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What is a Window Schedule?

What is a Window Schedule?

In this article we will explore window schedules in some detail, what they are and how to create one.   Want to get a window schedule template? All Detail Library Members can download the sample window schedule excel spreadsheet and sample window schedule...

May 2022 – New Details

May 2022 – New Details

  This month we are excited to share a variety of flat roof details. We have had many of our members asking to see different types of flat roof finishes, along with drainage options - so that is exactly what we have produced for this month.

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...

April 2022 – New Details

April 2022 – New Details

  This month we are excited to share some new IQ Glass details. The Invisio structural glazing provides a modern alternative to framed curtain walling. It can be used to create large or long elevations of glazing. The system is thermally broken and therefore creates a...

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...

March 2022 – New Details

March 2022 – New Details

  This month we have a great selection of zinc standing seam details. These details are specifically geared towards loft conversions, so feature dormers, abutments, windows and more.  Another great set of details - hope you find them useful! See the full set below.

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...

February 2022 – New Details

February 2022 – New Details

  This month we have gone for something a little different with a bumper selection of structural details. This is the first set of structural details we have published on the library, it includes lintels, typical layouts, sills, holding down strap details, hangers,...