Building Regulations

NHBC Standards – 6 1 External masonry walls

Chapter 6 1 This Chapter gives guidance on meeting the Technical Requirements and recommendations for external masonry walls.
NHBC Standards do not cover aspects of health and safety relating to building operations and to the handling and use of certain building materials. Such matters are covered by statutory requirements.
This version of the Standards has been updated to include the Amendments to the Standards April 2004. Previous versions of the standards can be accessed in the Archive section (below).

Section 6.1 Contents

DESIGN

•        Design Standard

•        Statutory requirements

•        Structural design

•        Exposure

•        Mortar

•        Damp-proof courses and cavity trays

•        Wall ties

•        Stone masonry

•        Lintels

•        Thermal insulation

•        Fire safety

•        Sound insulation

•        Claddings

•        Rendering

•        Provision of information

MATERIALS

•        Materials standards

•        Bricks

•        Blocks

•        Stone masonry

•        Mortar and rendering

•        Dpc materials

•        Wall ties

•        Lintels

•        Thermal insulation

•        Cladding materials

•        Movement joints

SITEWORK

•        Sitework standards

•        Construction

•        Stone masonry

•        Damp-proof courses and cavity trays

•        Wall ties

•        Lintels

•        Thermal insulation

•        Rendering

•        Cold weather working

•        Handling and protection

APPENDIX 6.1-A

•        Statutory references

APPENDIX 6.1-B

•        Suitable wall constructions

APPENDIX 6.1-C

•        Areas of severe exposure to frost attack

APPENDIX 6.1-D

•        Mortar mixes

APPENDIX 6.1-E

•        Dpcs and cavity trays

APPENDIX 6.1-F

•        Durability classification of bricks

LIST OF CHAPTERS
INDEX

Archive

Chapter 6.1 (2003)

Amendments to the Standards (2003)

Source: NHBC Standards

            April 2004

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