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Archive for Month: January 2019

Bitesized CPD – Incorrect installation of HeliBars

Installation of HeliBars. Chase not cut to correct depth.   On one of our recent projects the specification called for the fitting of HeliBars. This was required due to cracking of brickwork above door and window frames. If installed correctly HeliBars are a versatile and cost effective structural repair system […]

Bitesized CPD – Fire Doors – site alterations – what is permissible and what is not.

“What alterations can be made to a fire door?” The photograph above shows a fire door for a riser that was delivered to site too large to fit into the frame. The installer decided to cut it down at the top, removing the hardwood lipping, intumescent strips and label. This […]

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What is a Clerk of Works?

What is a Clerk of Works? The Clerk of Works, often abbreviated to CoW, is employed by an architect, project manager or a client on a construction site. The role is primarily to represent the interests of the client in regard to checking that the quality of both materials and […]