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Almeida, N, Sousa, V, Alves Dias, L and Branco, F (2010) A framework for combining risk-management and performance-based building approaches. Building Research & Information, 38(02), 74.

Ascione, F, Bellia, L, Mazzei, P and Minichiello, F (2010) Solar gain and building envelope: the surface factor. Building Research & Information, 38(02), 205.

Carbonara, N and Pellegrino, R (2020) The role of public private partnerships in fostering innovation. Construction Management and Economics, 38(02), 140–56.

Dansoh, A, Frimpong, S and Oppong, G D (2020) Exploring the dimensions of traditional authority influencing stakeholder management at the pre-construction stage of infrastructure projects. Construction Management and Economics, 38(02), 189–206.

Eriksson, P, Milić, V and Brostrom, T (2019) Balancing preservation and energy efficiency in building stocks. International Journal of Building Pathology and Adaptation, 38(02), 356–73.

Februandari, A (2019) Authenticity in cultural built heritage: learning from Chinese Indonesians’ houses. International Journal of Building Pathology and Adaptation, 38(02), 262–78.

Gram-Hanssen, K (2010) Residential heat comfort practices: understanding users. Building Research & Information, 38(02), 86.

Leiringer, R and Schweber, L (2010) Managing multiple markets: big firms and PFI. Building Research & Information, 38(02), 43.

Lucke, T and Beecham, S (2010) Capacity loss in siphonic roof drainage systems due to aeration. Building Research & Information, 38(02), 17.

Narbaev, T, De Marco, A and Orazalin, N (2020) A multi-disciplinary meta-review of the public–private partnerships research. Construction Management and Economics, 38(02), 109–25.

Organ, S (2019) The opportunities and challenges of improving the condition and sustainability of a historic building at an international tourist attraction in the UK. International Journal of Building Pathology and Adaptation, 38(02), 329–55.

Pu, W, Xu, F, Chen, R and Marques, R C (2020) PPP project procurement model selection in China: does it matter?. Construction Management and Economics, 38(02), 126–39.

Rose, T and Manley, K (2010) Motivational misalignment on an iconic infrastructure project. Building Research & Information, 38(02), 56.

Sharma, M and Lee, A (2019) Dementia-friendly heritage settings: a research review. International Journal of Building Pathology and Adaptation, 38(02), 279–310.

Tavakoli, N and Hosseini Nourzad, S H (2020) Win-win pricing method for BOT projects using a simulation-based evolutionary optimization. Construction Management and Economics, 38(02), 157–71.

Tunefalk, M, Legner, M and Leijonhufvud, G (2019) Long-term effects of additional insulation of building façades in Sweden. International Journal of Building Pathology and Adaptation, 38(02), 374–85.

van der Meer, J, Hartmann, A, van der Horst, A and Dewulf, G (2020) Multi-criteria decision analysis and quality of design decisions in infrastructure tenders: a contractor’s perspective. Construction Management and Economics, 38(02), 172–88.

Whitman, C J, Prizeman, O, Walker, P and Gwilliam, J A (2019) Heritage retrofit and cultural empathy; a discussion of challenges regarding the energy performance of historic UK timber-framed dwellings. International Journal of Building Pathology and Adaptation, 38(02), 386–404.

  • Type: Journal Article
  • Keywords: Thermal comfort; Cultural significance; Energy retrofit; Historic timber frame;
  • ISBN/ISSN: 2398-4708
  • URL: https://doi.org/10.1108/IJBPA-02-2019-0023
  • Abstract:
    The energy retrofit of the existing building stock, and specifically the thermal upgrading of the buildings’ envelopes, has been identified as a key action for both the decarbonisation of the built environment and the reduction in fuel poverty. When considering the energy retrofit of heritage buildings it is, however, important to recognise both the technical issues that this entails and the potential impact on their cultural value and the emotional responses to it. The purpose of this paper is to focus on the thermal upgrading of historic timber-framed buildings in the UK. Design/methodology/approach The paper begins by exploring the cultural significance of this form of building construction, before examining three case studies using both quantitative and qualitative methodologies. Findings The results show that whilst the application of energy retrofit actions to this emblematic typology may have limited success, the emotional connection of the buildings’ occupants often results in the work resulting in higher user satisfaction than would otherwise be expected. Research limitations/implications Although limited in number, the three case studies provide an insight into the complex issues surrounding the low energy retrofit of historic timber-framed buildings. Further research into this area is encouraged. Practical implications The paper contains the monitoring of specific retrofit details, the results of which should inform future projects. Social implications The review of the cultural significance of historic timber-frame buildings in the UK underlines the importance of the conservation and continuing survival of these buildings. Originality/value Previous heritage retrofit research in the UK has focussed on solid wall construction with little investigation into the issues surrounding the retrofit of historic timber-frame buildings. This paper explores this previously under-researched area. Additionally, this paper begins to explore the possible links between occupants’ emotional connection to historic buildings and their perceived levels of comfort.

Zahari, N F, Che-Ani, A I, Abdul Rashid, R B, Mohd Tahir, M A and Amat, S (2019) Factors contribute in development of the assessment framework for wheelchair accessibility in National Heritage Buildings in Malaysia. International Journal of Building Pathology and Adaptation, 38(02), 311–28.