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'The durability and design life of the external face of the enclosure and its components should be related to, but not necessarily the same as, the design life of the completed building . . . The designer should, nevertheless, assess as precisely as possible the required minimum life of the enclosure as a whole (with maintenance considered),' states bs8200 Design of non-loadbearing external vertical enclosures of buildings.

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