Retrofit Insulation Masterclass

Challenges, typical problems & solutions to retrofitting insulation in older solid-walled buildings

More and more homeowners, landlords and tenants are looking to improve thermal performance of older buildings through using insulation.

Poor design and delivery of retrofit insulation to solid-walled buildings has led to problems in both building fabric and occupant wellbeing.

With the growing number of retrofitted buildings that will be encountered, being able to identify problems and understand the implications of defects is becoming critically important for any building surveyor.

Who is this training course for?

The topics covered in this workshop will be of interest and benefit to anyone who works with or has an interest in existing buildings.

This one day masterclass is a must for surveyors and building professionals, landlords, property managers and contractors as they will increasingly come across buildings with retrofit insulation. They will need to understand the retrofit process so they can identify what work retrofitters have undertaken, the potential resulting unintended consequences and how they should be remedied.

Other groups who can benefit from attending are architects, local authorities and housing associations if they are planning or dealing with retrofit in any way.

How is the workshop structured?

This is a one day workshop which is divided into four main areas.  Topics covered include:

Section 1 – Context

  • Challenges of retrofit
  • Regulations and safeguards
  • Risks and unintended consequences

Section 2 – Principles of Retrofit

  • Building and moisture assessment
  • Design and application
  • Use and maintenance

Section 3 - Details of Retrofit

  • External Wall Insulation
  • Internal Wall Insulation
  • Common problems: identification, sources and solutions

Section 4 - Practice

  • Whole Building Approach
  • Case studies and practical work
  • Resources and guidance
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Retrofit Insulation Masterclass Training Dates

Month Course Date
November 2019 Tues 19th
June 2020 Thurs 25th
November 2020 Thurs 5th
Retrofit Insulation Masterclass Fees

Fees for PCA Members
£185 + VAT (1 days training)

Fees for non PCA Members
£240 + VAT (1 days training)

Please note that there are a limited number of places on each training course and places can only be reserved with full payment. Please check back here for additional dates as they are announced.

Click below to download a Booking Form or contact Jo or Jade on tel. 0844 375 4301.

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