Building Adaptation by James Douglas

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A pragmatic consultant at the some ways to re-use development buildings via edition. conceal; construction model; Contents; checklist of figures; checklist of tables; Preface to second version; Preface to 1st version; Disclaimer; Acknowledgements; 1 advent; 2 Feasibility; three ideas of changing structures; four Adaptive reuses; five Lateral extensions; 6 Vertical extensions; 7 Structural adjustments; eight rules of refurbishment; nine extra points of refurbishment; 10 Sustainable version; eleven Implementation; Appendices; thesaurus; Bibliography; Index

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G. lowering the ceiling level). g. to compartmentalize it to form more, but smaller offices or rooms). g. as part of a conversion of a single occupancy into a multipleoccupancy property). g. to form a larger space). g. study). g. to form larger dining room). Providing common areas and circulation. g. additional bedroom). g. additional bathroom or ensuite toilet). g. work/computer room). Alterations for the elderly and disabled. Reconfiguration of internal planning for convenience. g. from lounge to kitchen or vice versa).

G. London-Hilton in Paddington) or large shopping centre. Environmental enhancement ● ● ● ● ● Installation of new or upgraded services to improve internal comfort conditions and energy efficiency. Contribute to better sustainability (see Chapter 10). Higher performance standards for the indoor climate. Painting or repainting external facades of buildings to improve their appearance. External environmental improvements, such as new hard and soft landscaping, as part of an urban regeneration scheme.

This is because it reduces both energy consumption and the generation of waste. It minimizes the need for using up fresh material resources and energy required in producing and transporting them. In other words, the embodied energy and transport energy consumption is much lower than with a similar size new-build scheme. Moreover, because it avoids demolition adaptation minimizes pollution and waste. The adaptive reuse of derelict and redundant buildings also helps to relieve pressure on the development of greenfield sites.

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