Defects in Cavity Construction

Cavity walls have served us very well for almost a century however, as walls get older and more complicated, do we have the skills to see when then they may have been compromised?

Failure of cavity wall metal ties that bind the leaves of most cavity walls is reasonably well understood however, the implications of cavity wall installations and the impact of other forms of retrofit insulation and other interventions are less well known.

As well as thinking about the mechanisms for failure, our new Defects in Cavity Construction course will explore inspection and assessment techniques, offer recommendations and explore the means of delivering solutions to problems that are discovered. To find out more, give us call on 01480 400 000 or contact us online.

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Who is this training course for?

Our defects in cavity construction training course is designed for those already involved or who wish to become involved in the surveying of buildings. Ideally delegates should have a background in surveying, construction as well as some related skill, knowledge or experience.


Structure of the cavity wall training

This one-day course will look at the history, function of cavity walls and how to investigate and diagnosis and repair defects associated with:

Structure of the course:
  • Bridged or blocked cavities
  • Corroded or inadequate cavity wall ties
  • Interstitial condensation
  • Thermal bridging
  • Implications of retrofit installation – internal, external and when places within the cavity
  • Other common structural defects

Benefits of the training

  • Understand defects in cavity construction
  • Recognise the mechanisms for failure and the ability to advise your client appropriately
  • Ability to offer specialist advise and solutions
Summary: Dates and fees
Duration:One day
When:May 2022 – Wed 18th
November 2022 – Tues 22nd
Fees:Members: £205+VAT,  Non-Members £260+VAT

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Contact us about the training

If you have any questions about our defects in Cavity Construction training then simply give us a call on 01480 400 000 or complete our enquiry form below and we will get back to you.

Alternatively you can reserve your place on the course today by completing the Online Booking Form.

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