Part 7: Building Fabric Part 7: Building Fabric

RIBA Stages 2 – 7


From concept design to the operational phase of projects, Part 7 gives design advice about the fabric of buildings including structure, cladding and internal surface finishes and much more including detail on insurability, security and accessibility.

Guidance on materials selection, including requirements for fire strategy development, is particularly relevant in light of the Grenfell Tower tragedy.


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