We produce Technical Extra to provide you with detailed updates to NHBC Standards, Building Regulations compliance and current best practice guidance. As well as the latest technical information, Technical Extra will, where relevant, tell you what actions you need to take and by when. You can access the latest and past issues below.
Includes: Spandrel panels on gable end walls; external ground levels; water ingress issues; use of combustible materials in buildings over 18m; and more.
Includes: NHBC Standards 2019 inc. Light Steel Framing; Magnesium Oxide Building Boards; CVPC pipe in sprinkler systems; updated British Standards on roofs; Landfill Tax and more.
Includes: NHBC Standards 2018 - What’s New, Guidance and good practice for CQRs, Drainage under suspended floors, Spandrel panels, NHBC Foundation and Fibres in structural floor toppings.
Includes: NHBC Standards 2017 (including a new chapter on movement of rendered walls), Part R - electronic communications, Dry-fix verge systems, Overheating in new homes, Balconies and avoiding cladding issues.
Includes: NHBC Standards 2017 (including a new chapter on render), pitched roofs, external walls and NHBC OnSite technical assessments.
Includes: external render in NHBC Standards, wall lateral restraint straps, British Standards for installation of gas in apartments and in-situ concrete toppings/suspended floors.
Includes: NHBC Standards 2016; Chapter 5.4 FAQs; auto fire suppression systems (Wales); new requirements for consumer units; fire safety issues.
Includes: NHBC Standards 2016; Housing Standards Review; combustible cladding for multi-storey builds.
Includes: Guarding openable windows with low cills; fire protection for proprietary dummy chimneys; weep holes in masonry walls.
Includes: Chapter 5.4 'Waterproofing of basements and other below ground structures' | Guidance and good practice - an industry perspective.
Includes: The importance of correctly installing cavity trays and DPCs | Regulation 38 of the Building Regulations | Code of practice relating to slating and tiling for pitched roofs and vertical cladding.
Includes: Our annual claims review | Key issues around designing, manufacturing and installing windows | Good practice topics | Summary of NHBC Foundation reports.
Includes: All you need to know about the updated Part L, the transitional provisions, key changes and practical guidance.
Includes: The NHBC Standards 2014 edition, introducing 3.2 'mechanical ventilation with heat recovery' and MVHR - getting it right, from the start.
Includes: Updates to Approved Documents A, C and L, guidance on Part M, commissioning gas installations and the impact of relatively simple defects.
Includes: Basements, Foundation Depth Calculator app, Approved Document Regulation 7, Construction Products Regulations, Juliette balconies and British Woodwork Federation Stair Scheme.
Includes: Pitched roofs, protecting steel from corrosion and new MVHR standards.
Includes: A detailed summary of the key changes in NHBC Standards 2013.
Includes: Articles on aircrete blocks, FWMA and multipoint door locks.
Includes: An update on low or zero technologies (NHBC Standards Chapter 3.1) and two articles relating to façades.
Includes: The revised NHBC Standards Chapter 7.2 on 'Pitched Roofs'. The revised Chapter came into force for all new homes with foundations concreted on or after 1 January 2012.
Includes: Updates on pitched roofs, The Flood and Water Management Act, guttering fixings and hardcore selection.
Includes: The challenges for the industry in complying with Part L of the Building Regulations in England and Wales.
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