Green Homes Grant Scheme and the effects of “shallow” retrofit

Our webinars continue with another focus related to the Green Homes Grant. Within this webinar, we consider the importance of anticipating and designing out problems when it comes to building retrofit. We explore the implications and meaning of “Fabric First“; how retrofit changes a building permanently; how homeowners must live with those changes and how to ensure retrofit is not used to hide defects that will come back to bite!

To find out more, why not get yourself a cup of tea, sit back and click on the video below and watch Steve Hodgson as he shares his advice on the Green Homes Grant scheme and the effects of “shallow” retrofit.


What you will learn from the webinar

  • Understand the implications and meaning of “Fabric First”
  • Ensure retrofit is not used to hide defects that will come back to bite!
  • Anticipate and avoid post-retrofit dampness
  • Is it possible to improve air quality while reducing drafts – “no insulation without ventilation”?

Benefits – Why YOU should watch the webinar

  • Understand how retrofit changes a building permanently, and how homeowners must live with those changes
  • Retrofit and historically important buildings – can it, and should it be done?
  • Straightforward online learning while sitting at your desk

About the presenter – Steve Hodgson

Steve has been Chief Executive Officer of the Property Care Association since October 2012. He joined the Association as a technical specialist in 2000 after 13 years working as a surveyor and manager in the preservation industry.

Steve is committed to delivering the highest possible standards of service and workmanship to consumers, as well as first-rate representation and value for money to members of the Property Care Association. Steve is passionate about the industry in which he is proud to serve and works hard to maintain strong links with organisations including RICS, the Council of Mortgage Lenders, TrustMark, STBA, BRE, National Flood Forum and the newly launched UKCMIB.

Additional information and learning

For all property/construction/building specialists, it is important to consider the importance of anticipating and designing out problems with retrofit insulation, before the retrofit becomes a blight rather than a benefit.

If it is the case you want to understand better the implications of building retrofit and the meaning of “Fabric First”, then there is a variety of training courses that can help you including our Defects in Cavity Construction and our Retrofit Insulation Masterclass.

To find out more, visit our Training & Qualifications section on our website, or alternatively, get in touch with our training team on 01480 400 000.

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Our ‘on-demand’ webinar library

We now have quite an extensive library of previous webinars ‘on-demand‘ for anyone interested in developing their knowledge and understanding on a variety of subjects such as dampness, structural waterproofing, invasive weed control, ground gas and many more!

Simply get yourself a cup of tea and a biscuit and click on the button below to view the library and watch any of our previous CPD webinars.

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    Other related Information

    As the Trade Association for the industry, the Property Care Association offers a variety of webinars, tools and training courses to help you with your professional development. Take a look at some of the options below.

    Defects in Cavity Constrution Training Problems with Cavity Insulation Understanding Traditional Building Construction


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