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RIBA House of the Year 2018: two more homes added to shortlist

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The Lochside house was also interesting for displaying what seems to be a growing trend for using timber as a pitched roof 'cladding' material - and it'll be interesting to see how these roofs weather; The ones illustrated in the AJ seem undoubtedly to have been more intelligently detailed than the sweet chestnut feather-edge lapped board so-called 'rain screen cladding' to the infamous Dartington Primary School roofs - which unbelievably apparently had no underlying waterproofing membrane or vapour barrier - but it's surely going against centuries of experience in the use of timber in our climate to expect it to behave reliably when used to cover a pitched roof. Forestry Commission holiday cabins at sites in Cornwall, Argyll and (I think) Wales were originally built with vertical rough sawn lapped timber board cladding to the roofs, but as far as I'm aware most - if not all - of these now have more conventional profiled sheet roofing.

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24 November, 2018

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12:57 pm

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