No-fines concrete homes: atypical thermal performances

Nigel Craig, James Sommerville, Antoinette Charles

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    Abstract

    This paper is a continuation of “No-fines concrete in the UK social housing stock: 50 years on” published in Issue 4 of Volume 29 of this journal. It identifies the thermal performance of existing, un-refurbished no-fines concrete (NFC) walls; as about 33,000 NFC homes exist in Scotland. A majority of these properties are owned by social housing providers (SHPs) and are being upgraded to current building standards. Literature identifies the thermal performance (U-value) of NFC walls ranging from 1.1 W/m2K to 2.0 W/m2K depending on the build-up of the structure. The homes are classified as “hard to treat” and, as a result, the occupants experience “fuel poverty”.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)43-55
    Number of pages13
    JournalStructural Survey
    Volume31
    Issue number1
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2013

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    Keywords

    • concretes
    • thermal properties
    • construction materials
    • heat loss
    • in situ u-values
    • no-fines concrete
    • refurbishment
    • thermal performance
    • thermal bridging

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