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Basements, land use and energy conservation 1: Market and construction survey.

Ref: C/30, £25.00 (order both Basements publications for special price of £30.00)

Produced by the British Cement Association in conjunction with the Basement Development Group, this evaluates the use of basements in assisting future housing demands with more efficient use of land and a reduction in energy consumption. It also assesses materials, types and forms, and surveys attitudes to basement use, construction and design.

Basements, land use and energy conservation: Basement house, case studies

Ref: C/31, £15.00 (order both Basement publications for the special price of £30.00)

This publication contains a series of case studies carried out in conjunction with the above. Case studies have been selected so as to encompass a reasonable range of construction methods and waterproofing, and both main-contractor developments and self-build. Basement usage is from general garage and storage through to habitable accommodation.

The benefits of ready-mixed concrete

Ref: 97.345

The final module in a series of publications by the Ready-mixed Concrete Bureau which describes the benefits of using ready-mixed concrete. The other publications draw together the important factors relating to the specifying, ordering, production, site practice and testing of ready-mixed concrete and ensuring its conformity with national standards and purchasers' specifications.

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