- Project plans
- Project activities
- Legislation and standards
- Industry context
- Specialist wikis
Last edited 27 Jul 2021
Collins Complete Do-It-Yourself Manual was published in 1986. It was created for William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. by Jackson Day and conceived by Jackson Day Jennings Ltd.
Flaunching is sometimes referred to as benching. It is often a mixture of mortar (typically a 3:1 ratio of especially strong sand and cement) that holds the chimney pot in place at the top of a chimney stack.
Another purpose of flaunching is helping to keep rain from damaging the brick or stone at the top of the stack. However, cracks may develop after several years of inclement weather. This may result in damage to the chimney’s bricks or structure. It can even lead to leaks down the chimney flue if left unrepaired. Some flaunching may be cast in concrete, but even these can still crack over time.
 Related articles on Designing Buildings Wiki
Featured articles and news
PHribbon toolbar developed for US market.
CIOB consultation seeks feedback on APPG 2020 report.
How to respond to changes made in the October 2021 update.
Resource provides professional installation assistance.
Adaptive planning proposal spans 15 years.
Activities summarised by the Construction Industry Council.
How Islamic architecture shaped Europe. Book review.
The campaign to preserve a rare blacksmith bridge.
Transitional options for the next generation of heating technologies.