Public perceptions towards timber frame construction

Studholme, James (2010) Public perceptions towards timber frame construction. BSc dissertation, University of Portsmouth.

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    Abstract

    The need to reduce carbon dioxide emissions, coupled with the high demand for housing, has provided the construction industry with plentiful opportunities. The adoption of modern methods of construction to produce energy efficient and quality houses has been slow to date. Time saving methods have not been a compelling enough reason to switch from more traditional construction methods, which still remain cheaper in most cases. The increased use of timber frame has seen the market rise dramatically over the last few years and many experts expect it to continue doing so. This technique looks set to increase productivity through the use of prefabrication and its quicker build times. The industry is set to expand and evolve to produce higher levels of energy efficiency in homes, ultimately achieving the zero carbon target in the future. This research project aims to investigate public perception towards timber frame construction. In turn, discovering whether there are still worries and issues over residing in this type of dwelling. To evaluate public opinion, primary data has been collected in the form of questionnaires. Analysis of this research has provided an insight into public opinion with support towards timber frame. However, public knowledge over some of the facts surrounding sustainability and this method of construction remain limited.

    Item Type: Dissertation
    Departments/Research Groups: ?? EDAM ??
    Depositing User: Jane Polwin
    Date Deposited: 20 Jan 2011 12:49
    Last Modified: 28 Jan 2015 11:16
    URI: http://eprints.port.ac.uk/id/eprint/1011

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