July 20, 2015

What’s the difference between a cartridge of adhesive & a bottle?

Many adhesives, particularly PU Adhesives, come in different forms. They are commonly seen in both a bottle & in a cartridge form. We are often asked what the difference is between a bottle of adhesive & a cartridge. The simple answer to this is that there is no difference in the end product but there might be a difference to... Read more >

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July 13, 2015

How to use Oxalic Acid

In order to use oxalic acid, there’s a simple process you’ll need to follow. We’ve detailed it below & included a video to make the process as easy as possible. Oxalic acid is the perfect chemical for removing stains from timber. It’s made from rhubarb leaves & comes in a crystal form. Oxalic acid is used for: Removal of tannin... Read more >

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What are D1, D2, D3 & D4 Adhesives?

One question we are commonly asked is what the ‘D’ stands for when it comes to adhesives. Many people online find adhesives that look similar but then they see a ‘D2′ or a ‘D4′ next to them. This can seem like jargon but it is a quick way of noting different properties of an adhesive. The D grading stands for... Read more >

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April 7, 2015

Top 10 Best Construction Fails of March

We’ve had our spies out & we’ve scoured the Internet for some of the most amazing feats of construction known to man in March. Here are the top 10: Disability Rights Legislation: Here’s the Equality Act in action M. C. Escher: Here’s how to build up some perpetual motion in your wheelchair Doorway to paradise: Here’s how to make a... Read more >

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February 28, 2015

10 of the Most Astounding Construction Fails

We keep an eye on the handywork in the construction industry with great interest. It’s important that, as building materials suppliers, we trumpet the work of our customers and help to improve the standards of the building industry. On occasion, however, things go drastically wrong. Here are 10 of the most amazing construction fails you’ll ever see: For those who... Read more >

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February 17, 2015

How to use PU Wood Adhesive

In order to use PU wood adhesive, there’s a simple process you’ll need to follow. We’ve detailed it below & included a video to make the process as easy as possible. PU adhesive can be used to bond all timbers (wet & dry) as well as concrete, polyurethane foam, expanded polystyrene, and other porous and non-porous materials. The advantages of... Read more >

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January 21, 2015

How to Use Damp Proof Cream

The aim of this will be to explain how to use damp proof cream to solve rising damp problems in the home. In this example we use Construction Chemicals Envirosafe Damp Proof Cream although other creams are available. Damp proof cream comes in different kinds of containers. There are buckets that will need to be poured into an injection cream... Read more >

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January 14, 2014

Tea Break – Don’t Try This At Home

Some people can find no better way of relaxing from a hard day’s work than by having a cigarette. Please don’t try this at home. Or on a building site. Or anywhere.  ... Read more >

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Construction Fails of 2013 – A Year in Review

It’s always good to take a few minutes to laugh at other people & to wonder how much worse things could be. No matter how bad things get, take a moment to remind your clients that at least you’re not in this video. Happy New Year from the Construction Chemicals team... Read more >

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September 14, 2013

Photography by Alice Stocker

We wanted to take the time to thank Alice Stocker for the work she has done for us in product photography.   A Midlands-based photographer, Alice studied for her degree in photography at Nottingham Trent University.   Please check out her site at:   http://www.aliceelizabethphotography.co.uk/  ... Read more >

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