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)
Sole plates are a vital element in a timber framed building. Their installation has a direct effect on the building's service life, line, level and plumb, and contributes to the speed of construction.
This Wood Information Sheet provides advice on getting the installation of sole plates right first...
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...
Timber frame construction of some description is a method which has been around for millennia; however over time it has become a tremendously refined practice to the point that - as buildings of up to six storeys become widely used in England and Wales - timber frame constructions of today...