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Detail Library – New Details May 2023

Detail Library – New Details May 2023

New Details This month the team at Detail Library have published a great new set of flat roof details! 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...

Detail Library – New Details April 2023

Detail Library – New Details April 2023

New Details 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 curtain wall details consist of: curtain wall typical glazing...

Measured Survey – How to Measure a Building

Measured Survey – How to Measure a Building

Measured Survey: How to measure a building​?   A measured survey is a survey carried out on a building or site in order to produce accurate drawings, such as plans, elevations and sections. These drawings can then be used as a starting point for any design work. ...

Detail Post – Window Details

Detail Post – Window Details

This timber cladding details post includes excerpts and details from our book Understanding Architectural Details - Residential. The book is now in its fourth edition, and was updated to reflect the changes to the Building Regulations in June 2022. All of the...

Detail Library – New Details March 2023

Detail Library – New Details March 2023

New Details This month we have put together a selection of cross laminated timber (CLT) details. CLT is a growing construction method that demonstrates a number of benefits, including good structural properties, low impact on the environment, fast construction with...

Detail Post – Flat Roof Details

Detail Post – Flat Roof Details

The following post includes excerpts from our book Understanding Architectural Details - Residential.   The book is now in its fourth edition, and was updated to reflect the changes to the Building Regulations in June 2022. All of the construction details in the book...

Detail Library – New Details February 2023

Detail Library – New Details February 2023

New Details This month we have put together a selection of garage conversion details. These details explore different ways to achieve a garage conversion, looking at wall detail options, floor upgrade options and roof upgrades. The details also include garage door...

Detail Library – New Details January 2023

Detail Library – New Details January 2023

New Details This month we are excited to share a selection of details in collaboration with IQ Glass. This latest set of details includes examples of using glass in extensions. The set, over on the Detail Library, features pivot door details, oriel/box window details,...

Detail Library – New Details December 2022

Detail Library – 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...

Detail Library – New Details November 2022

Detail Library – New Details November 2022

New Details During November 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...

Detail Library – New Details October 2022

Detail Library – 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...

Detail Library – New Details September 2022

Detail Library – 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...

MY FAVOURITE TOOLS AND RESOURCES

I have curated a list of some of the tools and resources I would strongly recommend for anyone studying or working in Architecture.