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Thermal Isolation 101

8th Apr 2021

A simple guide to U-value measurement in construction   What is it? A U-value is a sum of the thermal resistances of the layers that make up a [...]

Why people are building above railway stations

1st Apr 2021

In 2020, Housing Secretary Robert Jenrick published proposals for more changes to the planning system, with the aim of encouraging more house building in city centres and above [...]

Chatter_Detect 101

30th Mar 2021

A simple guide to the Farrat Chatter_Detect system   What is Chatter_Detect? Chatter_Detect is a stand-alone PC-based post-process roll surface inspection system, used for the detection of regular [...]

The journey to achieving non-combustibility in Structural Thermal Breaks

18th Feb 2021

Fire continues to be a critical talking point within the UK construction industry, with every Grenfell revelation deepening the questioning of received wisdom on the material choice and [...]

Farrat Academy – Engineers on a mission to help homeschool with STEM

15th Feb 2021

At Farrat we have a team full of people passionate about STEM. During Lockdown 3.0 we understand that home-schooling was tough, but maybe you've got a taste for [...]

Farrat creates holistic solutions for new London residential scheme Ashley Road East

11th Feb 2021

Ashley Road East (ARE) is a new 183-unit mixed-use development located in Tottenham Hale, set to play an important role in defining the area’s regeneration with the construction [...]

A look ahead at 2021 Projects with Farrat

3rd Feb 2021

As we enter February, we are pleased that 2021 looks set to be another busy year for Farrat solving some of our industries most exciting engineering challenges. Our [...]

Senior Project Delivery Manager, Neil Wilson, completes a lap of Farrat’s London projects in aid of charity

20th Jan 2021

As part of our recent winter fundraising campaign – during which Farrat employees collectively covered over 3,000km from our office in Altrincham to reach Santa’s village in Lapland raising funds for 5 charities - Senior Project Delivery Manager, Neil Wilson, completed a jog around London to take in some of our recent projects whilst clocking [...]

Construction component specifications: What’s in a Name?

15th Jan 2021

Following the publication of Dame Judeth Hackitt’s Draft Building Safety Bill – provisionally due to be enacted in 2023 -  it is becoming increasingly clear that days are numbered for [...]

On a Mission: to acoustically engineer a world-class arts venue in the heart of bustling Manchester

7th Jan 2021

The Factory   Currently underway on the site of the old Granada Studio in Manchester, ‘The Factory’ is a £130 million world-class cultural development set to be the [...]