Construction Newsletter

We hope you are staying safe and well during this difficult time. Welcome to our latest construction newsletter, we wanted to share our resources and let you know what we’ve been up to… 

Extended Hygrothermal Performance Testing Capabilities


As a result of demand, we’ve extended our hygrothermal performance testing capabilities with the installation of a fifth hygrothermal chamber; this takes our capacity from 8 walls to 10. The existing four chambers have also been upgraded to carry out wet/freeze cycles in accordance with BS EN 16383. We can provide External Thermal Insulation Composite Systems (ETICS) testing for the complete performance requirements of ETAG 004, ETAG 017, ETAG 034, EAD 090062-00-0404, EAD 040287-00-0404, CWCT Standards, M.O.A.T. 22 and customized programmes. 

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Lucideon Construction Resources


On our website, we host a wide range of construction resources: case studies, past webinars, white papers, test specifications and published articles. The resources cover various topics, from materials and products to buildings and infrastructure. 

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NHBC and the Use of Magnesium Oxide (MgO) Building Boards


As of 30 April 2020, the NHBC are no longer permitting the use of MgO building boards on buildings where the foundations are begun on or after this date. Therefore, alternative boards such as cement, cement fibre and calcium silicate boards should be specified. We are able to test alternative boards to both EN 12467 and customized programs, to assess their mechanical, structural and environment properties.

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Judging Panel for Structural Timber Awards


For the second year in a row, we’re pleased to be part of the judging panel for the Structural Timber Awards 2020. The Awards are taking place on 07 October 2020 at the NEC in Birmingham.

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Understanding the Composition and Behaviour of Cladding Materials


We offer a range of analytical techniques to assist building owners, facilities managers, insurers and fire consultants to better understand the composition, flammability potential and toxicity of cladding systems. Lucideon’s experts can carry out in-situ sampling or sampling from off-cut panels. Our onsite sampling and laboratory services are available throughout the UK and internationally.

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Coming Soon… Reviews of the New EADs for Cladding Systems


To help provide clarity around the recently released European Assessment Document (EADs) for cladding systems, we’ll shortly be publishing testing and certification reviews of the new assessments. We’ll be in touch soon to share the reviews!

Offsite Construction Awards


Taking place on the 22 September at Offsite Expo, the Offsite Construction Awards reward outstanding examples of prefabrication and factory-based methods, products and systems. Yet again, we’re delighted to be sponsoring the ‘Pioneer of the Year’ award – it always proves to be an exciting evening!

Submit your entry

Kind regards


Joanne Booth, Business Manager - Construction

UK: +44 (0)1782 764428
US: 919-504-4900



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Lucideon Limited, Queens Road, Penkhull, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire, ST4 7LQ, UK is a company registered in England with company number 1960455 and VAT number GB 729 8522 00.

Lucideon Group Limited, Queens Road, Penkhull, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire, ST4 7LQ, UK is a company registered in England with company number 08877014 and VAT number GB 729 8522 00.