Installing insulation between timber studwork – retrofit

Installing insulation between timber studwork - case study Offices in industrial mills, modern flats in village churches and even Victorian water towers converted into homes, the last decade has seen an increasing number of period properties brought back to life in one form or another.

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Date: May 17, 2017
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Insulating timber frame – new build

Timber frame insulation Quality has become a key watch word in the UK construction industry, and particularly within housebuilding, in recent years.

In 2016, the BRE launched the Home Quality Mark, a voluntary standard designed to provide consumers with information about the … Read the rest

Date: May 10, 2017
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Back to the future – the revival of timber frame construction

Timber frame From Metropolis to Minority Report, set designers have been imagining the buildings of the future for well over a century. The built environments are dominated by man-made materials such as steel and concrete.  It’s ironic, therefore, that to solve Britain’s… Read the rest
Date: May 4, 2017
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Tackling the housing shortage – going offsite

Offsite construction “As recently as the 1990s, a first-time buyer couple on a low-to-middle income saving five per cent of their wages each month would have enough for an average-sized deposit after just three years. Today it would take them 24 years.”… Read the rest
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Final Friday Five

Horizons - Neil Dawson By Nita - Flickr: Trompe L'oeil, CC BY-SA 2.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=32213922

Image: NitaFlickr: Trompe L’oeil, CC BY-SA 2.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=32213922 

A bird’s-eye perspective

We’ve recently become mesmerised by the Daily Overview’s bird’s eye perspective. We’re all too used to seeing our ever-changing landscape with our feet … Read the rest

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