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Highlights some of the key points in specifying and carrying out maintenance, repair and improvement works. Brief advice on good practice is given. Thermal insulation should not be installed without considering the risk of condensation in the structure and creating adequate vapour barriers; otherwise, it is likely to increase the risk of corrosion in the steelwork.