by H W Harrison, R C de Vekey (01-Dec-1998)
This third book in the BRE Building Elements series considers the main vertical elements of buildings, both external (including walls, windows and doors) and internal (including separating walls, partitions and internal doors). It deals in outline with the performance requirements of the spaces from which the required performances of the walls are derived, and also, in principle, with the achieved performances and deficiencies of the fabric over the whole age range of the national building stock. This book is addressed primarily to building surveyors and other professionals performing similar functions, such as architects and builders, who maintain, repair, extend and renew the national building stock. It will also find application in the education field, where lecturers can find indication of where the construction syllabus needs attention. Statistics are given of BRE Advisory Service investigations of walls by type of defect and by type of building. 308 pages.
Other publications that may also be of interest
BRE Building Elements: Floors and flooring - performance, diagnosis, maintenance, repair and the avoidance of defects.
BRE Building Elements: Roofs and roofing: Performance, diagnosis, maintenance, repair and the avoidance of defects - Third Edition
BRE Building Elements: Foundations, basements and external works
BRE Building Elements: Building services - performance, diagnosis, maintenance, repair and the avoidance of defects
Earth masonry - Design and construction guidelines.
see AP243 for the full set of Building Elements books