With increased insulation levels, many in the building industry are overlooking or unaware of the importance in a cool temperate climate of the details dealt with in this pamphlet –cold bridging, reverse brick veneer walls, condensation, sealing construction gaps, edge insulation and “super” insulation.

It’s the construction details that are the building blocks, the stock in trade of anyone designing or building a home. The whole of a building is obviously the sum of its parts – without details a coherent, graceful and functional whole cannot be created. The details in this pamphlet show how some architects have set about solving the particular problems posed by these issues. Rarely is the detail arrived at the ultimate solution. Often it is a starting point for adaptation and development.


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