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Achieving airtightness: practical guidance on techniques - floors, walls and roofs.  <B> (Downloadable version)</B>

Achieving airtightness: practical guidance on techniques - floors, walls and roofs. (Downloadable version)

by M Jaggs & C Scivyer (13-Feb-2006)

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Book Description

The aim of this three-part Good Building Guide is to give the best advice on achieving airtightness in new buildings. It is based on data obtained from laboratory testing and observations made while undertaking air leakage audits in buildings. This second part gives practical guidance on techniques for achieving airtightness in floors, walls and roofs. 8 pages.


Part 1 (available separately) describes the common air leakage paths and sets out the principles to follow when developing energy-efficient construction details and Part 3 (available separately) provides practical guidance on achieving airtightness in windows and doors, sealing methods and materials.

Part 2 Contents:
Floors
Solid concrete floors
Suspended concrete floors
Suspended timber floors
Raised access floors
Service penetrations through ground floors
Walls
Masonry walls
Drywall and drylining
Timber-frame systems
Structural steel-framed systems
Curtain walling
Profiled metal walls and roofs
Roofs and services in roof spaces
Rooflights and solar pipes
Vapour barriers and vapour control layers
Suspended ceilings
References and further reading
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