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Retrofitting Traditional Buildings 1: Principles and Practice

March 2 @ 9:30 am - 1:00 pm

|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 9:30 am on Tuesday, repeating until March 2, 2021

Due to the current COVID-19 situation, these RTB courses are now delivered as an interactive on-line training session. This previous full day course, will be split into 2 half day events for easier on-line digestion. This is still one course, and your booking includes access for both half days.
Part 1: 23rd February 2021. 09:30 – 13:00
Part 2: 2nd March 2021. 09:30 – 13:00

How do we protect our traditional buildings but make them fit for the future?
What are the risks for small- and large-scale retrofit projects?
How can unintended consequences be addressed when upgrading solid-walled buildings?

In this technical training course expert trainer Nicholas Heath examines current issues, solutions and emerging best practice in how to achieve ‘responsible retrofit’ – sustainable, low-energy traditional buildings with retained character, minimal risk to buildings and occupants and real benefits for all.

Principles including energy & building survey, maintenance, moisture assessment, thermal bridging, building and insulation materials, ventilation & airtightness, design and installation are complemented by practical solutions for domestic buildings, with a focus on solid walls, windows and ventilation as part of a whole-building approach.

Practical application is demonstrated by case studies and practical sessions, and technical detail encompasses recent research findings & guidance from organisations.

Both good and bad practice will be covered, in order to highlight the importance of adopting an appropriate, responsible approach to traditional building retrofit. Case studies of large-scale solid wall insulation failures will be presented alongside comprehensive guidance on how to avoid these pitfalls and adopt robust, low-risk, effective approaches.


March 2
9:30 am - 1:00 pm


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