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Pre-Order Your TDCA 2020 Charity Calendar

Pre-Order Your TDCA 2020 Charity Calendar

Gripsure are delighted to feature twice in the TDCA's 2020 charity calendar, available to pre order now.

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What Fire Rating Do Deck Boards Need to Achieve When Used on Balconies?

What Fire Rating Do Deck Boards Need to Achieve When Used on Balconies?

Following a recent advice note on balconies on residential buildings from the Ministry of Housing we have seen an increase in queries and enquiries from housing associations, developers, architects and contractors seeking clarification on what fire rating their deck boards need to achieve to meet the current building regulations. In this blog we explore what prompted the recent advice note, the changes made to the building regulations last year following the Hackett review and what fire rated products Gripsure offer.

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Gripsure Gets Shortlisted for Inaugural 2019 AJ Specification Award

Gripsure Gets Shortlisted for Inaugural 2019 AJ Specification Award

Gripsure were shortlisted for the first AJ Specification Awards in the Landscape category for the Rising Path project at Cambridge University Botanic Gardens.

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Do I Need Structurally Graded Timber for Deck Boards?

Do I Need Structurally Graded Timber for Deck Boards?

From time to time, we get asked to provide our deck boards structurally graded to C16 or C24. This is something we can offer our clients on request, but is this really necessary for timber deck boards? 

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