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Asbestos Roof Slates – contamination of roof void

Written on August 11, 2017 at 10:40 am , by bradleymason

In the late 19th century, Ludwig Hatschek added 10% asbestos and 90% portland cement together with water into his cardboard manufacturing machine. The end product was an invention that changed the roofs of the world; …

In the late 19th century, Ludwig Hatschek added 10% asbestos and 90% portland cement together with water into his cardboard manufacturing machine. The end product was an invention that changed the roofs of the world; a durable and lightweight fire resisting fibre-cement-board.

Following this invention, it was later discovered that the product had a detrimental effect on health if inhaled.

This detrimental effect lead to an altogether ban in United Kingdom in 1999 and the presence of asbestos is now controlled under the Control of Asbestos Regulations Act 2012.

Fibre-cement-board was extensively used in construction due to the beneficial properties of the product and as property professionals, we encounter asbestos on a regular basis.

Following an instruction to undertake an Asbestos Management Survey of a Social Club, we found the roof slates tested positive for Chrysotile asbestos.

Whilst the slates, in good condition are not a licenced product, in bad condition they can present a health hazard. A number of samples of the dust and debris within the roof void beneath the slates came back as positive for containing asbestos.

If you suspect you have asbestos roof slates, you should not allow anyone to enter the roof space unless they are aware of the potential contamination of the void and are wearing personal protective equipment.

Should you require our services, please get in touch and we can send one of our qualified Asbestos Surveyors to take samples to confirm any presence of asbestos throughout your building.

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Aluminium Composite Panels – Cladding

Written on July 13, 2017 at 4:10 pm , by bradleymason

Aluminium Composite Material is a flat panel that consists of two thin aluminium sheets, which are bonded to a non-aluminium core.

When correctly specified; professionally installed and officially certified to perform to code and to …

Aluminium Composite Material is a flat panel that consists of two thin aluminium sheets, which are bonded to a non-aluminium core.

When correctly specified; professionally installed and officially certified to perform to code and to regulations, ACM’s are a building material that are lightweight and often used to improve the aesthetic appeal of a building along with improving weather resistance.

Aluminium composite panels are often manufactured with various types of cores that should be strictly reviewed and assessed as to their suitability. A key criteria is the height of a structure and the fire resisting capability

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Disabled Parking Bay

Written on July 11, 2017 at 6:34 pm , by bradleymason

This is an excellent illustration as to why the most recent Part M disabled parking Bay includes a rear hatched area. This is to accommodate vehicles such as this one where the users come in

This is an excellent illustration as to why the most recent Part M disabled parking Bay includes a rear hatched area. This is to accommodate vehicles such as this one where the users come in and out through the rear.  This vehicles has a platform but some may have ramps. 

 

In this case both the driver and passenger were using scooters.

 

Bradley Mason can provide up to date advice on making your carpark accessible.

 

 

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New Accreditations

Written on June 8, 2017 at 2:52 pm , by bradleymason

Bradley-Mason LLP are proud to announce that we have achieved the Constructionline and Acclaim accreditation. Constructionline is a Government-run scheme, which collects, assesses and monitors standard company information. It is the largest pre-qualification database in …

Bradley-Mason LLP are proud to announce that we have achieved the Constructionline and Acclaim accreditation. Constructionline is a Government-run scheme, which collects, assesses and monitors standard company information. It is the largest pre-qualification database in the UK and the UK’s leading procurement and supply chain management service. It is used by larger companies/contractors to pre-qualify businesses and their ability to carry out a project.

Acclaim Accreditation is the “Safety Schemes In Procurement” membership scheme provided by Capita which promotes a common standard of Health & Safety.

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Introduction to Procurement

Written on May 18, 2017 at 3:27 pm , by bradleymason

There are three main procurement methods that are commonly used in the construction industry within the United Kingdom; Traditional, Design and build and Management. The needs and objectives of the Client are important to consider

There are three main procurement methods that are commonly used in the construction industry within the United Kingdom; Traditional, Design and build and Management. The needs and objectives of the Client are important to consider when selecting the method of procurement and being clear of what these are will help to choose the most appropriate procurement option. Introduction to Procurement

 

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Jake Hopper – Update April 2017

Written on April 26, 2017 at 12:29 pm , by bradleymason

Races

After a tough time at Donnington Park back in March with Thundersport GB Jake and the team headed to Darley Moor for the first round of racing there. Jake had a great day on …

Races

After a tough time at Donnington Park back in March with Thundersport GB Jake and the team headed to Darley Moor for the first round of racing there. Jake had a great day on the Saturday which started out wet, something that puts many riders on the back foot. Not Jake though! He was putting in faster and faster times as the day went on. The sun finally made an appearance on the Sunday and Jake was feeling very positive. He qualified 7th on the grid which due to the split of different classes was a great result.

