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Is planning permission required for new driveways? Image
Is planning permission required for new driveways?

With the large number of home improvements happening in recent times particularly during lockdown, it is likely that some may not have complied with relevant planning regulations. If unsure it is always best to double check to make [...]

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Plumbing considerations for property managers post covid Image
Plumbing considerations for property managers post covid

The covid pandemic had a dramatic impact on the usage of office buildings in the UK and around the world. First with lockdowns and orders to work from home where possible and subsequently, with changes in working patterns which mean [...]

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How can BIM improve health and safety on construction sites? Image
How can BIM improve health and safety on construction sites?

If you’re a construction manager, then there’s a good chance you’ll have access to BIM technology on your projects, but did you know you might not be using it to its full potential.

Here, we share some ideas on [...]

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The Future of Plastic in the Construction Industry Image
The Future of Plastic in the Construction Industry

As the UK hosts the COP26 climate summit in Glasgow, the world looks on to see how climate change can be brought under control with measures implemented by the 200 countries that are attending.
Somewhere amongst the headline [...]

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Government’s Storm Overflows Task Force to improve sewage pollution in the UK Image
Government’s Storm Overflows Task Force to improve sewage pollution in the UK

In January 2021, the Storm Overflows Taskforce, a joint industry and government group made up of Defra, the Environment Agency, Ofwat, Consumer Council for Water, Blueprint for Water and Water UK agreed a new objective to prevent [...]

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Noise reduction for soil and waste systems

In this post, we look at the issue of noise in soil and waste systems including what causes it, how to use Fraunhofer IBP reports and how to reduce noise.

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Sewers for Adoption 8th Edition: Q-Bic Plus modular stormwater management system is adoptable! Image
Sewers for Adoption 8th Edition: Q-Bic Plus modular stormwater management system is adoptable!

Wavin’s Q-Bic Plus flexible stormwater management system fits perfectly with the new Sewers for Adoption 8th edition guidance which is expected to be implemented in mid 2019. This guidance, for the first time, includes standards for [...]

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What is the future of drainage? Image
What is the future of drainage?

When I’ve asked people this question, I’m generally greeted with a blank face. It is a tough one, to be fair. With environmental disasters on the rise and stormwater management being a greater priority than ever for governments [...]

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Wavin leads the way on BIM with new BSI kitemark™ Image
Wavin leads the way on BIM with new BSI kitemark™

Wavin has become the first company in its sector to achieve the new BSI Kitemark™ for Building Information Modelling (BIM) Objects.

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Raising the bar for plastic Inspection Chambers – Testing, installation and maintenance. Image
Raising the bar for plastic Inspection Chambers – Testing, installation and maintenance.

In this article, we take a closer look at the regulations around Inspection Chambers and the impacts these have on maintenance, testing and installation.

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Noise Reduction for new builds. Does compliance always equal performance? Image
Noise Reduction for new builds. Does compliance always equal performance?

How do compliance and performance compare? And what are the issues we still encounter when planning and developing new builds and reduction of noise.

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A Remedy For Falling Into The Trap Of Bathroom Pressure Fluctuations Image
A Remedy For Falling Into The Trap Of Bathroom Pressure Fluctuations

A Remedy For Falling Into The Trap Of Bathroom Pressure Fluctuations

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How to install Hep2O – Best practice for a trouble free installation Image
How to install Hep2O – Best practice for a trouble free installation

How to install Hep2O – Best practice for a trouble free installation

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