New and updated technical articles in 2024

The LABC Warranty Technical Team have been hard at work reviewing our technical guidance, updating some articles and producing articles around best practice on site.

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New and updated technical articles in 2024

Recently updated technical articles

TRADA span tables

 

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This article offers supplementary technical guidance around the use of TRADA span tables on your site.

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Accounting for movement in concrete bricks

 

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Managing the change in bricks as they deal with drying shrinkage, moisture movement, thermal effects and structural movement.

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New technical articles added in 2024

Site-applied GRP roof systems

 

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How to satisfy our technical requirements when using a site-applied glass-reinforced polyester system on site.

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Measuring storeys

 

Number of storeys

How to measure the storeys of a building, and when you need to involve the LABC Warranty Engineering or Major Projects teams.

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Flexible retaining walls

 

Flexible retaining walls

Popular for dealing with slopes, we talk about the appropriate installation of flexible retaining walls on your sites.

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Good practice guide for metal web joists

 

Good practice guide for metal web joists

An illustrated guide of what to check for when metal web joists have been installed on your LABC Warranty development.

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Drainage strategies for projecting balconies

 

Drainage strategies for projecting balconies

Preventing water ingress on the balcony area at design stage, this article addresses edge drained, free drained, and positively drained balconies.

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Cavity trays at DPC level

 

Using cavity trays at DPC level for timber frame construction

How to secure drainage and ventilation when using a cavity tray at damp proof course level between masonry and timber frame.

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Vertically stacked coupled window assemblies

 

Warranty requirements for vertically stacked coupled window assemblies

A supplement to our guidance in the Technical Manual, this article deals with common faults in vertical stacked couple windows on site.

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New homes attached to existing homes

 

New homes built alongside existing homes

Answering common questions on the construction of new homes alongside/attached to existing homes, and our coverage of these homes.

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About this guidance

This guidance should be taken as a supplement to the LABC Warranty Technical Manual. The Technical Manual itself is our guide on how to achieve the technical standards that LABC Warranty Risk Management Surveyors are looking for on your sites.

If you have any questions about technical guidance on a site registered with LABC Warranty, you’re always welcome to contact your surveyor for additional guidance.

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Please Note: Every care was taken to ensure the information in this article was correct at the time of publication. Any written guidance provided does not replace the reader’s professional judgement and any construction project should comply with the relevant Building Regulations or applicable technical standards. However, for the most up to date LABC Warranty technical guidance please refer to your Risk Management Surveyor and the latest version of the LABC Warranty Technical Manual.

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