Question of the week

Do Building Regulations Apply On A Replacement Stair?
14 October 2013 - The overriding principle is that the new stair should be no worse than the original stair when it comes to compliance with the Building Regulations. However it would be good practice to comply with the Building Regulations wherever possible. Read more...Question of the Week*
Do I Need To Have A Qualified First-aider For The Workshop?
2 October 2013 - With inspection fees and fines becoming increasingly costly, non-compliance with Health and Safety legislation is an expensive issue for manufacturers. It's more important than ever to know and understand your obligations. Read more...Question of the Week*
Can my business benefit from the new 'Employee Shareholder' rules?
16 September 2013 - From 1 September 2013 a new employee status ‘Employee Shareholder’ came into force. James Abbott of Abbott Moore LLP, a small business tax specialist, looks at some implications. Read more...Question of the Week*
Is There A Minimum Requirement For The Area Of Glazing Required To Provide Natural Lighting Within A Dwelling?
4 September 2013 - There are alternative mechanisms or standards which rely on simple requirements for glazing to ensure adequate daylighting. Read more...Question of the Week*
A Client’s Contract Is Requesting Chain Of Custody Certificated Timber. We Buy FSC ® And PEFC Material. Is That Enough?
3 September 2013 - The basis for Chain of Custody is that you manage your supply of timber in a way that identifies certified timber from any non-certified timber. Read more...Question of the Week*
My Customer Wants A Natural Finish To Their Windows, But Should I Insist That They're Painted?
20 August 2013 - Some customers may ask for external joinery to be left unpainted so that it develops a natural appearance. However the affects of the weather and sunlight can be harmful to timber damaging the surface and leading to undue movement. Read more...Question of the Week*
How Do I Retire An Employee?
5 August 2013 - From 1 October 2011, compulsory retirement, regardless of age, has been unlawful age discrimination and potential unfair dismissal unless employers can justify their reasons as a proportionate means of achieving a legitimate aim Read more...Question of the Week*
Am I Required To Have A Music License If I Have A Radio In My Workshop?
23 July 2013 - Unfortunately, if you are playing music in a public place (and this includes workshops and reception areas) then you will be required to have both a PRS and a PPL license... Read more...Question of the Week*
How Can The Quality Of Timber Used In Joinery Products Be Determined?
23 July 2013 - Commercial grade (that is the description of timber as a raw material) are considered not to be appropriate for creating joinery specifications. BS EN 942 is used to classify by appearance the quality of timber in joinery. Read more...Question of the Week*
What Design Factors Need To Be Considered For Stair Balustrades?
11 June 2013 - When a balustrade is provided for a stair or a landing it is usual for it to perform two functions: to provide a handrail and a guarding or protection from falling. However, within the various documents providing guidance to the Building Regulations... Read more...Question of the Week*
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