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Stop funding ‘hothouse’ modular homes, MPs tell government

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Agree with the previous comments and would make the following (obvious) points. Virtually all modern homes are of a thermally lightweight construction; whether they use bricks, blocks etc. With the demise of wet plastering, and the rise of dry lining, we end up with an insulating air gap behind the drywall with any thermal mass effectively decoupled from the room air. Virtually all modern homes will, unfortunately overheat because of this; hence modular construction is little different from what has become "traditional construction". A final point; during prolonged hot spells, heavyweight construction can absorb heat and exacerbate the problem. I've been measuring the wall temperatures of my own home (wet plaster on concrete blocks) and found temperatures 27oC.

Posted date

31 July, 2018

Posted time

12:39 pm

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