Technical services and general construction advice

For general construction advice or information about a product’s performance and industry best practice on how to use it, our experienced technical team are on hand to answer your questions at every stage of your build.

If your project has hit a brick wall, the team’s problem-solving skills are second to none. By involving them from a project’s earliest stage, they are able to use their true value engineering know-how to help you make your architectural design concept reality while keeping budgets under control.

Technical Services - Product performance from Forterra Building Products

Product performance

Technical specifications and product declarations can be supplied for Forterra’s bricks and block products.

If you require further information, the team can provide advice and guidance on products relevant to your project, taking into consideration key performance criteria such as compressive strength, weight, water absorption, frost performance, thermal, acoustic, fire classification and air tightness.

Problem Resolution from Forterra Building Products

Problem resolution

Our extensive technical advice and support helps to avoid problems from occurring in the first place, but should you find yourself in a challenging situation, we do our best to help you to find a satisfactory resolution.

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advice on standards and best practice

Not sure of the requirements for your build? We can provide guidance on standards and Building Regulations to point you in the right direction.

If you’re targeting performance above and beyond the basic standards, then the team can advise best practice on the use of Forterra’s products to achieve the highest possible performance standards.

Façades and innovation from Forterra Building Products

Façades and innovation

Forterra offers a range of façade products with specific benefits and distinct performance characteristics.

As with any façade, the system itself cannot be considered in isolation. Through extensive knowledge of built-up walls, solidly grounded in building physics and façade theory and coupled with a unique, granular understanding of the products themselves, we can help maximise performance and overcome design challenges. In so doing, the project drivers that led to choosing a modern method of construction can be fully realised.

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Technical services - CPD from Forterra Building Products

Continuing professional development (CPD)

Keep up to date with the latest product innovations as well as learning best practice in traditional construction.

We offer architects, structural engineers and other construction professionals high-quality CPD seminars on a range of topics. While these are usually conducted at the customer’s premises or other convenient location, over recent months we have been hosting our seminars online. Where RIBA approved CPDs are not necessary, we can also create and deliver bespoke, tailored, technical presentations.

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Design related technical services for Architects from Forterra Building Products

Design-related advice for architects

It can be frustrating when an architectural concept cannot be fully realised because of material capabilities and project budgets.

Fortunately, through their knowledge and experience in the manufacturing capabilities and use of special shaped bricks, the Forterra Technical team is able to help determine how a concept can be realised. The end result is a practical design without compromising buildability or the aesthetic integrity of a project. Support can often be provided remotely; however, to gain maximum benefit on complex projects, the team are always happy to accommodate a face-to-face session.

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Case studies

Sometimes, it is reassuring to read about other success stories before embarking on your own. Here, you will find examples of residential, education, commercial and public sector construction projects in which Forterra’s innovative products, and its skilled, approachable teams and flexible services, have played a significant part.

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