10 May '13, 9am

Confused about renders applied on external insulation systems? An excellent resource on Greenspec:

Confused about renders applied on external insulation systems? An excellent resource on Greenspec:

• Select render system. Try to use local materials where appropriate. • Identify requirement of additional consultants / design by specialists • If using a proprietary system, ensure that it is BBA / BRE certified and suitable for the proposed application. • Develop and apply detail design methodology for openings, penetrations, abutments, corners, and terminations. • Confirm that the structure is adequate for the total weight of the render system as installed, and for the calculated wind loading and any other relevant loading information. • Ensure compliance with Building Regulations, particularly: - Approved Document E ‘Resistance to the passage of sound’. - Approved Document C ‘Site preparation and resistance to moisture’. - Approved Document F ‘Means of ventilation’. - Approved Documents L1B or L2B ‘Conservation of fuel and power in existing dwellings / existing buildi...

Full article: http://www.greenspec.co.uk/insulated-render.php

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