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5 Things to Know About Rytons Metal Air Bricks

Rytons A1® Fire-rated Air Bricks are single, double and triple size galvanised steel air bricks.  Available in three styles - Return Grille, Square Holed and FlowRyt® - each air brick provides a high air flow whilst maintaining low resistance.  Fire classification A1 they are suitable for use in the external walls of high-rise buildings with [...]
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UPDATE: Weep Hole Duct Regulations Have Changed

Make Sure You Know the Rytweep® for the Job For fire safety, components used in the external walls of buildings with a storey 18m high or more (11m in Scotland) must now be non-combustible – this includes weep hole ducts. For England and Wales, this change is applied through the 2018 updates to Building Regulation [...]
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How to ensure compliant ventilation in Scotland’s high-rise buildings

Following the tragic Grenfell Tower fire, a review of fire safety in multi-storey buildings in Scotland was undertaken by the Ministerial Working Group.  Recommendations in the review resulted in updates to the Building Standards Technical Handbooks in 2019. From October 2019, the Technical Handbooks specify external wall systems on all hospitals and care homes of [...]
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Introducing Rytons Ultra-Clear Slim Vent® Minor

Rytons is delighted to announce that the Rytons Flyscreened Slim Vent® Minor clear (SVFMINCL) and original Slim Vent® Minor clear (SVMINCL) are now a new and improved ultra-clear! Used in timber frame and traditional build, Rytons new ultra-clear Slim Vent® Minor are the only transparent perpend weep vents on the market and the latest products [...]
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Rytons Rytweep®: Plastic vs. A1 Fire-rated

Weep hole ducts are a staple requirement of any brick build, from houses to multi-storey apartment projects.  Every year millions of Rytons concealed Rytweep® are used by house builders, bricklayers and contractors nationwide, making them an industry favourite.  But with ALL plastic weeps banned from use in relevant multi-storey buildings 18m high or more (11m [...]
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Fire Safety and A1 Fire-rated Ducting Explained

Following the tragic Grenfell Tower fire, the government commissioned an independent review of the Building Regulations and fire safety.  Recommendations in the report quickly resulted in changes to regulations banning the use of combustible materials in the external walls of relevant buildings above 18m (11m in Scotland). Consequently, since December 2018, all materials or products [...]
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Beat Brexit: Customer Update

Final Customer Update 8 January 2021 Carriage Costs To be confirmed dependent on the size, weight, and the delivery address of the order. Other Shipping Charges and Requirements Republic of Ireland: Administration charge for mandatory export documents £50 nett, invoiced with goods. Northern Ireland: Completion of the Supplementary Declaration (using the HMRC Trader Support Service) [...]
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5 Tips for Improved Ventilation After Lockdown

From Saturday 4 July 2020, many businesses in England which haven’t been able to open for months can welcome customers back again.  With correct social distancing measures, PPE and cleaning operations in place, hair salons, B&Bs, hotels, holiday cottages, restaurants, pubs and cafes can once again open their doors.  At home, two households of any [...]
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Made in Britain Accreditation for Rytons

Rytons is pleased to announce that we are now an accredited member of Made in Britain, an organisation which brings British manufacturers together under one collective mark, to help buyers and specifiers easily identify products which are made in Britain. British manufacturing has a history of producing high-quality goods, and we are proud of the [...]
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Housing Secretary Outlines Plans to Reduce Multi-storey Building Threshold to 11m

NEWS: On Monday (20 January 2020), Robert Jenrick, secretary of state for housing, communities and local government, delivered his update on the Building Safety Programme. With regards to the ban on the use of flammable materials, the Housing Secretary told the House of Commons “We banned the use of combustible materials in the external walls [...]
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