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Overcladding – the new panacea?

Hilary Davies (Principal Lecturer within the School of Surveying of Thames Polytechnic)

Structural Survey

ISSN: 0263-080X

Article publication date: 1 February 1991

Abstract

Discusses the process of overcladding, assessing economic and social factors, and the various physical problems it can remedy. Explores the desirable features of overcladding, highlighting water resistance, K value, fire resistance, high vapour permeability, dimensional stability, impact resistance, adjustability, low weight, ease of cleaning and maintenance, experienced installers and good appearance. Outlines the various factors for success, and stresses the necessity of creating a breathing fabric to alleviate condensation problems.

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Citation

Davies, H. (1991), "Overcladding – the new panacea?", Structural Survey, Vol. 9 No. 2, pp. 115-120. https://doi.org/10.1108/EUM0000000003243

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