Light steel framing

6.10.2Provision of information

Designs and specifications shall be produced in a clearly understandable format, include all relevant information and be distributed to all appropriate personnel.

Clear and fully detailed drawings should be available on site to enable work to be carried out in accordance with the design. Designs and specifications should be issued to site supervisors, relevant specialist subcontractors and suppliers, and include:

  • „a full set of drawings and material specifications
  • „a typical wall build-up, including wall ties, breather membranes, sheathing and vapour control layers, where applicable
  • „fixing schedules and details of each connection that is to be made on site
  • „details of connections with other building elements, including roofs, floors and openings
  • „information on integration of services and work of subsequent trades
  • positions and materials for fire stops and cavity barriers in accordance with relevant building regulations
  • the number and spacing of bolts, screws and rivets
  • the manufacturer’s recommendations relating to proprietary items
  • details of how wall panels are to be fixed to the substructure, adjacent panels, and floor and roof framing
  • the specification for each type of fixing, including corrosion protection.