This section of the site will
help you find information about the solid components of the external
envelope -walls and roofs. In terms of energy performance they
are the key elements of any house.
Walls come in three generic
types, loadbearing masonry, framed and clad, or reinforced poured/sprayed
materials such as concrete and ferro cement.Featured
Flat Felt Roofing DVD (Torch-on
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This single DVD covers all safety issues and illustrates, chapter
by chapter, a complete three layer system of
the torch on application of felt roofing materials including
flashings to the drip edge, side fascia, parapet wall, adjacent
tiled/slate roof, box gutter, skylight and soil/pipe details.
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Bricks -clay handmade and pressed facing
brick, engineering brick and brick specials.
Cladding -made made
flat and profiled sheet materials for cladding walls and roofs.
Concrete -in situ poured / sprayed and pre
Insulation -thermally insulating materials for
walls and roofs.
of timber frame systems and homes.
Roof finishes can be divided
into pitched or flat roofs. Clearly the shallower the pitch,
the more reliance is placed on the performance of the surfacing
material -this may be reflected in the life of the roof finish.
Traditional tiles and slate offer the greatest length