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Sustainable timber frame diaphragm development.

  The EU Directive on Energy Performance of Buildings has the aim of promoting
energy performance within the EU and will have a direct impact on current timber
frame construction in the UK. As a result of the directive, changes to Part L of the
Building Regulations have been implemented in England and Wales with Scotland
undertaking amendments to Section 6.1of the Technical Standards in 2007.
To reach the requirements of the Directive it is perceived a timber frame wall detail
will have to attain a U-value of 0.27 W/m2K. This paper details a study which was
undertaken to derive the optimum option giving due consideration to practicality, cost,
sustainability and structural performance.

  • Publication Status:


  • Library of Congress:

    TH Building construction

  • Dewey Decimal Classification:

    694 Wood construction & carpentry


Hairstans, R., Dodyk, R. & Kermani, A. (2006). Sustainable timber frame diaphragm development



Timber Frame Construction; Domestic Dwellings; EU Directive; Wall Diaphragms;

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