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Technical training course – retrofitting traditional buildings

One day course in Canterbury – upgrading traditional and historic buildings This is a one day technical course with the Green Register on 9th May 2017 in Canterbury covering emerging research, best practice and case studies in the field of upgrading traditional and historic buildings. How do we protect our historic buildings but make them fit for the future? What are the risks for large-scale retrofit projects? How can solid-walled buildings be insulated without causing unintended consequences? For more details and to book click here.

Posted in General News on March 8th, 2017

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Now is the time to build real competence in retrofit.

How to avoid the problems caused by sub-standard retrofit work The recently published Each Home Counts (“Bonfield”) Report highlighted the problems caused by sub-standard retrofit work. It was no surprise to those of us who have been involved in the sector. In fact, for many AECB members, it will have been hard to avoid saying ‘told you so’! Whilst a big part of the problem has been the structure of the funding and the involvement of the energy companies, many of the defects in retrofit projects are in fact the result of a lack of supply-chain knowledge and skills. The » Read More

Posted in AECB Latest News on February 1st, 2017

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Experienced architect and certified Passivhaus designer give thumbs up to our retrofit training

Meet the students and find out why they are recommending our retrofit training We are excited to be preparing certificates for students who have now come to the end of their retrofit training. Other students have chosen to do the course over a longer period of time which is proving just how adaptable the training can be when students lead busy lives. We caught up with some students to find out a bit more about them, their experience of the course and most importantly, how it will help them. Margaret, an Architect in practice for 33 years, has been involved » Read More

Posted in AECB Latest News on November 15th, 2016

Advanced Retrofit Training Course Continues to Win Member Approval

Students Share More Positive Experiences of the Online Retrofit Training Course Two more current students nearing the end of our CarbonLite Online Retrofit Training Course tell us why they decided to enrol and the benefits they are now enjoying.  Jon, from Hertfordshire tells us that the course ‘exceeded his expectations’ and Richard, from West Yorkshire demonstrates how he was able to work full time whilst studying due to the convenience of the online training resources. Jon is a self employed Property Manager, mainly looking after rental properties but occasionally overseeing building works following a house renovation and two self builds.  He is now in » Read More

Posted in AECB Latest News on October 11th, 2016

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Students Share Positive Reviews of the AECB CarbonLite Retrofit Course

Current Students Tell us why they are Finding the CarbonLite Retrofit Course Invaluable We are excited to confirm that our first cohort of students are close to satisfactorily completing the eight on-line modules of our first CarbonLite Retrofit Course, fitting their learning around work and other commitments.  They have been continually assessed by questions, homework and through webinars with input from experienced AECB tutors who have first hand experience of retrofit. A big thanks go to these students for their feedback and reviews which is being used to refine the course even further.  We are now taking bookings for the next course starting on » Read More

Posted in AECB Latest News on September 30th, 2016

Claus Best outside his retrofitted home

Retrofitting – the Effective way to Achieve C02 Savings in the UK Housing Sector

Soapbox Article by Claus Best Discussing the Benefits of Retrofitting With the Government’s vote to scrap zero carbon homes and estimation that the UK population will rise by almost 10 million by 2035, there is no better time to start pushing – and I mean really pushing – the retrofitting of existing homes to achieve CO2 savings. Without action, the toxic cocktail of poorly built homes and a rapidly growing population will have wide reaching implications for the nation. One major problem is the downgrading of planned building standards, which are again slipping behind the times and expectations of the industry itself. Insulation » Read More

Posted in AECB Latest News, Soapbox on June 14th, 2016

Front elevation of Rectory Grove

Arboreal Architecture Win CIBSE Project of the Year – Residential, with Clapham Retrofit

Listed Building Retrofitted to AECB Silver Performance Standard Wins National Award Congratulations to AECB Members, Arboreal for winning this national award with their Clapham Retrofit project. The 170 year old Grade II listed Victorian townhouse underwent a ‘deep’ retrofit to become the first listed building to meet the AECB Silver Performance standard. The award recognises the new build or refurbishment of a building in the residential sector that most effectively demonstrates high levels of user satisfaction and comfort whilst delivering outstanding measured building performance. As the first listed building in England to meet the AECB Silver Performance Standard the measured actual gas » Read More

Posted in AECB Latest News on March 3rd, 2016

AECB Wales Group Visit Retrofitted House and Extension

Meeting of AECB Wales Group to Gloesgerddyn, Powys AECB members and guests recently visited Gloesgerddyn, a nearly completed retrofitted house and extension.  They were joined by; The builder – Guy Walker of Builth Builders The installers of the Biomass system and PVs – Guy Neale of The architect and long standing AECB Member – Nick Salt The Client – Anne Morgan Nick gave a slide show showing the building work as it progressed. The building was not complete which was a bonus as it was useful to see the work in progress. The house is situated in the village of Llandefaelog Fach, a few » Read More

Posted in AECB Latest News on February 29th, 2016

The Merchants House

3 Counties Group – Visit to Historic House, Hereford

Come along to see The Merchant’s House (PDF 4.71 MB), a historic Grade II Listed building in central Hereford which is about to be renovated by AECB member Jim Rann. Work hasn’t yet started so this is an opportunity to see the building with all its original features.  Jim doesn’t expect the visit to take very long so we will probably move on to a local pub afterwards for more discussion.  (NB There are no toilet facilities on site;  public loos nearby in Maylords Orchards shopping mall).  Please email here if you would like to attend and if you would like to coordinate for transport or can offer » Read More

Posted in on February 25th, 2016

AECB Annual Conference and AGM 19-20 June 2015 – University of Sheffield

Early Booking Deadline: 22 May 2015 This year’s conference is looking good. We are working with Fionn Stevenson and others from The Architecture Department at the University of Sheffield. Fiona has long been interested in issues around monitoring and usability so these will be two of the themes of this year’s conference With the launch of the AECBs CarbonLite Retrofit (CLR) we will be looking at different retrofit initiatives including one off and community based schemes. We are currently confirming the workshops and presenters but it’s looking like it will be a good one! The online booking facility is now » Read More

Posted in AECB Latest News on April 1st, 2015

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