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Slate can produce unwanted surprises. This is Italian slate with a high carbonate content. It all started out the same colour.
10 January 2009 | Legislation / Standards
When houses are roofed with slate that does not achieve A1 S1 T1 test results the outcome can be plain enough to see with the roof rapidly changing colour. It has led the NHBC to say in order for it...
15 November 2008 | Legislation / Standards
From the beginning of this month (October) it became necessary to gain planning permission to impermeably pave domestic gardens of more than 5m2 if it could lead to run-off on to a public highway.The...
12 July 2008 | Legislation / Standards
The revised British Standard BS EN 12440: 2008 Natural stone - Denomination Criteria issued in February becomes a national standard this month (July). Suppliers of stone specified to the standard...
 
14 May 2008 | Legislation / Standards
Last month (April) saw the introduction of compulsory Site Waste Management Plans (SWMPs) that aim to halve the amount of waste from building sites by 2012 and eliminate it by 2020.From now on, any...
15 January 2008 | Legislation / Standards
The common practice in small firms of transferring income from one person to another, usually a spouse, to make the most of tax allowances could be brought to an end in April.In December a document...

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