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The impact of modernization of a 16th century timber-framed farmhouse, Suffolk, UK

Whitman, Christopher ORCID:, Prizeman, Oriel ORCID:, Gwilliam, Julie ORCID: and Walker, Pete 2018. The impact of modernization of a 16th century timber-framed farmhouse, Suffolk, UK. Presented at: Energy Efficiency in Historic Buildings (EEHB 2018), Visby, Sweden, 26-27 October 2018.

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– Well intentioned modifications to traditional buildings can potentially be detrimental if the full implications of the work are not fully understood. This paper presents the case of a 16th century Suffolk farmhouse. Extended in the 1700s, the timber-framed building was clad in cement render in the early 20th century. At a later date the timber sole plates were encased in concrete and painted with an impervious resin. Finally in 2005 the panel infills were replaced with rigid polyisocyanurate (PIR) thermal insulation. In-situ environmental monitoring and digital simulation are used to assess the impact of these measures on the performance of the building. The outcomes of this research are now being used to enhance the informed conservation of this building.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Date Type: Completion
Status: Unpublished
Schools: Architecture
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Date of First Compliant Deposit: 8 October 2018
Last Modified: 24 Oct 2022 07:41

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