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In situ U-Value monitoring of traditional and modern infill panels of a 15th Century Cruck-framed dwelling, in Herefordshire UK.

Whitman, Christopher and Prizeman, Oriel Elizabeth Clare 2016. In situ U-Value monitoring of traditional and modern infill panels of a 15th Century Cruck-framed dwelling, in Herefordshire UK. Association of Preservation Technology Bulletin
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Abstract

Hacton Cruck is a 15th century cruck hall in the Wye Valley, Herefordshire, UK. Once derelict it has been renovated by its owner and now provides holiday accommodation. This paper presents U-Value (thermal transmittance) in situ monitoring comparing three different wall infill panels, one of which incorporates modern multi foil insulation with an aim to improve the building’s thermal performance. Whilst the results show that this panel performs 70-80% better than the traditional infill panels, the results of thermography and pressure testing undertaken at the same time, show that the impact of this improvement on internal thermal comfort conditions is diminished by other factors. This highlights the need for a holistic approach when considering the retrofit of both historic and contemporary buildings. This monitoring was undertaken as part of ongoing PhD research into the low carbon retrofitting of historic timber-framed buildings in the UK.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Submission
Status: Submitted
Schools: Architecture
Subjects: N Fine Arts > NA Architecture
Last Modified: 05 Jun 2017 12:39
URI: http://orca.cf.ac.uk/id/eprint/89419

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