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Technical Manual, Roofs, Building Regs, Building Safety

Fully supported single skin metal roofs

Published by: Phil Thomas
Guidance relating to how the Functional Requirements in the Technical Manual may be satisfied where a fully supported single skin...
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Technical Manual, Roofs, Building Regs

Batten space ventilation for pitched roofs

Published by: Phil Thomas
This technical update provides guidance on satisfying the functional requirements in our Technical Manual when installing batten...
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Technical Manual, Building Regs, Building Safety, Major Projects

Balcony guidance for major projects

Published by: Phil Thomas
This technical update provides guidance on the design, installation, testing, and operational requirements around balconies on...
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Technical Manual, Roofs, Building Regs, Risks

Guide to creating weatherproof parapet walls

Published by: Phil Thomas
This article introduces the principle of adopting a ‘3 lines of defence’ approach to creating robust and executable detailing at...
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Building Regs, Materials

Guide to third-party product conformity approval certificates

Published by: Phil Thomas
Read our guidance on how to assess if a third party product conformity approval certificate will be acceptable for our warranty.
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Technical Manual, Building Regs, Pre-plaster

CPVC pipework in sprinker systems

Published by: Phil Thomas
Additional guidance covering compatibility issues of CPVC pipework used in sprinkler systems.
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Technical Manual, Building Regs

Tech update: timber resin repairs

Published by: Phil Thomas
This update provides guidance relating to how the Functional Requirements in the Technical Manual may be satisfied with regards...
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Technical Manual, Roofs, Building Regs, Drainage, Building Safety, Risks

Major Projects: Zero falls flat roof policy

Published by: Phil Thomas
How to satisfy our requirements to accepting zero fall flat roofs only where the project is managed by the LABC Warranty Major...
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Technical Manual, Building Regs

Guidance on minimum staircase widths in apartment blocks

Published by: Phil Thomas
With developers under pressure as never before to make the most of every available space, reducing the size of communal areas and...
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