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Retrofit of historic timber-framed buildings in the UK: monitoring replacement infill panels

Whitman, Christopher ORCID: 2021. Retrofit of historic timber-framed buildings in the UK: monitoring replacement infill panels. Presented at: SPAB / STBA Annual Conference 2021, Online, 28-29 September 2021.

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With the low energy retrofit of buildings of traditional construction there exists the risk that these improvements may lead to interstitial condensation and moisture accumulation. For historic timber-framed buildings, this potentially exposes the embedded historic timbers to conditions favouring fungal decay and insect infestation. He will present his research examining these risks, including in situ hygrothermal monitoring of case studies, hygrothermal simulation, the monitoring of physical test panels installed in dual climatic controlled chambers and to conclude, the initial results of the ongoing research project, funded by Historic England, monitoring the hygrothermal performance of four replacement infill details. The materials under review are traditional wattle and daub, a wood fibre and wood wool composite detail, expanded cork board and hempcrete.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Lecture)
Status: Unpublished
Schools: Architecture
Subjects: D History General and Old World > DA Great Britain
N Fine Arts > NA Architecture
Q Science > QC Physics
Funders: Historic England
Date of Acceptance: 21 September 2021
Last Modified: 01 Dec 2022 12:57

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