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Explore YPO's RAAC concrete solutions

We’ve almost 50 years’ experience in helping the public sector achieve the best possible value when buying products and services and we’re here to help you navigate the latest news about RAAC concrete affecting school buildings and how we can help you.

Currently, more than 150 schools in England have been identified as having a type of potentially dangerous concrete (RAAC) with many schools now closing buildings or classrooms to make them safe.

We recognise that your public buildings will cause you concern. We provide a variety of services at YPO to assist you with everything you might require.

Please don't be taken off guard by consultants billing you for these services; our professional team is available to assist you at no cost throughout the entire process.

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What is the problem with RAAC concrete?

Reinforced autoclaved aerated concrete (RAAC), a lightweight material, was mostly utilised for flat roofing but also used for floors and walls. It is less expensive, quicker to create, and simpler to install than regular concrete. However, its lifespan is just about thirty years, and it is not as robust.

When exposed to moisture, it is prone to structural breakdown. Any rebar supporting RAAC may likewise corrode, deteriorate, and weaken if that occurs. As a result, RAAC is frequently covered in another substance, like bitumen on roofing panels. However, this substance may also deteriorate.

The problems with RAAC have been known for the last 30 years but this concrete has made the news again due to new guidance that was issued in 2021 and 2022 about how to manage RAAC.

The DfE sent out a questionnaire last year asking schools to provide information about the use of RAAC in schools across the country.

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Building Envelope Services (880)

Covers inspection and survey services including asbestos surveying, working with our suppliers we will project manage the whole process, so you’ll feel comfortable knowing you are in safe hands.

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Modular Buildings (1004)

A simple low-cost way to help you address your needs in the design, fabrication, delivery, construction or installation of modular buildings. If RAAC is found in your buildings, we can help you find temporary buildings such as mobile classrooms, temporary accommodation, and health care.

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Building Envelope Services (880)

We can help you project manage, the installation, restoration and or maintenance of your buildings which covers everything from concrete repairs to roofing, scaffolding, asbestos removal, and demolition.

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Internal Fit-out and Maintenance (882)

A service that can help you with the ongoing maintenance and refurbishments of your buildings, this service is suitable for both your smaller ad-hoc requirements and your long-term service projects.

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YPO's furniture and design service

YPO's design team offers a unique service for designing, supplying, and installing loose and fitted furniture solutions, ideal for any remedial works projects as a result of RAAC issues. Our service includes complete project management, CAD design and product and space planning advice.

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YPO are on hand to help with any difficulties you may be facing with RAAC concrete. You can chat to our expert term by calling us on 07738 738008 or click below to email us.

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