The latest news and updates from the Detail Library

August 2022 – New Details

August 2022 – New Details

  This latest set of details explores window detailing. We look at positioning the window to create different reveals. This set shows a masonry construction, with window positioned flush with the external finish, a half brick reveal, a full brick reveal and the...

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...

July 2022 – New Details

July 2022 – New Details

This month we have been exploring balconies and terraces. This latest set of details includes various Juliet balcony options, along with examples of Juliet balconies to existing buildings, plus a French door to terrace detail featuring door head, jamb and the all...

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...

June 2022 New Details

June 2022 New Details

  This month is all about updates! We have spent many months preparing for the new building regulations changes which go live this June. So, over the last few days we have been uploading all of our updated details to the library. We have updated over 100 of our...

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...