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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...

Detail Library – New Details August 2022

Detail Library – New Details August 2022

New Details This latest set of details explores window detailing. We look at positioning the window to create different reveals. This set shows a masonry construction, with window positioned flush with the external finish, a half brick reveal, a full brick reveal and...

Detail Library – New Details July 2022

Detail Library – New Details July 2022

New Details This month we have been exploring balconies and terraces. This latest set of details includes various Juliet balcony options, along with examples of Juliet balconies to existing buildings, plus a French door to terrace detail featuring door head, jamb and...

Detail Library – New Details June 2022

Detail Library – New Details June 2022

New Details This month is all about updates on the Detail Library! We have spent many months preparing for the new building regulations changes which go live this June. So, over the last few days we have been uploading all of our updated details to the library. We...

Detail Library – New Details May 2022

Detail Library – New Details May 2022

New Details This month we are excited to share a variety of flat roof details. We have had many of our members asking to see different types of flat roof finishes, along with drainage options - so that is exactly what we have produced for this month. They are all...

Underfloor Heating – A Brief Guide

Underfloor Heating – A Brief Guide

[update 2022]What is Underfloor Heating?  Underfloor heating uses a pipe or wire network, of either water or electrical systems to heat the floor. Underfloor heating is considered to offer improved energy efficiency, improved comfort and better interior choices than a...

Detail Library – New Details April 2022

Detail Library – New Details April 2022

New Details This month we are excited to share some new IQ Glass details. The Invisio structural glazing provides a modern alternative to framed curtain walling. It can be used to create large or long elevations of glazing. The system is thermally broken and therefore...

Flat Roof Guide

Flat Roof Guide

In this flat roof guide, we will look at the different aspects to consider when designing a flat roof. Many of the images in this guide are courtesy of NHBC. The NHBC provide detailed guides and standards for UK Housebuilders. The guidance document is extremely...

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.