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Title: Insulating ground floors

Ref Code: GG45
Authors: C Stirling

Abstract1: Highlights typical installation techniques, materials, insulation thicknesses and potential technical risks in achieving improved thermal standards. It covers concrete ground floors insulated above or below the structure, concrete ground floors insulated around the edge, and insulated suspended timber ground floors. Warnings about service entries through insulated floors are given, e.g. water and waste pipes below the floor construction can be damaged by frost, electric cables enclosed within insulation may overheat.



Year Published: 2001

ISBN: 978-1-86081-484-6


Pages: 8


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