All Lifetime costs articles – Page 5

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    Lifetime costs: environmental control


    John Armstrong, an independent consultant and chairman of the CIBSE maintenance task group, outlines the whole-life costs of a range of evironmental control systems and examines the expense-creating problems often associated with such installations

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    LIfetime costs: timber and PVCu windows


    The Building Performance Group takes a look at the window specifier's options in timber and PVCu frames, including the pros and cons of each type, how long the frames can be expected to last, and what they'll have cost by the end of their service

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    Lifetime costs: Walling and environmental efficiency


    Walling is a key element of construction lifetime costs. Kathryn Bourke of BRE underlines the main implications in planning the whole service life and performance of walls – plus overleaf, BRE's new environmental profiles scheme explained

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    Lifetime costs: Full metal packet


    Metal roof coverings are many and varied – and so are the accompanying costs. In the first of Specifier’s Lifetime costs series, the Building Performance Group offers a guide to lifespan, whole-life costings and the durability of metal sheet roofing