A detailed guide to the technical aspects of refurbishing and upgrading buildings, this book provides solutions to a range of problems, challenges and issues and is essential reading for all students studying building refurbishment at all levels. Includes:
This new edition has been fully updated to include new technological information, and covers new areas such as stonework restoration and repair, upgrading of c1960 framed buildings, refurbishment logistics and case-studies.
Introduction 1. Why Refurbishment? 2. Upgrading the Fire-Resistance of Existing Elements 3. Upgrading Internal Surfaces 4. Upgrading the Thermal Performance of Existing Elements 5. Upgrading the Acoustic Performance of Existing Elements 6. Preventing Moisture and Dampness Within Buildings 7. Introduction of New Floors and Access Between Levels 8. Timber Decay and Remedial Treatments 9. Strengthening of Existing Timber Floors 10. Heavy-Lifting Systems 11. Underpinning Systems 12. Strengthening Existing Walls 13. Façade Retention. Index of Products and Systems