Disruption To UK Steel Supplies

The UK is currently experiencing severe disruption to domestic and international steel supplies. Read more…

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Non combustible Cladding - Greenwich

Non-Combustible Cladding

NON-COMBUSTIBLE CLADDING Cladding is a valuable element of the construction or renovation process and can provide insulation, add structural integrity, protect from high winds, reduce water absorption and making a building more resistant to cracks.  However, for both high-risk and high-rise buildings the emergence of a fire can be devastating.  What is non-combustible cladding? The…

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Rainscreen Cladding - Ash and Lacy Portsmouth

Rainscreen Cladding

Rainscreen cladding for the UK climate Rainscreen cladding in simple terms is intended to be weather resistant, providing the building with protection from water damage through the external wall caused by weather. Of particular importance in the UK climate, these systems are designed to allow adequate water drainage from rain and reduce the risk of…

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A2 Rated Cladding - Ash and Lacy

A2 Rated Cladding

A2 Rated Cladding – Why it’s still certified non-combustible?   How does the combustible ban view A2 rated cladding? In simple terms, the recent changes to government guidance have banned the use of combustible materials in external cladding used in the construction of high-rise residential buildings. This detail is noted in Section I of the…

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A1 Powder Coatings – what it actually means for Specifiers

A1 Powder Coatings – what it actually means for Specifiers

What are the Recognised Industry and Certification Standards? In the UK market, BS EN 12206 is the British Standard for architectural powder coating. This defines the minimum coating weight to be applied to a substrate’s “significant surface”. According to this standard, the average for the significant surface when measured in accordance with BS EN 12206…

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Disruption To UK Steel Supplies

Message to all Ash & Lacy customers: Please be aware that the UK is currently experiencing severe disruption to domestic and international steel supplies and this is having a significant impact throughout the construction industry, amongst numerous others. Whilst Ash & Lacy have strong supply chain partners and generally hold high levels of steel stock,…

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Ash & Lacy’s CEO Dr Jonathan Evans Wins Prestigious Facade Industry Award

Dr Jonathan Evans, Ash and Lacy’s CEO, has won the prestigious ‘Outstanding Contribution of the Year’ category at the Facade Awards 2020, organised by RCi Magazine. The awards that took place on 11th February 2021 aim to raise awareness of the critical role façades play in modern architecture, reward excellence in façade design and promote…

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Aluminium Fabrication Roof Ash and Lacy

Aluminium Fabrication

At Ash & Lacy we offer aluminium fabrication services to our customers, ensuring that you get the perfect product for your needs.  We focus on competitive pricing, rapid delivery, and excellent finishing for our flashings and fabrications to suit roofing and cladding. Architectural fabrications can have a significant impact on the overall presentation and performance…

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Roofing Fixings Sheet - Ash and Lacy

Roofing Fixings

Roofing fixings system – Why is choosing the right one is so important? Visual appeal may be of considerable importance when a roof covering is being specified, for the obvious reason that it’s the most visible part of the construction. However, it’s important not to forget that any type of roofing system, whether it be…

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Modular Cladding Lewisham - Ash Lacy

Modular Cladding

The importance of Modular Cladding in the future of construction With the explosion of new buildings going up in the last few decades, the construction industry is always looking for faster, more efficient, and cost-effective ways of creating high-rise buildings that don’t compromise on aesthetics. The traditional way of building may still be popular, but…

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A1 Rated Cladding - Bristol - Ash Lacy

A1 Rated Cladding

A1 Rated Cladding – Why It’s so important What the law says about A1 rated cladding: At specification stage, now more than ever it is critical to scrutinise the suitability of (elements and) products that are being used in new build and refurbishment projects, to ensure compliance with the latest UK government regulations and building…

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