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Technical Study: Garage Conversions

Technical Study: Garage Conversions

The conversion of an underused garage into internal accommodation is a popular way to provide extra space within existing homes. Conversions can be a great way to provide additional living space such as a dining room, a guest bedroom, a cinema room or a utility...

February 2023 – New Details

February 2023 – New Details

This month we have garage conversion details. We look at how to upgrade existing garage floors, walls and roofs for conversion into usable rooms.  The upgrades consist of: single skin garage wall upgrade double skin garage wall upgrade floor upgrade to suspended...

Alternative Use of Glass in Extensions

Alternative Use of Glass in Extensions

The use of glass can be a key aspect to any extension, allowing more light into a longer plan, existing spaces in the house and the new extension. This is usually done in two forms; the use of a rooflight in a flat or pitched roof extension allowing light further into...

January 2023 – New Details

January 2023 – New Details

This month we have a great set of details in collaboration with IQ Glass.  This set includes a slim framed pivot door detail, glass lean to extension details to existing solid wall, plus oriel window details.  In addition, we have some details showing a walk on...

Technical Study: Part M Bathroom Layouts

Technical Study: Part M Bathroom Layouts

Building Regulation Part M: Access to and use of Buildings - Dwellings, deals with many aspects of access and use of buildings, including the design of ramps, doorways, entrances and corridors. A key part of this document is the layout of bathrooms so each...

December 2022 – New Details

December 2022 – New Details

The last details of 2022. We have something different this month. Get your hands on a full set of sanitaryware cad blocks, along with compliant Part M Bathroom Layouts. The set includes a single CAD dwg file containing all 30+ drawings. The Pro Member download...

Architecture Feasibility Study

Architecture Feasibility Study

An architectural feasibility study investigates and evaluates the potential of a site or building. It is usually designed for the client or clients to inform them on the possibility of a site. It clearly sets out a brief history of the site, its overall condition and...

November 2022 – New Details

November 2022 – New Details

This month we have been exploring beam and block floors and brick soffit systems. This latest set of details includes various beam and block details showing edge perpendicular to span, support to internal wall, staggering bearing, and change of direction. Next we...

Build Over Application

Build Over Application

When is a Build Over Application Required?   If you are building a new dwelling or extending an existing building, any work involving new foundations, underpinning, piling or basements within 3m of a public sewer will require a Build Over Agreement approval prior...

October 2022 – New Details

October 2022 – New Details

  This latest set of details has been developed in collaboration with Ecological Building Systems. Wind tightness is key to enhance thermal performance of our buildings and get us closer to our energy efficiency goals. The following set explores key wind...

Airtightness

Airtightness

When it comes to the future of our homes, airtightness plays a big part. As we strive to improve our energy efficiency and focus on a fabric first approach, achieving a good level of airtightness in our buildings will help enhance thermal performance. ​[To Download a...

September 2022 – New Details

September 2022 – New Details

  This latest set of details has been developed in collaboration with Ecological Building Systems. Airtightness is key to enhance thermal performance of our buildings and get us closer to our energy efficiency goals. The following set explores key airtightness...