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Data sources for energy performance assessments of historic buildings in the United Kingdom
A paper identifying data sources that can be helpful for assessing the energy performance of historic buildings.
Scotstarvit Tower Cottage
A report on the performance of a new heating system installed at Scotstarvit Tower Cottage.
Thermal assessment of internal shutters and window film applied to traditional single glazed sash and case windows.
A report examining methods for improving the thermal performance of single-glazed sash and case windows.
Hot-mixed Lime Mortars: Microstructure and Functional Performance
A paper presenting technical evidence for the use of hot-mixed lime mortars in the conservation of masonry structures.
Specifying hot-mixed lime mortars
A report examining the use of hot-mixed lime mortars for the repair, conservation and restoration of traditional masonry structures in the UK and Ireland.
A Review of Hot-Mixed External Lime Coatings in Scotland 1997-2016
A review of traditional buildings/structures in Scotland where hot-mixed lime mortars have been used for the repair or re-instatement of their external coatings since 1997.
Historic Literature Review of Traditional Lime Mortars
This Technical Paper is a review of historic literature relating to lime mortars, focusing on historic texts from 160BC - 1955
Historic External Lime Finishes in Scotland
A paper exploring historic external lime coatings on traditional buildings.
This paper is a survey and discussion as well as gazetteer of different styles of pointing and joint finishing found in Scotland.
Energy consumption and behaviour profiles for eight traditionally built dwellings
This paper gives an insight into the energy consumption and occupier comfort and behaviour for eight traditionally build dwellings in Edinburgh and surroundings.
.This paper gives an overview of different methods for moisture measurement in historic structures.
This paper outlines the results of research around the hygrothermal properties of Scottish masonry materials for use in modelling software such as WUFI.