It's All in the Detail: Achieving best practice detailing for Eco-refurbishments

09/07/2015 09:00
09/07/2015 17:00


Roots and Shoots, Walnut Tree Walk, Kennington, London SE11 6DN


July 9th 2015, 9am-5pm


Members - Early Bird (book by 14th May): £84.00
Non-Members (book by 14th May): £120.00
Members: £99.00
Non-Members: £135.00

Event Description

Do you want to learn...

  • how to achieve stringent airtight standards in retrofits?
  • which is the best way of insulating an external wall - inside, outside or the bit in between?
  • how the design team and builders can effectively communicate to achieve best practice detailing?
  • what happens to moisture movement when adding wall or roof insulation?

Construction professionals (architects, surveyors and engineers) and builders sometimes have an uneasy relationship on site - each think they know best when it comes to detailing!

Achieving best practice for new buildings can be a straightforward process but when it comes to effective detailing for refurbishments - especially when aiming for well insulated, airtight and breathable solutions using low impact building materials - the outcome is sometimes less than satisfactory. This is due to many factors including existing conditions but more often than not it is a lack of communication between the architect/designer and the builder/contractor.

This cutting edge seminar offers delegates an opportunity to learn how to achieve best practice ‘green’ detailing on site from a wide range of experienced practitioners such as a builder, an architect and technical experts together with some academic research.

The presentations will include live demonstrations using full size construction mock ups to illustrate how to achieve very stringent airtightness standards and the installation of insulation and various membranes and will cover examples of difficult detailing such as at roof hips and valleys, dormers, window and door reveals.

There will also be videos of site practices that actually work, technical information on tried and tested building products and a presentation of research that compares internal, external and cavity wall insulation for retrofits and avoiding interstitial condensation.

What did the delegates say about previous events on the same topic?
“Very good, very switched on, alive and useful from beginning to end”
“Extremely interesting presentation, and great to hear from a contractor so concerned about sustainable construction. His suggestions as to an architect’s approach to specifications and site visits were particularly useful.”
“Very useful, focused and relevant – I learnt a lot”
“What I particularly liked about the course was the practical level of detail which I could immediately take back and apply to projects I am currently working on – not many training events provide that level of detailed information.”

09.00 Registration
09.30 Introduction - Tom Dollard, Pollard Thomas Edwards
09.40 Achieving airtightness & controlling moisture control - Stephen Gurney, Ecological Building Systems
10.40 The WUFI software program - Valentina Marincioni, Natural Building Technologies
11.20 Refreshments
11.40 Natural insulation and moisture control - Andrew Mitchell, Natural Building Technologies
12.20 Breakout session - It's all in the detail. - Tom Dollard, Pollard Thomas Edwards
13.05 Lunch
14.00 Best practice detailing from a builder's point of view: green detailing and practical insulation methods - Rafael Delimata, Bowtie Construction
15.00 Best practice detailing from an architect's point of view: technical details, costs and value - Rafael Delimata, Bowtie Construction
16.00 Refreshments
16.20 plenary Session with all speakers
16.45 Close

Please note timings and speakers may be subject to change

Rafael Delimata, Director, Bowtie Construction
Stephen Gurney, Ecological Building Systems
Valentina Marincioni, KTP Associate at UCL working with NBT
Andrew Mitchell, Natural Building Technologies
Tom Dollard, Pollard Thomas Edwards

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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