What Are The Pros & Cons Of Prefabricated Construction?

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Prefabricated construction is quickly becoming more popular and less of a niche product. It focuses on minimising the risk to self-builders by allowing the structure of the house to be built off-site under controlled conditions. By removing a lot of the outside influences and allowing the construction to happen in the warm and dry the…
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The Different Types & Uses Of Construction Sealants

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In modern construction and renovation, there are numerous different types of construction sealants and each possesses its own specific strengths and weaknesses. With the increasingly widespread use of different styles of cladding on modern buildings, construction sealants are used to provide air and weather seals while still accommodating building movement through thermal expansion, settlement, or…
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The 4 Best Places For Expat Families To Rent In Bahrain

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Moving to Bahrain with a young family is a position a lot of foreign professionals finding themselves in. Around half of Bahrain’s population are expats, owing in part to the huge influx of foreign nationals who work in the financial institutions that the country is famous for. The high quantity of foreign workers who have…
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What’s The Difference Between Plain Concrete & Reinforced Concrete?

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Concrete is the most widely used material worldwide for construction and has been for centuries. As society has progressed, so too have the building materials we use and that has led to quite a bit of variety in term of the types of concrete we now have available. The most common two are plain concrete…
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Interlock Paving Vs. Stamped Concrete: The Pros & Cons

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The Al Manaratain sales team are often asked which style of the driveway we recommend out of interlock pavers or stamped concrete and it’s always a difficult question to answer. Both options have a long list of pros and cons as well as areas that they excel over the other. Depending on the project you…
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Al Manaratain Celebrate Bahrain National Day 2019 With A Special Offer

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To celebrate Bahrain National Day 2019 and the opening of the new Al Manaratain block factory in Hidd, we are offering discounted rates on several concrete block products Based in the Salman industrial area on Moharaqu island, our new Block Factory will allow us to reach more of our customers more directly and efficiently, cutting…
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What Is Cladding In Construction?

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When it comes to cladding in construction, the numbers of uses are only outweighed by the numerous types of cladding available. The most widespread use of cladding is an extra layer of protection for the building from the elements, giving another barrier against the effects of wind and rain. It also, depending on the material,…
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The Effects Of pH & Moisture On Concrete

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Moisture and pH changes are the leading cause of damage to concrete in all its forms around the world. Owing to its porous structure moisture can seep into concrete relatively easily contributing to changes in pH level and also increasing the onset of what is known as carbonation. How pH Affects Concrete The pH scale…
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Why Do Concrete Mixer Trucks Have Spinning Drums?

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While commonly referred to as ‘cement mixers’ or ‘cement trucks’ by the general public, the trucks you see on the road with big rotating drums are actually mixing concrete of which cement is just one component. These trucks are known as ‘concrete mixers’ or ‘Ready-Mix concrete trucks’ within the industry, with concrete being a generic…
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