Thermal mass in light-weight domestic construction
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Groundbreaking new research commissioned by SCI strongly rebuffs construction industry concerns that light-weight timber frame construction performs poorly with respect to the risk of overheating when compared with traditional forms of construction.
Article from In Touch with Timber Magazine Issue 12 (Summer 2013)
Author Geoffrey Pitts and advisory editor TRADA Technology's Robin Lancashire introduce TRADA's new book about best practices in site planning and building design to achieve energy efficiency.
Energy efficiency in buildings comes at a cost. Energy is another word for fuel - most commonly electricity, gas, oil or solid...
The main functions of cladding on a timber frame building are to provide weather resistance and create the external appearance required by the client.
Materials for cladding can be subdivided into two main categories: those which are self supporting (built from their own foundation and tied back to the...
Professionals undertaking surveys of timber frame buildings should have an understanding of the overall design and typical detailing employed in this form of construction.
The approach to surveying a timber framed house is no different from that used for other methods of construction. There are many similarities with brick...