The nature of mass masonry granite walling and the potential for retrofit internal wall insulation strategies.
Buda, Gerard; Taylor, Bruce J.; Bennadji, Amar
Bruce J. Taylor
Traditional buildings constructed of solid granite walling that have timber framing with lath and plaster internal finish are not thermally efficient when compared with modern constructions. They are also termed hard-to-treat as they need special care and attention to historic detailing, breathability and hygrothermal performance. These traditional buildings were originally constructed with lime mortar but during the period of mass Housing Disrepair Notices, many of these buildings were re-pointed using OPC-based cement/sand mortar. While the whole house needs to be considered in any thermal improvement strategy, granite walling presents a particular characteristic which demands a different approach to that of sandstone or limestone walling when considering internal wall insulation. This paper explores the main issues to consider when contemplating a thermal improvement strategy from the material perspective. The buildings identified in this paper are in the North-East of Scotland.
BUDA, G., TAYLOR, B. and BENNADJI, A. 2013. The nature of mass masonry granite walling and the potential for retrofit internal wall insulation strategies. Journal of building survey, appraisal and valuation [online], 2(1), pages 36-43. Available from: https://www.ingentaconnect.com/content/hsp/jbsav/2013/00000002/00000001/art00005
|Journal Article Type||Article|
|Acceptance Date||Dec 31, 2013|
|Online Publication Date||Dec 31, 2013|
|Publication Date||Mar 31, 2013|
|Deposit Date||Sep 17, 2014|
|Publicly Available Date||Sep 17, 2014|
|Journal||Journal of building survey, appraisal and valuation|
|Publisher||Henry Stewart Publications|
|Peer Reviewed||Peer Reviewed|
|Keywords||Granite walling; Hygrothermal performance; Stone characteristics; Breathability|
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