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.
The New Model Building sets out design principles demonstrating how mass timber can be used safely to construct residential buildings up to 18 metres in height.
This Detail handbook describes the technical standards on which the New Model Building is predicated.
The New Model Building sets out design principles demonstrating how mass timber can be used safely to construct residential buildings up to 18 metres in height. This Evidence book contains all the pre-assessed documents submitted to NHBC by Waugh Thistleton Architects, UCL and Buro Happold.