Building Regulations

NHBC Standards – 6 3 Internal walls

Chapter 6.3 This Chapter gives guidance on meeting the Technical Requirements and recommendations for internal walls, including separating walls and compartment 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 6.3 Contents

DESIGN

•        Design Standard

•        Statutory requirements

•        Loadbearing masonry walls

•        Loadbearing timber walls

•        Beams and lintels

•        Non-loadbearing internal partitions

•        Fire resistance

•        Movement joints

•        Sound insulation

•        Damp-proofing

•        Fireplaces and flues

•        Provision of information

MATERIALS

•        Materials standards

•        Masonry materials

•        Wall ties and related items

•        Timber

•        Plasterboard

•        Proprietary systems

•        Damp-proof courses

•        Sound insulation material

•        Firestopping materials

•        Fireplaces and flues

SITEWORK

•        Sitework standards

•        Damp-proof courses

•        Masonry partitions

•        Timber stud partitions

•        Proprietary partitions

•        Separating walls

•        Partitions to rooms containing a WC

•        Walls providing fire resistance

•        Chimneys, flues and linings

APPENDIX 6.3-A

•        Statutory references

LIST OF CHAPTERS
INDEX

Archive

Chapter 6.3 (2003)

Amendments to the Standards (2003)

Source: NHBC Standards

            April 2004

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