Registered Construction Details

labcBuilding compliance and inspection can sometimes be the most risk-fraught and time-consuming aspect of organising a construction project. So, to make the building control process easier, Greenworks has partnered with the Local Authority Building Control (LABC) to integrate a library of compliant products into all 368 Registered Construction Details.

With over 15,000 products inputted within the 368 construction details, the process for choosing compatible solutions to minimise the heat loss within the building envelope and complying with current building regulation has been simplified.

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FAQ’s about Registered Construction Details

What are they?

The Registered Details are the first to offer specifiers, designers, SAP assessors, builders and building control a combination of specific detail, good practice and points to watch, together with BR497 modelled Psi-values (SAP software uses Psi (Ψ) values (W/mK) to calculate a Y value (W/m2K) for use in the SAP 2012 software calculator to account for the effect of none repeating thermal bridges at openings and junctions).

Why should I use them?

Registered Construction Details provide simple solutions for architects to design out thermal bridging and offer SAP assessors additional information to assist with the thermal modeling. Essentially, creating a quick and easy method of achieving thermal energy performance compliance within a build.

How to use them

The Registered Construction Details are built around the conventions of Table K in SAP 2012. They also correspond with the Modern Masonry Alliance Fire Detailing Guide to offer thermal and fire detail compliance.

The check sheet at the back of each detail is intended as an aide to compliance.  The designer should complete this for their chosen design and specify the preferred products.  The assessor can then validate thermal compliance through SAP software and provide the specified product list to the builder to ensure the correct installation. Building control and the clerk of the works can then check and sign off the detail on-site once installed and the assessor can provide an Energy Performance Certificate in confidence.

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