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Technical Manual, Superstructure, Materials

External wall insulation

Published by: Phil Thomas
Additional guidance relating to how the Functional Requirements in the Technical Manual may be satisfied when external wall...
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Technical Manual, Materials

Using oak in construction

Published by: Phil Thomas
This article identifies various ‘environments’ where ‘oak’ could be used on project covered by our warranty.
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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, Materials

Technical update: substitute materials

Published by: Phil Thomas
This update provides additional guidance relating to how the functional requirements in the Technical Manual may be satisfied...
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Engineering, Materials, Major Projects

Major Projects pre-cast concrete panelised construction

Published by: Phil Thomas
Screening requirements for pre-cast concrete panelised construction manufacturers for use in major projects to be covered for...
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Pre-plaster, Materials

Assessing plywood specification

Published by: Phil Thomas
This technical update provides additional guidance relating to how plywood specifications can be assessed to meet the...
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Materials

Specifying the use of timber externally

Published by: Phil Thomas
This technical document provides additional guidance relating to how timber can be specified for use externally within a...
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Pre-plaster, Materials

Decorative slip facings

Published by: Phil Thomas
This technical update provides additional guidance relating to how the Functional Requirements in the Technical Manual may be...
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Technical Manual, Materials

Tech update - concrete lintels faced with brick slips

Published by: Phil Thomas
Additional 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, Materials

Tech Update - Through timber construction

Published by: Phil Thomas
This technical update provides additional guidance relating to the use of through timber construction.
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Technical Manual, Superstructure, Materials

Fibre reinforcement in lieu of traditional steel reinforcement

Published by: Phil Thomas
This technical update provides additional guidance relating to the use of fibre reinforcement in concrete, in lieu of traditional...
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Technical Manual, Materials, Risks, Basements

Technical update: piled walls

Published by: Phil Thomas
This technical article covers contiguous and secant piled walls and looks at when they can be used in basements.
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Technical Manual, Roofs, Materials

Blue roof guidance (and above-ground attenuation surfaces)

Published by: Phil Thomas
A blue roof is a flat roof or deck designed to provide controlled attenuation and management of rainfall to the sewer or outfall...
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Technical Manual, Materials

LABC Warranty Update on: Lightweight brick slip “SIP” composite lintels

Published by: Phil Thomas
LABC Warranty has published an update on the use of lightweight brick slip “SIP” composite lintels.
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Technical Manual, Materials

Tech Update: Timber Doors and Window Frames

Published by: Phil Thomas
This LABC Warranty technical update provides additional guidance on the use of timber window and door frames.
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Technical Manual, Materials

Build walls to last - Guide to laying bricks and blocks

Published by: Phil Thomas
Over recent years there has been a lot of talk about the growth of alternative construction methods. Even so, the...
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Technical Manual, MMC, Materials

Updated Guidance for Magnesium Oxide Boards (MgO)

Published by: Phil Thomas
With effect from 15th April 2020, LABC Warranty no longer accept the use of all types of Magnesium Oxide board (MgO) on any of...
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Technical Manual, Materials

Tech Update: Laminated Glass

Published by: Phil Thomas
Laminated glass is constructed from two or more plies of glass, bonded together with interlayers to form a single pane. The pane...
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Technical Manual, Materials

Sealant Types and Uses

Published by: Phil Thomas
Whether undertaking a new build or refurbishment project sealant joints are rarely given the attention and budget they require....
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