Turning the heat up on party walls

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Lewis Taylor of TRADA Technology's Building Performance Division comments on pending changes to Approved Document L. The thermal performance of party walls is to be considered for the first time.

Article from In Touch with Timber Issue 2 (Autumn 2010)

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