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ISBN: 978-1-86081-275-0
Author: P J Littlefair
Publication date: 1 May 1999

Get guidance on specifying solar shading to allow good use of winter solar gain and daylighting without summer overheating, to prevent glare on comuter screens and to provide privacy for building occupants. This BRE guide describes the commonly used shading devices.

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Author: Baca Architects and BRE
ISBN: 978-1-84806-101-9
Publication date: 31 July 2009

Discover how an integrated design approach to sustainable, adaptable and safer development can allow us to live comfortably with water, not fight against it. This highly illustrated book shows how this can be achieved, what it might cost and how it might look. It combines planning poli... Read more...

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ISBN: 978-1-84806-200-9
Author: S Matthews and B Reeves
Publication date: 20 July 2012

Get new guidance on the structural assessment and strengthening options for large panel system (LPS) dwelling blocks, focusing primarily on their resistance to accidental loading associated with gas explosions.

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ISBN: 978-1-84806-084-5
Author: Carol Atkinson, Alan Yates and Martin Wyatt
Publication date: 16 February 2009

Learn about the key issues and initiatives in defining and measuring sustainability, both in the UK and internationally. This report outlines a representative sample of the major tools and initiatives that encourage improved performance in this field.

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ISBN: 978-1-84806-028-9
Author: J Prior and C Williams
Publication date: 2 May 2008

How are BREEAM, EcoHomes and the Code for Sustainable Homes being used by local authorlties? Find out how they are overcoming the barriers to sustainable development.

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  • Shows how BREEAM, EcoHomes and the Code for Sustainable Homes are being...
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ISBN: 978-1-86081-515-7
Author: Charles Stirling
Publication date: 1 January 2002

Understand the more important technical risks associated with meeting the requirements of the building regulations for thermal insulation. Technical risks are highlighted and these are followed by actions that could be taken to avoid the risk.

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ISBN: 978-1-86081-903-2
Author: Flood Repairs Forum
Publication date: 7 March 2006

Compiled by the Flood Repairs Forum, this publication helps those who are less experienced in flood repairs to understand the basic insurance and technical issues involved, and the key elements of customer care - recognising that communication and management of expectation rest at the h... Read more...

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ISBN: 978-1-86081-039-8
Author: R B Bonshor and L L Bonshor
Publication date: 1 December 1995

Understand the science of cracking and equip yourself with the means and examples to make precise calculations to avoid structural cracking in buildings. This book also gives practical advice on diagnosing the causes of cracks and how to repair them. Read more...

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ISBN: 978-1-86081-605-5
Author: R Grantham, V Enjily, M Milner, M Bullock and G Pitts
Publication date: 12 February 2003

This guide gives design and best practice guidance on structural stability and robustness (disproportionate collapse), fire safety, differential movement, construction benchmarking, the construction process and building tolerances for multi-storey timb... Read more...

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ISBN: 978-1-86081-924-7
Author: B Anderson
Publication date: 12 July 2006

Learn how to calculate U-values for different construction elements: roofs, walls, floors, basements, windows and doors using data relevant to typical UK constructions. Particular guidance is given on thermal conductivity of materials, and on various issues commonly arising when calculating U-val... Read more...

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