Yearly Archives: 2017


Concrete Carbonation

By | October 4th, 2017|Uncategorized|

By Kate Allen (Malone Associates Ltd)  Blown concrete caused by carbonation We've completed a number of projects lately to non-traditional properties and high rise blocks where we've had to consider the effects that concrete carbonation has had on the structure. This has included quantifying the number of defects to allow us to go [...]

Grenfell Tower Cladding & The Risks in Getting it Wrong

By | June 23rd, 2017|Design, High Rise Fire Safety|

Grenfell Tower Disaster Highlights the Need for Careful Selection of External  Cladding Products   Grenfell Tower Fire I  thought carefully about reprinting the article I wrote for the Construction Research and Innovation Journal in 2013 and you'll understand that as an ex-firefighter of ten years, I have a special interest in fire protection [...]

New Blog: Roof verge failure explained

By | March 5th, 2017|Roofing|

A Quote for £3.5k on Potential Roof Repairs Triggers a Roof Verge Failure Inspection   Roof verge failure We were recently called to a property in Stoke on Trent after a client was quoted £3.5k for substantial roof repairs. This is quite a chunk of money considering that the roof was on a [...]

We’ve moved to Kegworth.

By | January 3rd, 2017|General News|

Office Move to Kegworth We've had a busy two months looking for a new office and relocating after our last lease expired. We are are now settled in the pretty little market town of Kegworth and settled on that location as it is two minutes from the M1 and is a perfect central hub for serving [...]