Introducing Our New Technical Manual
Premier Guarantee hold technical quality and accuracy in the highest esteem and, as such, we are constantly aiming to review and improve our comprehensive ‘Technical Manual’, with the latest version, Version 12, now released.
A list of the most notable changes to the Technical Manual Version 12 are outlined below. You can also download your copy by clicking below.
Chapter 6: Substructure
- Section 6.1 The guidance for basements has been updated to include an exception to the minimum Grade 2 requirement , that certain underground car parking areas may be acceptable to a Grade 1 standard; subject to following the guidance in this section
Chapter 7: Superstructure
- Section 7.4 Windows and doors; further clarification of the requirements for workmanship and weather tightness are made in this section, this includes a requirement for weather tightness of bespoke and handmade window and doors
- Amended requirements also made to the ‘security’ requirements of doors and windows to be in line with changes to Building Regulations
- Guidance on Nickel Sulphide inclusions in glazing now included
- Sub section 7.7.1, Render; the guidance is substantially updated in line with current practices and standards
- Sub section 7.7.2 Curtain walling: The guidance is substantially updated in line with current practices and standards
- Subsection 7.7.3 Insulated render systems; additional guidance is provided
- New subsection 7.7.5 Rain screen cladding systems added
Chapter 12: Conversion and refurbishment
- A new section 12.3 is added to provide guidance on conversions that are classed as ‘Historic’ buildings
Chapter 13: Developments within Coastal Locations
- This is a new chapter to the Technical Manual to provide guidance on the risks that aggressive environmental conditions have on developments
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The significant procedural change in the Building Regulations is the introduction of optional requirements in Schedule 1, which require higher levels of provision. Optional requirements may be imposed