Publication alert! New Model Building available now for download

Engineered Wood

New Model Building (NMB) provides an innovative approach to building multi-storey mass timber housing, pre-assessed by a UK warranty provider.

Developed by Waugh Thistleton Architects in collaboration with expert fire engineers at UCL, structural engineers at Buro Happold and cost consultancy from Gardiner & Theobald LLP, NMB is a set of design principles and guidance for multistorey residential mass timber building in the UK, that have been pre-assessed by the national warranty provider NHBC.

After a meticulous pre-assessment process by the national warranty provider, NHBC, the NMB provides a reference for organisations wanting to use mass timber for multistorey housing up to 18m, or 6 storeys. A suite of open-source easy-to-use documents produced by Waugh Thistleton explain the design principles and details of the New Model Building.

They are available for download from the TDUK library below.