A case for houses in the UK to be constructed of fibre reinforced polymer components


Evernden, M. and Mottram, T., 2009. A case for houses in the UK to be constructed of fibre reinforced polymer components. In: 11th International Conference on Non-conventional Materials and Technologies (NOCMAT), 2009-09-06 - 2009-09-09.

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A summary review is presented on the state of the present UK house-building industry and the role that Modern Methods of Construction (MMC) can play in meeting the expected rise in demand for houses offering a reduced carbon footprint. The past uses of Fibre Reinforced Polymers (FRPs) are presented and their advantages and shortcomings as house-building materials are given. It is shown that housing units of FRP materials would be lightweight, allow design flexibility and provide an energy efficient solution. To therefore meet the UK’s dual needs for low-cost housing and sustainable construction the author’s present the case for the development of open-building systems constructed of FRP components made by the pultrusion process method.


Item Type Conference or Workshop Items (Paper)
CreatorsEvernden, M.and Mottram, T.
DepartmentsFaculty of Engineering & Design > Architecture & Civil Engineering
Research CentresBRE Centre in Innovative Construction Materials
ID Code21242


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