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Developing performance-based standards for external timber cladding

Davies, Ivor



This paper reviews the background to, and development of, new British Standards for external timber cladding. The standards are being produced because timber has become a widely used external cladding material in the UK and this has highlighted that existing standards on the topic are inadequate. When fully published, the BS 8605 series will offer performance-based specifications and guidance on the main issues affecting external timber cladding. The standards involve multi-compliant performance measures; several technical conflicts had to be addressed.

Presentation Conference Type Conference Paper (published)
Conference Name 6th International Building Physics Conference, IBPC 2015
Start Date Jun 14, 2015
End Date Jun 17, 2015
Online Publication Date Dec 30, 2015
Publication Date 2015-11
Deposit Date May 13, 2015
Publicly Available Date Dec 1, 2016
Journal Energy Procedia
Print ISSN 1876-6102
Publisher Elsevier
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 78
Pages 183-188
Keywords Timber; external cladding; performance-based design; technical standards; moisture; façade;
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Contract Date May 13, 2015


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