RICS Draft UK Guidance Note - Valuation of properties in multi-storey, multi-occupancy residential buildings with cladding, 1st edition

Valuation of properties in multi-storey, multi-occupancy residential buildings with cladding

Glossary

Cladding

A method of enclosing a building externally by the attachment of finishing materials spanning between given points of support on the face of the building. For the purposes of this guidance note, the material types together with their fixings to be considered as cladding are: aluminium composite material (ACM), brick slips, high pressure laminate (HPL), metal composite material (MCM), metal sheet panels, rendered external wall insulation system, plastic, tiling systems, and timber or wood.

Note: this list of cladding types is as defined by the UK government in Building Safety Programme: estimates of EWS1 requirements on residential buildings in England

Curtain wall glazing

An external wall cladding type comprising a frame or grid fixed to the face of a structure, usually at floor levels, with glass infill panels, with or without spandrel panels.

 

For the purposes of this document, and for consistency with the Advice for Building Owners of Multi-storey, Multi-occupied Residential Buildings, the following external wall types have been excluded from the term 'cladding':

  • masonry construction (panels of solid brickwork, blockwork, or stonework)
  • traditional cavity wall construction (with a brickwork, blockwork or stonework external leaf)
  • timber framed buildings with a brickwork, blockwork or stonework external leaf
  • concrete panels and
  • stone panels.