Gutters & Slatework

Posted by on Mar 10, 2011 in Building Surveying

Gutters & Slatework

The brackets that hold up cast iron gutters, or rhones, are known as rhone hooks. In Scottish roofing practice they are fixed to the sarking boards which in turn are fixed to the rafters. In England they have to be fixed to the rafters. The rhone hooks are galvanised steel and should be fitted before the slates go on. They need to be strong enough to carry the gutters but soft enough to bend so as to align the gutters.

Developments Facing Protected Species Constraints

Posted by on Mar 10, 2011 in Building Surveying

….. and how to overcome the legal hurdles When developers find that they have “European protected species” (“EPS”, such as bats, great crested newts or otters) on or near to their development sites they know they are facing the prospect of expense and delay and potentially even refusal to proceed due to the strict legal […]