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  1. What is a Wall Cavity?

    A wall cavity is the gap or space between the inner and outer layers of a wall. This cavity is usually filled with insulation materials to improve the building’s thermal efficiency and prevent moisture ingress. Wall cavities are a common feature in both residential and commercial buildings, designed to meet various construction needs. Wall cavities […]

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  2. What Wire Should I Use for Welding?

    When it comes to welding, the type of wire you choose can affect the quality and efficiency of your work. Selecting the right welding wire depends on several factors, including the type of welding process, the material being welded, and the specific application requirements. Understanding Different Types of Welding Wire MIG Welding Wire Metal Inert […]

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  3. What is the Difference Between Decking Screws and Normal Screws?

    The primary difference between decking screws and normal screws lies in their design, material, and use. Decking screws are specifically engineered for outdoor use, offering superior corrosion resistance, holding power, and aesthetic appeal compared to normal screws. In this blog, we will explore these differences in detail, providing a guide to help you select the […]

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  4. What Are Stainless Steel Compression Sleeves?

    Stainless steel compression sleeves are a crucial component in various construction and engineering projects. These sleeves, also known as ferrules, secure and join different elements of a structure, ensuring stability and safety. Their primary function is to compress and hold materials tightly together, providing a secure and durable connection. The Role of Stainless Steel Compression […]

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  5. What is Composite Decking?

    Composite decking is a long-lasting, durable alternative to traditional timber or PVC decking. Quality composite decking retains the look and feel of natural timber while maintaining its environmentally friendly quality, being FSC certified to meet the required standards. This guide explores the numerous advantages of composite decking, from its manufacturing process to its benefits and […]

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  6. What Are Tek Screws?

    Tek screws, also known as self-drilling screws, are self-tapping fasteners featuring a drill bit end. This design allows them to screw materials like wood and metal together without the need for pre-drilling. Available at BS Fixings, these versatile screws save time and effort, making them a popular choice for a variety of applications. Whether you’re […]

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  7. What are Roofing Nails?

    Roofing nails are specialised fasteners used in the installation of roofing materials. Designed to handle harsh weather and provide long-lasting strength, these nails are crucial for ensuring the durability of your roof. Let’s explore the different types of roofing nails and their specific uses. Types of Roofing Nails Copper Clout Nails Copper clout nails have […]

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  8. How do I Fill Cracks in my Wall?

    Whilst the interiors of homes across the UK are built to withstand damage and last a long time, it is almost certain that they will take small forms of wear and tear somewhere down the line. A main form of damage involves cracks within an interior wall. These can range in severity, from hairline cracks […]

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  9. What are the Best Paintbrushes to Use?

    When it comes to painting your home, it is important to be equipped with the best paintbrushes available to ensure that the paint is applied neatly and evenly and to give you a professional-looking finish. The best type of paintbrush, however, will differ depending on the surface that you are working on, whether that be […]

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