Competent Person Schemes and the benefits they bring to the public.

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Competent Person Self-Certification Schemes, which are often referred to as just Competent Person Schemes, have been present in the market for 13 years now. They were introduced by the UK Government with a view to simplify the existing certification processes and help individuals and enterprises save on time and local authority fees incurred during the … Continue reading

Guide to Approved Document P of the Building Regulations 1

Building Regulations Part P

Approved document P of the UK Government’s Building Regulations covers electrical safety of all dwellings. The document applies to electrical installations attached to the following types of building ( or parts of buildings): Houses Flats Shops and public houses with a residential dwelling above Common/communal areas in a block of flats (staircases and hallways) Shared … Continue reading

Calculating Wall Thickness During Building Part 2

Following on from Part 1 of our wall thickness sequence, this article looks at variables that can affect the stability of cavity walls. For cavity walls in coursed brickwork or blockwork: What is a cavity wall? A cavity wall is where the wall is composed of two ‘leafs’; an external and an internal wall separating a cavity. The cavity … Continue reading