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Definitions of Refurbishment

Definitions of Refurbishment

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Definitions of RefurbishmentRefurbishment is a process that will adjust the building became as anoriginal function whether through conversion, renovation, restoration and retrofit.There is a broad definition of the term refurbishment such as:i. Refurbishment refers to a generic and inter-changeable term includingrehabilitation, modernization, renovations, alterations, improvements,additions, repairs, renewal, retrofitting of an existing building and the termdoes not include domestic maintenance work such as cleaning andemergency maintenance, (Quah, 1988).ii. The Chartered Institute of Building (1987) defines refurbishment as thealteration of an existing designed to improve the facilities, rearrange internalareas and/or the structure life span without changing the original function.iii. Based on, Hall (1984) refurbishment refers to the process of repair,conversion and alteration of existing buildings to permit their reuse for variousspecified purposes.iv. While according to, Riley, Cotgrave (2005), refurbishment is the extending theuseful life of existing buildings through the adaption of their basic forms toprovide a new or updated version of the original structure. The amount of work that is required in order to achieve this definitions will be very differenton different projects, and will depend on:The condition of the existing structureThe shape and size of the existing structureThe location of the structureThe intended use of the structureThe amount of work required to the existing structure to enablecompliance with current Building Regulations.Whether the Building is listed, either wholly or partly Adequate funding being availableWhether the work can be carried out safelyThere is several term that in conjunction with refurbishment such as conversionterms that imply the main use of the building will be altered, but that the mainstructure will not be changed. While, renovation and restoration imply that the work

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