Illumination & Decoration of Flat Surfaces
It must be appreciated that no building surface is perfectly flat and that the best that can be expected is the appearance of flatness. Unfortunately, this appearance can easily be destroyed by the effect of glancing light, whether natural or artificial. Illumination and Decoration of Flat Surfaces shows the effect of different light sources on a variety of lining materials and paints so that best effects can be achieved.
Different types of building surfaces are investigated, including set plaster, fibrous plaster, hardboard and gypsum board with gloss and semi-gloss paint applied. This full-color edition also discusses new building materials such as cement sheet, polystyrene and various composite panels, as well as new building practices, low embodied energy materials and higher energy efficiency of buildings.
Illumination and Decoration of Flat Surfaces is a must-have for people involved in the building industry, both commercial and residential.
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Glancing light on flat surfaces
Avoiding the effects of glancing light
External lightweight cladding
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achieve acrylic-based texture coating Align plasterboard joints angles taped appearance of flatness appears by diffuse appears by glancing applied finish area of hard-set BOB CAMERON building surface ceiling height cement render consumer expectations differences in level diffuse light effects of glancing energy efficiency entire wall external angles fibrous plaster Figure 2a Figure 3c Figure 5a ﬁnish FINISH Level ﬂat flat surfaces flatness is desired ﬂush and sanded glancing light gloss paints Gypsum hard-set plaster illuminated by glancing irregularities isolated lamps level of finish light falling nearly light fittings lighting conditions Joints lightweight cladding lightweight insulation systems narrow windows close ordinary light panel joints pelmets perfectly flat PLASTER JOINT plasterboard joints parallel plasterboard linings polymer render polystyrene quality projects Level recessed light render Not recommended rendered finish rendered wall screeded set ﬂush shadows cast shown in Figure skim coat standard of finish suitable surface texture taped and set unbroken surfaces V-joint workmanship