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Ogley, P and Wood, C and Pickles, D and Brocklebank, I (2010) ENERGY EFFICIENCY IN HISTORIC BUILDINGS - Insulating pitched roofs at ceiling level-cold roofs. Project Report. English Heritage.


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This guidance note provides advice on the principles, risks, materials and methods for insulating pitched roofs at ceiling level. When insulation is placed at this position the roof is often referred to as a ‘cold roof’. Insulating the top floor ceiling is one of the easiest and cheapest means of improving the energy efficiency of buildings. Such work can be carried out successfully in older buildings if approached with care. Even very thick layers of insulation will not cause problems if installed carefully with materials that are compatible with the existing construction. However, the installation can be made much more difficult if part of the ceiling is sloping, for instance if the room is partly within a roof space.

Item Type: Monograph (Project Report)
Uncontrolled Keywords: pitched roofs, ceiling, historic building, energy efficiency, cold roof,
Subjects: English > Building Envelope > Insulation
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Depositing User: Kajsa Stavebring
Date Deposited: 25 Feb 2011 19:26
Last Modified: 04 Apr 2017 11:09

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