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Bitesized CPD – Manholes, rocker pipes and benching

Manholes, rocker pipes and benching In this Bitesize CPD we will be looking at manholes, rocker pipes and benching.  Rocker pipes are very often missed, forgotten or unknown by the groundworkers. Benching is often built too low or with flat tops for rats to nest. These are among the most […]

Bitesized CPD – Correct installation of an MF plasterboard ceiling.

Correct installation of an MF plasterboard ceiling.   In this Bitesize CPD we will be looking at a basic (non-acoustic) MF plasterboard ceiling installation. These are the most common defects picked up by FCM’s, Clerks of Works during their site inspections.   Grid to hanger fixings Fixings through thicker, stronger […]

Bitesized CPD – 60 minute fire doors – frame edge gap sealants

60 minute fire doors – frame edge gap sealants In this Bitesize CPD we will be looking at expanding fire foam used for filling gaps between frame and substrate. Use of expanding fire foam is rarely as specified on the fire door certificate and it’s use is commonly picked up […]

Bitesized CPD – Fire collars and wraps to soffits.

Fire collars and pipe wraps to soffits In this Bitesize CPD we will be looking at the use and installation of pipe wraps and fire collars as used for firestopping to concrete soffits. These are often used incorrectly and we will show the most common defects picked up by FCM’s, […]

Bitesized CPD – Fire batt installation

Fire batt installation to a rectangular damper. In this Bitesize CPD we will be looking at correctly,  installing a fire bat into a wall. These are routinely fitted incorrectly and are very common defects picked up by FCM’s, Clerks of Works during their site inspections.   Here is how not […]

Bitesized CPD – Deflection heads to plasterboard partitions

Deflection Heads to plasterboard partitions In this Bitesize CPD we will be looking at basic deflection heads used to accomodate movement in soffits above plasterboard partition walls. We will look at causes, effects and remedies to common defects picked up by FCM’s, Clerks of Works during their site inspections.   […]

Bitesized CPD – Expanding fire foam to fill voids.

Expanding Fire Foam to Fill Voids In this Bitesize CPD we will be looking at the use of expanding fire foam used to fill holes in walls or ceilings. Invariably incorrectly installed it is one of the more common defects picked up by FCM’s, Clerks of Works during their site […]

Bitesized CPD – Incorrect installation of HeliBars

Installation of HeliBars. In this Bitesize CPD we will be looking at the installation of HeliBars for structural repairs. Often installed by unqualified operatives  they are a waste of money. These are the most common defects picked up by FCM’s, Clerks of Works during their site inspections.   Chase not […]

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

“What alterations can be made to a fire door?” In this Bitesize CPD we will be looking at permissible alterations to a manufactured fire door. It seems that many installers are unaware of what you can do and can not and so invalidate their own installation. These defects are routinely […]

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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 […]