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Types of Partial Fill Cavity Insulation

Types of Partial Fill Cavity Insulation

Partial fill cavities are some of the most commonly built in the UK. We have created a set of details to help in detailing this type of insulation. In areas exposed to very severe wind driven rain, partial fill cavities are the more robust solution for both rendered...

February 2024 – New Details

February 2024 – New Details

This month we are excited to share another set of details that have been requested regularly by our members. This set consists of partial fill cavity wall details. In areas exposed to very severe wind driven rain, partial fill cavities are the more robust solution for...

Pitched Roof Ventilation and Membranes: A Guide

Pitched Roof Ventilation and Membranes: A Guide

Understanding ventilation is crucial when designing a pitched roof. Not only does it ensure the longevity of the roof, but it also prevents a myriad of problems that could arise from trapped moisture, condensation and poor air circulation. Much of the guidance...

January 2024 – New Details

January 2024 – New Details

These new details are the second half of a two part set exploring slate roof details. The set explores traditional slate roof construction, looking at how different junctions are detailed using traditional lead specifically in an extension setting, to complement...

U-Value Requirements – Do you need 150mm cavities?

U-Value Requirements – Do you need 150mm cavities?

The updated Approved Document L: Conservation of fuel and power, Volume 1:Dwellings; 2021 edition incorporating 2023 amendments – for use in England which came into force on 15 June 2023, attempts to integrate u-value requirements for both new dwellings as well as...

December 2023 – New Details

December 2023 – New Details

We are bringing you something a little different this month. Something we have been working on for a little while - a full set of electrical symbols, signage symbols and hazards. This set will be super useful for marking up your M&E plans, health and safety and...

Designing for UK Exposure Zones

Designing for UK Exposure Zones

Within this post we will look at what areas in the UK are more exposed to wind driven rain and what design features you should look at adopting for masonry walls and level threshold drainage based on each of these locations. Building Regulations Approved Document C,...

November 2023 – New Details

November 2023 – New Details

These new details are the first half of a two part set exploring slate roof details. The set explores traditional slate roof construction, looking at how different junctions are detailed using traditional lead, to complement these, we then demonstrate alternative...

Types of Window Frame Material and Glazing

Types of Window Frame Material and Glazing

Choosing the right window materials can be the key to any project. They are the most eye-catching element of a building, giving personality and identity to a home. Additionally to letting light in, insulating the inside from cold, heat, rain, wind and adverse weather,...

October 2023 – New Details

October 2023 – New Details

This month we have published the second half of our chimney and flue details. This technical set of details explores concentric flue systems for sealed built in gas appliances and concentric flue system chimneys with freestanding wood appliances. The details are shown...

Brick Slips Design Guide

Brick Slips Design Guide

The choice of cladding plays a crucial role in shaping the aesthetic appeal, functionality, and overall performance of a building. One increasingly popular cladding option is the use of brick slips. Brick slips, also known as brick veneers or brick tiles, are thin...

September 2023 – New Details

September 2023 – New Details

This month the team at Detail Library are excited to be able to share our latest set of details with you! This set of details is the second half of our brick slip details, featuring adhesive fix. There are a number of methods for attaching brick slip cladding to the...