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RIDBA Statement on Cold-Rolled Steel

Cold-rolled Steel – What is Going On?

RIDBA has spoken to a number of cold rolled steel suppliers with a view to gaining further insight into the situation of material shortages and price increases.

As you will be aware, the supply of these materials is currently a massive issue for the...

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Enter the RIDBA Building Awards!

RIDBA is delighted to be holding is biennial Building Awards on Thursday 9 September 2021 at the Macdonald Manchester Hotel. After a year of event cancellations and postponements, this much anticipated event will be a great opportunity for the rural and industrial industry to come together!

The RIDBA...

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Reverse VAT introduced on 1 March

Despite efforts from across the industry over the last month, the Reverse Charge VAT has now been introduced, effective 1 March 2021. This is a new way of collecting VAT from businesses that provide construction services within the scope of the CIS (Construction Industry Scheme), in an attempt to ensure the...

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Important Changes to CE Marking in Great Britain

At 11 p.m. on New Year’s Eve 2020, the UK left its transition period with the European Union (EU) and ended its membership of the EU’s Single Market. With the completion of this Brexit milestone, the UK no longer has to comply with EU regulations, including the Construction Products Regulation (CPR), although for...

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History Lessons

My head hurts and my heart sinks.  Nothing to do with sport or politics, but a bulging email collection of data and images of new buildings where animal health is in trouble.  How do we manage to get it so wrong sometimes, when we have so much information at our fingertips?  Or is that the major problem? That...

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NSSS 7th Edition

NSSS 7th Edition

The National Structural Steelwork Specification (NSSS) has been a familiar fixture on the desks of steelwork fabricators’ engineers and workshop supervisors since its introduction in 1989.  The most recent incarnation of this bible of structural steelwork, the 7th edition, has recently been published by the BCSA with important implications for RIDBA members.  The...

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Selecting the Correct Steel Grade

Steel is a remarkably versatile construction material and has so many uses within modern agricultural and industrial buildings.  In addition to the structural frames, which are usually made from hot-rolled carbon steel, galvanized cold-formed steel is often used for the purlins, cladding rails and the roof and wall cladding, while steel bolts hold the structural elements together and reinforcing...

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