Are you meeting fire safety building regulations?

Are you meeting fire safety building regulations?

Installation of suitable fire stopping products is essential to minimise the spread of fire and smoke throughout a building. It is vital to follow building regulations to ensure new buildings are safe.

Fire barriers are a mandatory fire protection product to install. They are used to create sections in the building to contain fire – this means that when a fire breaks out, it can be contained in one section for a significant amount of time. This prevents it spreading to other areas of the property or neighbouring buildings. Containing a fire within one section provides more time for anyone in the building to safely escape and also to cause the least damage to the property and its contents.

Correct installation of fire barriers is crucial to ensure sections are completely sealed. Any gaps or misplacement will greatly hinder the product performance and put lives at risk. Fire barriers are particularly important for timber-frame buildings to ensure the combustible frame is protected from fire.

Grayson stock a range of fire protection products to suit your building requirements. Products include cavity stop socks, mastics, cavity closers and fire stop strips all available on next day delivery throughout the UK & Ireland. Contact our sales team on 08448 50 40 50 for more information or to get a free quotation.

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Fully Funded Brickwork Masterclasses Now Available

Fully Funded Brickwork Masterclasses Now Available

CITB, NHBC and the the Association of Brickwork Contractors (ABC) have launched brickwork masterclasses as part of their ongoing commitment to improve standards a quality on new build projects.

As a member of the ABC, Grayson are proud to support this training available to bricklayers and site managers. The sessions will provide training on the most common installation issues: cavity trays, insulation, weep holes and fire stopping. The aim of the training is to perfect the skills of your tradespeoples to improve the standards of new build construction.

The free masterclasses are available for a limited time only at various locations throughout the UK, and can also be delivered on site or another convenient location for you. Visit www.nhbc.co.uk/brickwork to book a training session or to find out more information on the scheme.

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Grayson Sponsor the Refurbishment Category at the 42nd Brick Awards

Grayson Sponsor the Refurbishment Category at the 42nd Brick Awards

Grayson were thrilled to sponsor the Refurbishment category at this year’s Brick Awards. The annual awards ceremony is now in its 42nd year and continues to recognise the best brick projects across 15 categories. Leading architects, housebuilders, developers, contractors and suppliers gathered at the Hilton Hotel, Park Lane London to celebrate.

The evening began with a champagne reception and then a 3 course meal was enjoyed by all before the awards presentation began. The ceremony was kick-started with an entertaining performance from celebrity impressionist and comedian Jon Culshaw. The Jericho foundation hosted a raffle to raise money to fund their work of seeking out and helping people who have significant barriers towards being skilled and employed.

The awards ceremony highlighted the stunning projects shortlisted in each category. Grayson presented the Refurbishment award which was won by Walthamstow Wetlands. Grayson’s General Manager Clare Spivey attended the brick awards and commented “Grayson are extremely proud to sponsor the brick awards for the 4th year running; the evening was a fantastic way to celebrate the recent phenomenal UK brickwork projects”.

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Grayson becomes a member of The Association of Brickwork Contractors (ABC)

Grayson becomes a member of The Association of Brickwork Contractors (ABC)

Grayson are honoured to become an associate member of the Association of Brickwork Contractors. The ABC continually work to improve standards within the brickwork sector, focusing on quality of work, employment, health & safety, training and education.

The associate membership demonstrates the commitment to the values and goals of the ABC and Grayson’s support to specialist brickwork contractors across the UK.

To work with a company that supports the training of skilled bricklayers call Grayson on 08448 50 40 50.

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Grayson becomes ROCKWOOL Distributor

Grayson becomes ROCKWOOL Distributor

Grayson (GB) Ltd are delighted to become an approved distributor of ROCKWOOL insulation. ROCKWOOL are the world leader in stone wool solutions, offering a full range of high performing and sustainable insulation. This new partnership enables Grayson to offer an extensive range of insulation products to suit all customer requirements. The ROCKWOOL range includes cavity wall insulation, cladding solutions, roof insulation and floor insulation; as well as fire protection and fire stopping products.

To order ROCKWOOL insulation for your next project call our friendly sales team on 08448 50 40 50.

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Grayson Present Award At 2017 Brick Awards

Grayson Present Award At 2017 Brick Awards

Grayson were proud to sponsor the annual Brick Awards on the evening of Thursday 9th November 2017 at the Hilton, Park Lane, London. 600 guests were welcomed by champagne reception before enjoying a 5* 3-course meal in preparation for the evening’s celebrations and entertainment, the heart of which was the announcement of 16 category winners of this coveted industry award.

Celebrity impressionist and comedian, Jon Culshaw ensured a suitably dynamic atmosphere and as ever, the anticipation of some most talented professionals made for an electric start to the ceremony.

Grayson General Manager Clare Spivey presented the award for Best Public Building which was won by PLF Ltd for Chester Storyhouse. “It was a fantastic evening, with much fun had by all, I was proud to present an award for a fantastic building in a city close to my heart”

Helen Gibson, Senior Account Manager at Grayson, also attended the event. “It was great to see so many innovative designs using brickwork, in so many ambitious projects, its amazing what our industry can achieve”. The night also raised over £9000 for the Jericho foundation which was the chosen charity for this years event.

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