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  • BRE Building Elements: Roofs and roofing: Performance, diagnosis, maintenance, repair and the avoidance of defects, 3rd edition

  • H W Harrison, P M Trotman and G K Saunders

  • BRE
  • July 2009
  • 978-1-848060-920
  • Paperback
  • 280
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This extensively revised third edition contains:

- new chapters on extensive lightweight green roofs, modern methods of construction, roof-mounted photovoltaic systems, thermal insulation in lofts, loft conversions and single-layer membranes
- new sections have been included on new forms of metal roofing, siphonic roof drainage, new materials technologies, improved protective finishes for timber, metals and concrete
- where appropriate each chapter now contains a section dealing with provisions that might become necessary to accommodate climate change
- details of the latest changes in the standards covering roof drainage.

This book is about roofs and roofing: the materials and production methods and criteria that are used in the construction of these major elements of buildings. More specifically, its purpose is to draw the attention of readers to features of roofs and roofing that ensure good performance, and to the things that go wrong so that they can be avoided.

’Roofs and roofing’ draws from BRE experience to provide the building professional with a checklist of points of concern with roofing and sources of further information and advice. The text has been enhanced by:

- over 200 photographs, some one-quarter of which are new to this edition,
- over 100 drawings of roofs and roof construction detail,
- many other drawings, maps, charts, graphs and tables,
- case studies, feature panels and check lists, including a surveyors inspection list at the end of each chapter on roof types and coverings.

Illustrations
225 line drawings, 229 photos

Contents

Prefaces to first, second and third editions
About the authors
1 Introduction
Background
References
2 The basic functions of all roofs
Strength and stability
Dimensional stability
Exclusion and disposal of rain and snow
Energy conservation and ventilation
Control of solar heat and air temperature
Fire safety and precautions and lightning protection
Daylighting and control of glare
Sound insulation
Durability, ease of maintenance and whole-life costs
Functions particular to pitched roofs, and flat roofs
Extensive lightweight green roofs
Modern methods of construction
Roof-mounted photovoltaic systems
References

3 Short-span domestic pitched roofs

Concrete and clay tiles
Slate and stone tiles
Fully supported metal
Fully supported built-up bitumen felt and felt strip slates
Rigid sheets
Shingles
Thatch
Thermal insulation in lofts
Loft conversions
References

4 Short-span domestic flat roofs
Built-up felt
Mastic asphalt
Inverted flat roofs
Fully supported metal roofs
Single-layer membranes
References

5 Medium-span commercial and public roofs

Pitched roofs
Flat roofs
Vaults and other special shaped roofs such as glazed atria
Roof gardens (intensive green roofs)
Swimming pool roofs
References

6 Medium-span industrial roofs

Sheeted portals, north lights, monitors and saw-tooths
Patent glazing
Temporary and short-life roofs
References

7 Long-span roofs

All kinds of long-span roofs
Skeletal structures
References

8 Index

This extensively revised third edition contains: - new chapters on extensive lightweight green roofs, modern methods of construction, roof-mounted photovoltaic systems, thermal insulation in lofts, loft conversions and single-layer membranes - new sections have been included on new forms of metal roofing, siphonic roof drainage, new materials technologies, improved protective finishes for timber, metals and concrete - ...
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