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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...

April 2023 – New Details

April 2023 – New Details

We have received many requests for curtain wall details over the years. This month we are excited to be able to share a set of curtain wall details with you! This detail set demonstrates the use of curtain walls in a number of different applications. This set of...

Technical Study: CLT Construction

Technical Study: CLT Construction

Cross-laminated timber (CLT) is becoming an increasingly popular construction method within the UK due its sustainable credentials, speed of erection and low structural weight. CLT is pre-fabricated in the factory by glueing multiple layers of timber together in...

March 2023 – New Details

March 2023 – New Details

Over the last year or so we have had a number of requests for CLT details. This month we are excited to be able to share a standard set of CLT details with you! CLT is a growing construction method that demonstrates a number of benefits, including good structural...