Retrofitting Traditional Buildings: Principles and Practice - Salisbury

02/07/2015 13:30
02/07/2015 17:30


City Hall, Malthouse Lane, Salisbury SP2 7TU


July 2nd, 2015 1.30pm-5.30pm


Members: £59.00
Non-Members: £85.00

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Event Description

A half-day seminar outlining current research, emerging 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?
  • Do we fully understand wall insulation?
  • What are the risks for traditional building retrofit projects, and how can they be avoided?

About the seminar
Addressing energy efficiency is fast becoming one of the most pressing issues in older, traditionally-constructed buildings, particularly with the advent of finance streams such as Green Deal and ECO. However, retaining character and significance can be at odds with achieving improved thermal efficiency, and there is a great deal of controversy around the risks and benefits of different technical solutions.

Upgrading traditional building fabric is notoriously complex and costly, particularly where planning restrictions apply, and a holistic understanding is required before modern materials are applied to older structures. In this half-day technical training course expert trainer Nicholas Heath examines current issues, solutions and emerging best practice in how to achieve sustainable, low-energy traditional buildings while retaining their character and performance.

Practical application is demonstrated by case studies and practical sessions, and technical detail encompasses recent research projects published by English Heritage, Historic Scotland, SPAB, the Sustainable Traditional Buildings Alliance (STBA) and others.

Content covers areas such as external and internal solid wall insulation, windows, energy and moisture modelling, ventilation and materials. Nicholas will also present recent case study research findings conducted for English Heritage, highlighting the issues and potential risks surrounding mass-scale domestic external wall insulation projects.

About the speaker
Nicholas Heath is Founding Director of NDM Heath Ltd, an independent sustainable energy consultancy specialising in traditional building retrofit.

Nicholas has many years’ experience in researching, designing and delivering energy efficiency and renewable energy projects, in particular on traditional and historic buildings. Formerly Senior Consultant with Changeworks, Nicholas is the author of numerous retrofit guides, technical papers and research reports, and has extensive experience of technical training delivery. He has led several award-winning retrofit projects, which have led to changes in local planning policy and are regarded internationally as examples of best practice in low-carbon building retrofit. He has also led high-profile research into solid wall insulation, and has worked with various local authorities to develop city-wide strategies and supporting mechanisms for the responsible retrofit of traditional buildings.

Nicholas sits on the Steering Group of the Sustainable Traditional Buildings Alliance (STBA), and is an Affiliate and Technical Panel member of the Institute of Historic Building Conservation (IHBC). He remains an Associate Consultant with Changeworks, and is also a licenced SAP and BREEAM Domestic Refurbishment Assessor.

What have our delegates said about Green Register seminars?

    “A great combination of information from basics to detailed application! A very useful overview and introduction”
    “Excellent introduction to very interesting materials”
    “A great understanding and awareness of materials, with its applications and advantages”

About the Organiser

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