Technical

Technical Study: Level Threshold Detailing

Technical Study: Level Threshold Detailing

Level thresholds can be very difficult to detail, with many standard details always showing a 150mm step between the finished floor level and external ground level. However, level thresholds provide a future proof solution to an aging population, and make sure a...

Building Regulations Updates – June 2022

Building Regulations Updates – June 2022

On June 15 2022 the Building Regulations will be updated to improve energy efficiency in both residential and non residential buildings.On June 15 2022 the Building Regulations will be updated to improve energy efficiency in both residential and non residential...

Technical Study: Hidden Gutters and Building Corners

Technical Study: Hidden Gutters and Building Corners

It is becoming more and more popular to use cladding materials for roofs as well as facades, creating a solid building volume. A key junction to consider are the corners of the building. Depending on the material chosen, location, use of the building, a detail should...

Technical Study: Detailing Zinc and Sheet Metal Cladding

Technical Study: Detailing Zinc and Sheet Metal Cladding

Zinc and other sheet metals such as aluminium and copper are a versatile cladding material. They can be used at nearly all angles and their most common form of installation on residential projects is standing seam on a plywood substrate. This allows the designer to be...

Technical Study: How to Detail Timber Cladding

Technical Study: How to Detail Timber Cladding

Timber cladding has historically been chosen for buildings due to its aesthetic qualities, natural durability, flexibility, weight to strength ratio and ease of working. Additionally, it is currently becoming more and more popular as a building and cladding material...

Technical Study: Rainscreen Cladding to Brick Transitions

Technical Study: Rainscreen Cladding to Brick Transitions

It is becoming more and more popular to use rainscreen cladding materials, such as timber, clay tiles and zinc in conjunction with brickwork, render or other masonry finishes. Using two materials can help break up a building volume, differentiate, draw attention to...

Timber Frame Panel Systems

Timber Frame Panel Systems

This article, in association with Keenan Timber Frame will explore the benefits of a timber frame construction, but also why specifying a timber frame panel system is a cost effective, efficient and sustainable choice.Keenan Timber Frame is a family run business based...

Technical Study: Understanding Loft Conversions

Technical Study: Understanding Loft Conversions

Loft conversions are a very popular way of gaining extra space as they can be an easier alternative to moving house or building an extension as no ground works are necessary. Loft conversions can be used for creating a new bedroom, a new master suite complete with...

Technical Study: Setting Out Brickwork

Technical Study: Setting Out Brickwork

Brick is one of the most common materials used in architecture. It’s inexpensive, durable and versatile. The way brick is detailed and set out can transform the way a building looks. Here we will explore simple techniques to make sure your brickwork is always set out...

Technical Study: Brick Bonds and Patterns

Technical Study: Brick Bonds and Patterns

Brick is one of the most common materials used in architecture. It’s inexpensive, durable and versatile. The brick detail can be an important feature to pay attention to when designing a building, due to the wide range of styles available. Here we will explore the...