and energy consumption.