Why was 1960's Converted Bungalow Built With Solid Walls?


Postby cksky » Thu Feb 12, 2015 8:39 pm

Hi
I have been trying to determine the age and wall construction of our converted bungalow. After removing some cladding I have found the flank wall to be solid flemish bond which looks quite old. But a friend insists he remembers the bungalow being built it the early 1960s. Would they have used this method at that time as opposed to established cavity wall and why?
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Postby cksky » Wed Mar 04, 2015 7:43 pm

Maybe I should have worded this differently. I'm assuming that cavity walls were not necessary by building control in 1960s. But the advantages of them must have been understood by then so why would soild have been chosen?
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Postby stuart45 » Wed Apr 01, 2015 7:44 pm

Cavity walls are not required by Building Regs. Even today solid walls can be built as long as they meet the U values and other regs.
In tthe early 60's a solid 9 inch wall was OK as long as it was protected with cladding, render tile hung etc. U values first came in with the 65 building regs.
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