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Technical Manual, Pre-plaster

Domestic shower and wet room construction

Published by: Phil Thomas
This technical article provides additional guidance on showers and wet room construction for domestic properties.
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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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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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Superstructure, Pre-plaster

Vapour control layers

Published by: Phil Thomas
This technical document provides additional guidance relating to the use of vapour control layers (VCLs) in construction.
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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, Pre-plaster

Guidance on suspended ceilings

Published by: Phil Thomas
This technical update provides additional guidance on suspended ceilings, in response to several instances of suspended ceiling...
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Technical Manual, Pre-plaster

Tech update: Contaminated plasterboard

Published by: Phil Thomas
This technical article provides additional guidance on contaminated plasterboard, following concerns about products on the market.
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Technical Manual, Pre-plaster

Cavity separating walls and gable walls and the use of lateral restraint

Published by: Phil Thomas
This technical update provides additional guidance on cavity separating walls and gable walls, lateral restraint.
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Technical Manual, Pre-plaster

Heating systems - zone control systems explained

Published by: Phil Thomas
This technical update explains the requirements for a heating system zone control system.
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Technical Manual, Pre-plaster

Floor decks: timber fixing requirements in domestic locations

Published by: Phil Thomas
This technical article provides additional guidance for timber fixing requirements in domestic locations.
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Technical Manual, Pre-plaster

Electrical consumer units - position in new homes

Published by: Phil Thomas
This technical update article provides additional guidance on electrical consumer units and their position in new homes.
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Technical Manual, Pre-plaster

Tech Update: Painting over intumescent strips

Published by: Phil Thomas
This Technical Update article provides additional guidance on painting over intumescent strips.
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Technical Manual, Pre-plaster

Getting stairs and staircases right in single homes

Published by: Phil Thomas
One of the key areas to the internal superstructure of any home of more than one floor is the staircase. In this article we are...
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Technical Manual, Pre-plaster, Electrical and mechanical systems

Where should you position electrical sockets and switches?

Published by: Phil Thomas
Approved Document P of the Building Regulations (England and Wales) ensures that domestic electrical installations are installed...
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