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Ian Cadell

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  • Comment on: Boris Johnson asks for feasibility study into Northern Ireland-to-Scotland bridge

    Ian Cadell's comment 13 September, 2019 1:53 pm

    Number Five -- I'm persuaded a conventional bridge would be too difficult, but not yet convinced a floating structure would not be feasible.

  • Comment on: Boris Johnson asks for feasibility study into Northern Ireland-to-Scotland bridge

    Ian Cadell's comment 11 September, 2019 12:40 pm

    You're such a spoilsport Kevan !! Didn't the French waste 12bn. or so on trains that were too wide for the stations.
    Had you kept quiet perhaps we would make an even bigger boondoggle and get one up on those Frenchies.
    I still think if such a project were to materialise it would have to be a floating, road only, structure.

  • Comment on: Major blaze at housing block in south-west London

    Ian Cadell's comment 9 September, 2019 3:21 pm

    Rain screen timber cladding is an accident waiting to happen. As also is the application of timber roof boards fixed over battens..
    The Building Regulations need scrapping and the adoption of the IBC (International Building Code) made a priority.
    Occupancy separation seems not to be on the Fire Services radar; Is this not addressed in the Building Regulations? This fire should never have spread as it did.
    The silly fashion of slapping on timber cladding and planks wherever a surface presents itself must cease. Wood is a wonderful material but, quite frankly, UK designers seem entirely unfamiliar with its characteristics and appropriate usage.

  • Comment on: Summer structure: University of Reading students construct larchwood pavilion with Invisible Studio

    Ian Cadell's comment 2 September, 2019 2:20 pm

    How on earth can this goofball project cost £7,000.00? I'm assuming the cut and grunt labour was performed by the students for free.
    Surely it would be more helpful to their future careers if they were to build something of practical value.

  • Comment on: Architects slam shipping containers to house the homeless

    Ian Cadell's comment 23 August, 2019 12:59 pm

    "The report said a one-bedroom shipping container cost approximately £35,000 to set up."
    Sum Ting Wong.

    A nice little timber framed cottage, built to current standards and with an additional 100 sq.ft. would cost less.

    The only repurposing of shipping containers should be a trip to the steel mill where they can be melted down.

    So good read a commonsense article.
    Now ! If we could have one on the demerits of CLT, that would be another great leap forward.

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