Developed by our in-house technical team, the manual sets out the Functional Requirements for the design and construction of buildings covered under our warranties. This comprehensive guide has been broken down into useful sections so you can quickly refer to the topic you’re most interested in, as and when you need it.
Within the first few pages of the manual itself you’ll find an overview to help you understand what has changed in Version 14.
There are 15 section updates to guidance and functional requirements on stages such as basements, foundations, windows and doors, external walls and roofs. In addition to changes made to the specific sections and Functional Requirements, this manual provides further clarification on what the Technical Manual is intended for and the difference between warranty and building regulation requirements.
There are several versions of the Technical Manual available. This latest version is applicable to new warranty projects where a warranty offer has been made on, or after 11 June 2021.
If you have started a project before this time, you will need to refer to a previous version. If you are unsure of which technical standards apply to your site, please speak to your surveyor.
For more information, check out our article: How to get the most out of the Technical Manual.