Retrofitting Internal Wall Insulation - London

18/06/2015 09:00
18/06/2015 17:00


Barking & Dagenham College, Dagenham Road, Romford, Essex RM7 0XU


June 18th 2015, 9am-5pm


Members: Early Bird (book by 7th May) £84.00
Non-Members: Early Bird (book by 7th May) £120.00
Members: £99.00
Non-Members: £135.00

Event Description

Retrofitting internal wall insulation - a solution or a problem waiting to appear?

  • What are the condensation risks associated with internal wall insulation (IWI)?
  • How can we avoid building in problems for the future such as interstitial condensation?
  • Which is better - natural or synthetic wall insulation?
  • What are the options with solid wall buildings in conservation areas?

Join us to investigate these questions and:
- explore both the theory and practical aspects of improving our existing buildings
- with live demos and practice of installing various insulation materials

With much of the activity in the construction industry focusing on improving the performance of existing buildings and The Green Deal encouraging the retrofitting of wall insulation (both internal and external), questions are now being asked as to the effectiveness of this approach.

This one-day seminar, is split into a morning of theory and an afternoon of practical workshops, allowing delegates a hands-on experience of IWI installation.

After a brief introduction by Green Register director Lucy Pedler who will identify some of the potential problems with IWI installation on existing buildings, Lucy will then present the options for IWI materials – both natural and synthetic and discuss the pros and cons of both types of insulation. Niall Crosson of Ecological Building Systems will explain the
building physics of moisture movement in buildings. Understanding these principles is essential before making any decisions about what measure to take when considering retrofitting wall insulation.

After the break, two sessions will see Craig O'Donnell of Knauf and Matthew Wellesley Smith of NBT present further IWI options and case studies, and share some practical experiences.

There are two practical demonstrations in the afternoon – one using NBT Wood fibre insulation and one from Knauf insulation who supply, amongst other materials, glass mineral and XPS insulation IWI.

Delegates then get a chance to try out the products themselves with instruction from the speakers.

What have our delegates said about this seminar?

    “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

The Green Register
The Green Register of Construction Professionals aims to raise awareness of sustainable building issues across all sectors of the construction industry, provide a pre-selected list of construction professionals for potential clients, deliver a wide range of training events and provide national, regional and local fora for networking between professionals. The network provides a vital link between professionals and their clients ranging from homeowners through to businesses and social housing providers. For further information on joining, please contact us using the details above.

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