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Traditional construction for a sustainable future by Carole Ryan

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By Carole Ryan

1. The usual lifestyle, the start of the normal apartment and its dying 2. conventional development fabrics, their Sustainability, and the distinction with glossy fabrics three. conventional Sustainable development building- historic and glossy four. Thermal functionality and the respiring Wall five. weather, website and Thermal functionality 6. The position of the construction rules in conventional development development 7. The Pathology of conventional structures

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It would appear that the demands of fashion surmounted comfort levels to the detriment of the occupants, and more surprisingly they allowed it to do so. The Palladian movement The Palladian style of architecture, severe and purist classicism, was in reality a reaction by men of taste and influence against what they deemed to be the opulence and sheer extravagance of the Baroque style. It was a political move, the Whigs against the Jacobite Toryism that had begun to assume less importance with the death of Queen Anne in 1714.

Contemporary accounts in the 18th century indicate that they were only in use in times of illness, childbirth, and exceptionally cold weather (Beresford, 1978, quoting Parson Woodford, 1758–1802). The 18th century – general trends The upper echelons of society continued to move away from the traditional building, not so much in terms of its basic construction such as thick walls, acting as a thermal store, but in terms of its embellishment and house planning. At the same time it is clear that less thought was being given to constructing houses in tune with climatic demands.

18 The Knoll Bellypot Lane, Pidney, a striking example of entrepreneurial activity in the open village of Hazelbury, Dorset 27 1 2 3 4 51 6 7 8 9 0 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 481 THE TRADITIONAL HOUSE, ITS INCEPTION AND DEMISE 1 2 3 4 51 6 7 8 9 0 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 481 hamlet of Pidney is illustrated but is sadly no more, such is the fate of key examples of houses which illustrate a way of life in an ‘open’ village.

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