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Nottingham & East Midlands Groups visit Transition West Bridgford’s “Eco Houses Under Construction” from 16th July
July 16, 2011 @ 12:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Gil Schalom of the AECB Nottingham Group announces a great opportunity to visit the first of West Bridgford in Transition’s “Eco Houses Under Construction” – organised by Nottingham AECB Local Group member Tina Holt
The first of these is on on Saturday 16th July from 12.30pm at West Bridgford, Nottingham with Talk by Steve Day, Fabric Architects.
This will give the architect’s perspective when designing an ultra-low energy refurbishment for a 1950’s brick house of solid wall construction. Tina’s refurbishment is now receiving the finishing touches to the detailed design – which we hope will get us very close to the Passive House standard for existing buildings (known as EnerPHit).
Details of the second event . . . .
Saturday 23rd July at 12.30pm
Architect Mike Siebert of Ecologic Homes Ltd. will talk about designing a low cost, high code new build using a timber frame construction. The frame arrives in early July and should be up by the date of the event! An expert from the building company, EcoFrames Ltd., will be on hand to demonstrate how this timber frame construction will provide insulation, air tightness and thermal mass while minimising cold bridging. The windows should also be in place and a representative of Benlowe Windows will talk about the properties of triple glazed windows suitable for use in Code 5+ homes. If the roof is on as well, there will be the chance to learn about wood fibre sarking boards and Sandtoft 20/20 sustainable tiles.
This will give the architect’s perspective when designing an ultra-low energy refurbishment for a 1950’s brick house of solid wall construction.