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Refurbishment Case Study 5

The Pleasance, Edinburgh – Insulation of coom ceiling, attic space and lightwell

The project described in this case study sought to demonstrate that effective thermal upgrades are possible in traditionally constructed buildings without excessive cost and disruption to the owner or extensive removal and damage to the building fabric. Maintaining the water vapour permeability, whilst upgrading the coom ceiling, attic space and lightwell of the building, was also an important consideration. The upgraded property is a B-listed, mid terrace, attic floor apartment, owned by Castle Rock Edinvar Housing Association, and lies in an urban area of Edinburgh.

  • Audiences

    Planners and Owners, Conservation and Heritage Enthusiasts

  • Date Published

    01 January 2013

  • Publisher

    Historic Environment Scotland

  • Publication Types

    Technical, Advice & Guidance, Case Study, Refurbishment Case Studies

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Refurbishment Case Study 5