Category Archives: Insights

BS 8579 2020 – Balcony & Terrace Design Checklist

BS 8579:2020 lays down the various design requirements for balconies and terraces to ensure that...

Key takeaways from BS 8579:2020

Here are some of the key takeaways from BS 8579:2020. Definitions of terminology In BS...

Decoding Sadiq Khan’s 5 Key Steps to Fixing the EWS Crisis

Since the Grenfell Tower fire, the government has been continuously trying to bring about reforms...

Why Are Refurb Projects Slipping?

The recent changes in the fire safety regulations for external walls have led to a...

The State of Remediation of Unsafe Cladding Systems

The introduction of new fire safety regulations on December 21, 2018, for external wall systems...

How can construction firms better prepare for a potential second wave of COVID-19

Countries across Europe are experiencing a second wave of COVID-19. With cases going up, there...

Social Landlords Responsibilities for Fire Safety in Residential Premises – Q&A

The government recently introduced a new Building Safety Regulator as a part of the wider...

The State of Cladding on Buildings

The devastating Grenfell Tower Fire in 2017 sparked off a series of new fire safety...

What to Look Out for When Specifying Fire Rated Balcony Decking

If you’re specifying fire rated balcony decking, all components of the decking used must be...

How to Choose a Decking Installer for New and Refurb Project

Choosing the right decking installer for your development can save both time and money. If your...

EWS: The Challenges

MyDek has been closely following and providing insights on the EWS (External Wall System) form...