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Technical Study: Part M Bathroom Layouts

Technical Study: Part M Bathroom Layouts

Building Regulation Part M: Access to and use of Buildings - Dwellings, deals with many aspects of access and use of buildings, including the design of ramps, doorways, entrances and corridors. A key part of this document is the layout of bathrooms so each...

Architecture Feasibility Study

Architecture Feasibility Study

An architectural feasibility study investigates and evaluates the potential of a site or building. It is usually designed for the client or clients to inform them on the possibility of a site. It clearly sets out a brief history of the site, its overall condition and...

Build Over Application

Build Over Application

When is a Build Over Application Required?   If you are building a new dwelling or extending an existing building, any work involving new foundations, underpinning, piling or basements within 3m of a public sewer will require a Build Over Agreement approval prior...

Airtightness

Airtightness

When it comes to the future of our homes, airtightness plays a big part. As we strive to improve our energy efficiency and focus on a fabric first approach, achieving a good level of airtightness in our buildings will help enhance thermal performance. ​[To Download a...

Technical Study: Window Details

Technical Study: Window Details

Windows are usually the most striking element on a building and can be completely transformed depending on how they are detailed and installed. However, with the increased consciousness on thermal insulation, the detailing of windows and their installation has become...

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...