Asbestos Containing Materials

Asbestos Containing Materials

Asbestos was widely used in the construction industry from the 1930s to the 1980s due to its fire-resistant properties, durability, and low cost. However, the use of asbestos in building materials was later discovered to have serious health risks, including lung cancer and mesothelioma. As a result, asbestos has been heavily regulated and restricted since the 1980s. Here are some common building materials from the 1930s to the 1980s that contain asbestos:

RAAC CONCRETE CONSTRUCTION ISSUES

RAAC CONCRETE CONSTRUCTION ISSUES

Concrete framed buildings, popular across various eras and especially in the mid-to-late 20th century, have provided us with enduring structures. From the use of Reinforced Autoclaved Aerated Concrete (RAAC) to different concrete types influenced by specific periods, the world of concrete buildings is diverse. However, like all construction methods, there can be potential issues. At Flettons, we’ve compiled a list of common problems you might encounter in concrete framed structures:

WHAT’S THE POINT IN GETTING A BUILDING SURVEY?

WHAT’S THE POINT IN GETTING A BUILDING SURVEY?

Buying a property is an exciting and significant investment. However, it can also be a complex and potentially risky process, especially if you are not familiar with the ins and outs of the property market. One essential step in the property buying process is to hire a building surveyor. In this article, we will discuss why you need a building surveyor when buying a property.

INVASIVE PLANT SPECIES

INVASIVE PLANT SPECIES

From the stunning White Cliffs of Dover to the rugged peaks of the Scottish Highlands, the United Kingdom is a land blessed with an incredible diversity of flora. However, amidst this splendid diversity, a sinister problem looms large – invasive plant species. These plant invaders, with their aggressive growth and reproduction, pose a significant threat to the native ecosystems. Today, we’ll delve into three of the most notorious culprits: Japanese knotweed, giant hogweed, and horsetail.