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Title: Refurbishing Victorian housing
Subtitle: Guidance and assessment method for sustainable refurbishment

Ref Code: IP9/06
Authors: T Yates

Abstract1: This paper is based on a recent BRE Trust Report Sustainable refurbishment of Victorian housing (FB14), which deals with the topic in much greater detail and includes several case studies. This paper outlines a method of assessing the refurbishment of traditionally built houses dating from the period 18401919 similar to that used in BREEAM (BRE Environmental Assessment Method) EcoHomes. It looks at competing requirements for modern energy and acoustic standards, whole building performance and the effects of durability, reliability and maintainability of the building fabric. It will be of interest to construction professionals responsible for refurbishment of Victorian housing. It summarises the economic, environmental and social costs and benefits of retaining this part of the building stock and sets out a methodology that can be used in the assessment process.

Contents: Introduction Background to refurbishing sustainabl

 

Year Published: 2006

ISBN: 978-1-86081-941-4

 

Pages: 6

 

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