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NHBC Technical newsletter - February 2015

Technical Extra 17

NHBC Technical newsletter - February 2015

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Abstract

Subdivided into four sections: NHBC Standards; regulation and compliance; guidance and good practice; information and support. Covers: minimum foundation depths in clay soils; ironmongery for windows and doors; update on airtightness testing; ensuring adequate ventilation to naturally ventilated dwellings; guarding to openable windows with low cill heights; design and use of autoclaved aerated concrete masonry units; CE marking for steelwork fabrications; pre-start meetings and risk guides; provision of fire protection to proprietary dummy chimneys over party walls; robust details animated training videos; NHBC Foundation news; provision of weep holes and weep vents in masonry walls. Also includes: technical news, information and support.

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Technical Extra publication replaces Standards Extra and Sustainability Extra.

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Formed in 1936, the NHBC is the standard setting body for new and newly converted homes in the UK.


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