Find out how to achieve airtightness in a building with this half-day seminar hosted by Ecological Building Systems. You’ll learn about the theory behind airtightness, along with practical sessions on installation, including the opportunity to have a go.
Buildings that achieve higher levels of airtightness tend to also be built and executed to a much higher quality. Airtightness is essential to ensure thermal insulation performs to its optimum while reducing condensation risk. At its most basic, airtightness aims to eliminate any unintended gaps or cracks in the external fabric of the building.
The topics covered will include:
Background to the theory behind airtightness
– Why airtightness?
– Why windtightness?
– What about ventilation?
– Consequences of air leakage
– Common failure areas
– Airtightness and active moisture management
Hands-on practical application of system and products
– Introduction to practical
– Overview of key details
– Installation of airtightness of standard detail
– Installation of airtightness in complex details area
Neil Turner, Technical Sales Manager with Ecological Building Systems, will outline why airtightness is now recognised as a key element in creating more durable, healthy buildings with higher performance.
This presentation will be followed by a practical demonstration from Fintan Wallace (Architectural Technologist and Passivhaus Designer and Tradesman) on the applications of airtightness systems and products at critical junctions.
There’s then an opportunity for delegates to have a go and gain hands-on experience.
Directions & Parking
The full address is:
Ecological Building Systems UK Ltd, F Brown Premises, Cardewlees, Dalston, Carlisle, CA5 6LF. Your satnav may take you to the Armstrongs Quarry entrance. The venue is directly opposite.
Directions from Dalston:
On the B5299 – take the turn on to Station Road at the Junction beside the Post Office/Pharmacy in Dalston, follow this road for approximately 2 miles – over a hump back bridge (you will pass David Allen Accountants & Trading Estates on the right) proceed on this road, (Barras Brow) until you come to our Building on the right hand side – it is a flat roof building with F Brown sign on it. We will have signposts at the entrance on the day. Parking is available.
Directions from the A595:
If you are travelling on the A595 road Carlisle/West Cumbria – Leave the A595 at the Roundabout at Cranstons and Orton Grange signposted to Dalston, go past Dobbies on the left, carry on to junction, turn right, proceed on this road, (Barras Brow) until you come to our Building on the right hand side – it is a flat roof building with F Brown sign on it. We will have signposts at the entrance on the day for CAFS. Parking is available.
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This venue is not accessible in a wheelchair.
Green Build Festival 2016
This event is part of the Cumbria Green Build Festival 2016, a week-long programme of activities and visits to green homes, organised by Cumbria Action for Sustainability. Visit the CAfS website for full details: www.cafs.org.uk/events
When & Where
CAfS & Ecological Building Systems