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Title
Radon protection for new dwellings: Avoiding problems and getting it right!
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Author
C Scivyer
Date
15-Oct-2008
Price
£18.00
Stock code
321558
ISBN
978-1-84806-067-8
Abstract
This Good Building Guide gives practical advice and guidance on the successful installation of radon-protective measures in new dwellings. In recent BRE studies an increasing number of new homes built with radon-protective measures are being tested and found to have elevated indoor radon levels. This Guide will help designers, site managers, building control authorities and site operatives to ensure that radon-protection measures work. It should be read in conjunction with BRE Report BR 211 (2007) Radon: guidance on protective measures for new buildings. Two other Good Building Guides cover radon-protective measures for new extensions and conservatories (GBG 73) and larger buildings (GBG 75).

Pages: 8

Format: A4

Illustrations: 5 line drawings, 6 photos

Contents
What is radon and why consider it within new dwellings?
Background to solving the problem
Requirements for protective measures
Radon is everyone’s problem
Avoiding problems and getting it right
- Radon barriers (Barrier materials, Cavity protection, Lapping and sealing of membranes and trays, Continuity of barriers through internal walls, Service penetrations) - Radon sumps
- Underfloor ventilation
- Type of floor construction (Sealing around service penetrations in beam-and-block floors, Laying the radon barrier for an in-situ concrete floor)
- Protection of the completed radon barrier
- Stepped construction
Radon measurement for new dwellings
Further information
References and further reading

Subject/Keywords
Good Building Guide 74, GBG74
Publisher
BRE Electronic Publications BRE Electronic Publications
 
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