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The Technical Manual

1.1  Build-Zone and the Technical Manual

1.2  Partners

1.3  How We Operate

1.4  Criteria for Technical Audits

2.1 General Requirements

2.2 Low and Zero Carbon Housing

2.3 Security

2.4 Establishing Fitness of Materials and Workmanship

2.5 Guidance for Innovative Designs and Construction Methods

2.6 Modern Methods of Construction (MMC)

2.7 Guidance on the Party Wall Etc Act 1996.

3.1 Risk Management

3.2 Plan Check: Site and Construction Overview

3.3 Foundations – Warranty Key Stage

3.4 DPC/Oversite – Warranty Key Stage

3.5 Superstructure at Wallplate or Timber Frame Erected and Roof Structure Completed – Warranty Key Stage

3.6 Roof Structure or Timber Frame Erected and External Cladding Started – Warranty Key Stage (Timber Frame Projects Only)

3.7 Pre Plaster – First Fix

3.8 Post Plaster – Second Fix

3.9 Completion – Warranty Key Stage

4.1 General

4.2 Site Investigation

4.3 Environmental Risk Assessment of Land

4.4 Japanese Knotweed

4.5 Foundations

4.6 Drainage

4.7 Basements

6.1 General

6.2 Materials

6.3 External Walls – Masonry

6.4 External Doors, Windows and Rooflights

6.5 Timber Frame

6.6 Steel Frame

6.7 Render

6.8 Curtain Walling

6.9 Cladding

6.10 Upper Floors

6.11 Sound Insulation

7.1 General

7.2 Floors

7.3 Walls

7.4 Ceilings

7.5 Carpentry

7.6 Painting

8.1 Pitched Roofs

8.2 Flat Roofs

8.3 Rainwater Gutters and Downpipes

8.4 Balconies

9.1 General

9.2 Electrical Installations

9.3 Fuels

9.4 Plumbing/Heating

9.5 Above Ground Drainage

9.6 Ventilation

10.1 General

10.2 Concrete Mixes

10.3 External Paths, Drives, Patios and Gardens

10.4 Walls

10.5 Garages and Small Outbuildings

10.6 Security

11.1 General

11.2 Ensuring Our Quick Assessment

11.3 Substructure

11.4 Superstructure

12.1 Appendix A – Approved Documents

12.2 Appendix B – Standards

12.3 Appendix C – Material Testing Facilities

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