After a poor start Jake made it back up into the top 10 and 1st in his group, sadly though, he was then black flagged. This meant he was called off the race track, this flag can be given for all sorts of things but in this case it was because of an oil leak and his bike was deemed dnagerous to other riders. This happened just 2 laps from the end so it was quite a blow; Jake was on track for his first win on his 125 bike.

Next!

After a lot of work on the bike it is back up and running and ready for the next round where Jake is aiming for the win his missed this time around!

As always we wish him the best of luck and are very proud to be sponsoring this talented young man.

 

 

 

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Riding High in the under 11’s League Table

Written on March 28, 2017 at 1:14 pm , by bradleymason

The Stamford Bridge under 11’s girls have been having some great wins this year in the York FA Girls Under 11’s Cup. We are riding high in the league table having only lost one, drawn …

The Stamford Bridge under 11’s girls have been having some great wins this year in the York FA Girls Under 11’s Cup. We are riding high in the league table having only lost one, drawn 2 and won the rest. There are two games left in this season and then a couple of all day tournaments for the summer ready for next season. Maddie (who is a striker) scored a hatrick on Saturday against Brayton with a 4 – 2 win and scored 2 goals the previous Saturday which saw us a 2 – 1 win to York RI. Fantastic job girls!!

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Comic Relief Walk

Written on March 23, 2017 at 8:04 pm , by bradleymason

Well done to all who completed the 22 mile walk along the Thames Path in aid of comic relief, which included Julian just peaking out the back. Think the last 2 miles were probably the …

Well done to all who completed the 22 mile walk along the Thames Path in aid of comic relief, which included Julian just peaking out the back. Think the last 2 miles were probably the hardest – here is a reminder of how everyone felt at the beginning !! Great effort for a worthy cause.

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Double win for Naana at Indoor Athletics Championships

Written on March 21, 2017 at 5:02 pm , by bradleymason

Naana Adusei showed stunning form at the British Masters Athletics Indoor Championships at Lee Valley in London last weekend, with Bronze in the 80 meters and Silver in the 200 meters. And all this with …

Naana Adusei showed stunning form at the British Masters Athletics Indoor Championships at Lee Valley in London last weekend, with Bronze in the 80 meters and Silver in the 200 meters. And all this with a hamstring injury received prior to the race. She is now in training for the National Outdoor Masters Championships in June before heading for Denmark in July for the European Championships. Fantastic achievement Naana!!

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Minimum Energy Efficiency Standard regulations

Written on March 15, 2017 at 11:03 am , by bradleymason

Originating from the Energy Act 2011, the Minimum Energy Efficiency Standard regulations come into force from 1 April 2018 for all new lease and lease renewals and from 1 April 2023 for all existing leases.  …

Originating from the Energy Act 2011, the Minimum Energy Efficiency Standard regulations come into force from 1 April 2018 for all new lease and lease renewals and from 1 April 2023 for all existing leases.  The new standards will make it unlawful to rent a property that does not have a EPC rating of ‘A’ through to ‘E’.

Landlords will have to implement energy efficiency improvements, unless their building is classed as being exempt on the PRS Exemptions Register, which goes live in April 2017.  Financial penalties up to a maximum of £150,000 could be enforced on Landlords who do not comply with the new standards.

The MEES regulations will impact dilapidations matters, mid-term and at lease end.  Landlords will have to enter buildings mid-term to undertake works, which will cause access issues and the Jervis V Harris clause will not carry the same power it does for disrepair works.  The argument of supersession will be strengthened at lease end as wholesale replacement of obsolete building elements and plant will need to be undertaken by the Landlord.

Whilst the MEES regulations does not fundamentally change standard dilapidations procedures, energy enhancement works both mid-term and at term end will surely increase in prevalence and the impact of such improvements must be considered.

Please click here for more information on MEES Regulations.

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