• Ivor H. Seeley


This chapter is concerned primarily with finishings to walls and ceilings. Floor finishings were considered in chapter 6. In selecting wall and ceiling finishings, probably the two most important considerations are appearance and maintenance costs. In particular situations other factors may also be important, such as resistance to condensation, acoustic properties and provision of a smooth, even surface.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ivor H. Seeley
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  1. 1.Department of SurveyingTrent PolytechnicNottinghamUK

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