NSTS Project Specification v2.0
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This is a members-only supplement to the NSTS in the form of an MS Word template document which can be used for projects. It should be used in conjunction with the NSTS. It is designed to include:
- project-specific data
- additions to the NSTS specification
- deletions from the NSTS specification
- amendments to the NSTS specification.
It is important that users download the latest version of NSTS and the corresponding Project Specification template.
The resistance to sound is not just a legal requirement; designers should take account of the expected transmission of sound between dwellings, between rooms and from outside, and design the walls and floors accordingly.
The Building Regulations require that occupants of a dwelling be 'reasonably protected' from noise...
Although there is an increasing interest and application in using adhesive-bonded connections for new buildings, the main demand for this technology in the UK is for repairs to structural timbers. The original concept was aimed at repairing historic structures. However, the technology is increasingly being used for repairing modern materials...
Adhesives are widely used in non-structural applications such as furniture manufacture and joinery. They are also used in the manufacture of panel products such as plywood, particleboard, fibreboard and oriented strandboard (OSB), of which some grades are used structurally.
Glulam and structural timber composites such as cross laminated...