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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...

Radon and Gas Membranes

Radon and Gas Membranes

This technical post looks at the importance of radon gas exposure and the key considerations for the design and detailing of radon and gas membranes. Scroll to the end to view our range of radon gas membrane construction details! [To Download a FREE PDF of this guide...

August 2023 – New Details

August 2023 – New Details

This month's set of new details is a member inspired selection of different requests we have had over recent months. We are continuing to receive more queries about wide cavities in masonry walls, so this set demonstrates 150mm cavity wall details, from foundation, to...

Using the Detail Library: Live Project Case Study

Using the Detail Library: Live Project Case Study

The Detail Library contains a wealth of construction details that can be adjusted and amended to suit individual projects, saving huge amounts of time. In this technical post, we look at a live project which is using the Detail Library to assist in the development of...

July 2023 – New Details

July 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 explores brick slip details using mechanical fix. There are a number of methods for attaching brick slip cladding to the structure, most...

June 2023 – New Details

June 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 technical set of details explores masonry chimney details and flue liner systems for both a masonry and timber frame setting. There are many requirements...

Technical Study: Flat roof insulation and managing moisture

Technical Study: Flat roof insulation and managing moisture

When detailing flat roofs, a key consideration is where to position the insulation in order to provide the required thermal performance and manage moisture. Adding insulation to the construction of a flat roof is a requirement of the Building Regulations. It reduces...

May 2023 – New Details

May 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 detail set demonstrates a variety of flat roof and pitched roof arrangements, including I-joist flat roof details, timber frame green roof details, exposed...

Window Details Inspiration

Window Details Inspiration

Windows perform a variety of functions in any building. They provide natural light, ventilation, a connection to the outside, sunlight, sound insulation and so on.  Windows can be designed and detailed in many ways to provide different aesthetics, shading, performance...