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Roof slates have featured prominently in the residential architecture of Western Europe for several centuries. Artificial slates made from fibre cement, and asbestos-free fibre cement slates in particular, are more recent, however. This paper will examine the transition towards asbestos-free fibre cement slates that was initiated following the controversy concerning asbestos in the 1970s to determine the impact of that transition upon architecture in Western Europe. The majority of our research has been performed by studying (inter)national architecture journals and manufacturer documentation. Its aim is to supplement the knowledge of the construction history of the recent past, which is largely unexplored.
|Title of host publication||Timber and Construction|
|Subtitle of host publication||Proceedings of the Ninth Conference of the Construction History Society|
|Editors||James WP Campbell, Nina Baker, Michael Driver, Michael Heaton, Natcha Ruamsanitwong, Christine Wall, David Yeomans|
|Place of Publication||Cambridge|
|Publisher||Construction History Society|
|Number of pages||10|
|Publication status||Published - 1 Apr 2022|
|Event||Ninth Annual Conference of the Construction History Society - Queens' College, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, United Kingdom|
Duration: 1 Apr 2022 → 3 Apr 2022
|Conference||Ninth Annual Conference of the Construction History Society|
|Period||1/04/22 → 3/04/22|
- Construction History
- Construction Materials
- 20th Century
- Roof construction
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BRGDOC8: Applied PhD 2020: ARCHBXL : The Brussels housing stock (1975-2000): materiality and heritage value
Wouters, I., Van de Voorde, S. & Parein, M.
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