Refurbishment and Upgrading of Buildings

2nd Edition

David Highfield, Christopher Gorse

Spon Press
Published May 27, 2009
Reference - 272 Pages
ISBN 9780415441247 - CAT# RU53916

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Summary

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:

  • existing floor and wall strengthening
  • facade retention
  • introduction of new floors
  • timber decay problems
  • fire-resistance
  • prevention of moisture and damp
  • upgrading thermal and acoustic performance.

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.

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