Robust Details

Robust Details

A simple and reliable route to compliance. The robustdetails® scheme is for separating elements in new build joined houses, bungalows and flats. The alternative to pre-completion & post completion sound testing for satisfying Building Regulations. Using the scheme avoids the uncertainties of pre-completion & post completion sound testing.

robustdetails® can provide…

  • High levels of compliance with technical standards.
  • A set of details with which the industry is familiar.
  • Cost certainty for the house builder.
  • An additional layer of expert scrutiny and monitoring to complement building control.

Home occupiers with confidence that separating elements which are built in accordance with Robust Details specifications will meet the required sound insulation standards set out in Building Regulations.

Northern Ireland

The Department of Finance and Personnel has accepted the Robust Details scheme as the alternative to pre-completion sound testing to demonstrate compliance with Part G (NI) for new dwellings. Builders wishing to register and construct plots in Northern Ireland can use the Part E (E&W) Handbook and documentation.

Specification sheets can be downloaded from the links below.

Robust Detail V-WT-1 – Twin timber frames with partial or no sheathing, minimum 50mm cavity. (Scotland)

Robust Detail V-WT-2 – Twin timber frames with sheathing boards, minimum 50mm cavity. (Scotland)

Robust-Detail E-WT-1 – Twin timber frames with sheathing boards, minimum 50mm caivty. (England, Wales, Northern Ireland)

Robust-Detail E-WT-2 – Twin timber frames with sheathing boards, minimum 50mm cavity. (England, Wales, Northern Ireland)

Robust Detail V-WM-27 – Masonry Party Wall, Lightweight Aggregate Blocks, Minimum 75mm cavity. (Scotland)

Robust Detail E-WM-27 – Masonry Party Wall, Lightweight Aggregate Blocks, Minimum 75mm cavity (England, Wales, Northern Ireland) 

Robust Detail E-WM-23 – Masonry Party Wall, Aircrete Blocks – Standard & Thin Joint, Minimum 100mm cavity. (England, Wales, Northern Ireland)

Robust Detail E-WM-22 – Masonry Party Wall, Lightweight Aggregate Blocks or Plasmas ‘Aglite Ultima’ 1050kg/m3, Minimum 100mm cavity. (England, Wales, Northern Ireland)