Pitched roofs

7.2.24Spandrel panels

Spandrel panels shall provide satisfactory performance.

Spandrel panels used in cold roof voids to create separation between dwellings or to form the inner leaf of gable walls should be designed, manufactured and installed to provide satisfactory performance. Items to be taken into account include:

  • fire resistance
  • acoustic transfer
  • structural stability.

Spandrel panels that comply with guidance from the Structural Timber Association or the Trussed Rafter Association will generally be acceptable to NHBC.