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Breather membranes for timber frame walls

Wood Information Sheet 1-35

Breather membranes for timber frame walls

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Wood Information Sheet

Abstract

An overview of how all timber frame walls are designed to ‘breathe’, allowing water vapour to diffuse through the structure, addressing the associated requirements, specification, condensation risk, installation and repair.

History

Superseded by the March 2019 edition. March 2018 edition. Supersedes the 2016 edition. First published 1992; revised 2003, 2013 and 2016.

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Publisher History

TRADA Technology is an independent consultancy company and prior to 1994 was wholly owned by TRADA. It is now a member of the BM TRADA Group of companies and is the appointed provider for research and information programmes and for the administration of its member services. Providing a wide range of commercial and training services to TRADA members and to the timber and construction industries. Key publications include a wide range of Wood Information Sheets for specifiers, Span tables, Eurocode 5 guidance, Construction briefings and technical manuals on timber frame, cladding, decking, green oak, high performance windows, flooring installation and timber in refurbishment.


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NBS

NBS has produced specification systems and information products for construction industry professionals for more than 40 years. The National Building Specification is the recognised UK national standard and is used by over 5,000 organisations. NBS is part of RIBA Enterprises Ltd.

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IHS Markit is a leading global source of critical information and insight for customers in a broad range of industries. Our customer product and service solutions span four major areas of information: energy, product lifecycle management, environmental and security. By focusing on our customers first, we deliver data and expertise that enable innovative and successful decision-making. Customers range from governments and multinational companies to smaller companies and technical professionals in more than 180 countries. IHS has been in business since 1959 and employs more than 3,500 people in 35 locations around the world.

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