ABC+ Tackles rural Scotland
Structural warranty provider, ABC+ Warranty has reported another high level of activity in the construction industry from new build to conversion works. The Structural warranty provider is constantly looking at ways to maintain its award-winning services through the whole of the United Kingdom, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. We already provide the fastest quotation service in the UK so this will bring more benefits to ABC+ customers and staff.
Life Construction is an up and coming team of specialist builders, who are bringing a new concept into the construction world, supported and surveyed by ABC+ Warranty, Principal, Building Surveyor Jason Burns RICS.
Building from the ground up in rural Scotland, Life Construction is tackling a new build for the first time and are looking to progress in the construction market. Constructing a new build using off-site sustainably manufactured timber frame building creates many benefits for timber frame buildings: Cost-effective, labour saving, quick turn around. Such timber frame buildings are also highly versatile as they can be clad in almost any building material. Cladding in general should comply with the latest fire regulation requirements found here
STA sets out guidance for the professionals involved in monitoring timber frame constructions, also using the Building Regulations limiting risk.
Designers will have to specify materials that:
– Reduce the potential for fire ignition
– Limit the spread of fire
– Stop the passage of hot gases and smoke
Structural Engineers will influence the material choice to provide ‘passive protection’
ABC Chartered Building Surveyors perform a desktop assessment, ensuring approved materials carry CE markings. Within the CE marking process, there is a requirement to declare the reaction to fire for timber products. The required level of fire performance for structures is typically given in terms of a reaction to fire classification and a fire-resistance rating, as given in the Building Regulations. In timber frame buildings, fire resistance is typically achieved by providing fire-resistant linings to compartment floors and walls. The spread of fire through concealed cavities is restricted using cavity barriers; typically positioned in the external cavity walls between the timber frame structure and the cladding materials. A cavity barrier is a material filling a gap that provides 30 minutes resistance to fire, as proven by fire tests or assessments.
Furnace tests are used to determine the duration of time that a structural assembly retains its stability, insulation and integrity. Structural timber buildings are designed to be robust against fire. The use of timber in the building’s structure has design principles that are tried and tested in the construction industry and have demonstrated that timber structures can comply with fire regulations…
Life Construction’s Timber frame Specification:
ABC+ Warranty Property Insurance
ABC+ Warranty offers the most cost-effective mortgage lender approved 10 Year Structural Warranty certification in the UK. For Life Construction and our many other satisfied clients, we offer high-quality customer service and support from start to finish on your Build project. ABC+ is lean and resilient, with forward-thinking investments in both staff and technologies, ensuring customers receive value for money during these uncertain times. As part of the warranty cover, our Principal Surveyor Jason has completed a full plan check and to date, carried out regular Zoom inspections in addition to physical site inspections at key stages of the Build process for this type of new build project.
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