Eco-Renovation for Builders

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Levenshulme Methodist Church

824 Stockport Road

Manchester

M19 3AW

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This is practical training, run by builders for builders, gets into the nitty-gritty of issues that typically come up in a retrofit.

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"The strength of this course is Nick's depth of experience. You learn from the problems he has solved."

Increased awareness and press coverage means there is a growing demand for eco-renovation measures from householders but a dearth of contractors in Greater Manchester to meet demand.

You may have experience of insulation installations or low carbon M&E works and want to extend your services to meet this demand. Or you may want to underpin practical knowledge with theory.

People Powered Retrofit* is running this subsidised, high quality, two-day training session for small-scale building firms, contractors and sole traders. The training is classroom-based, involving practical demonstrations.

Details:

  • 15th and 16th November 2019
  • 9am - 4pm each day
  • Levenshulme, location TBC
  • Lunch included
  • Free parking available.

Who is it for: sole-traders, SME contractors, self builders and building firms

Prior knowledge: Some experience of installing energy efficiency is helpful but not necessary

What will be covered:

Why retrofit?

  • Key market opportunities in Greater Manchester
  • Housing stock retention
  • Climate change and the home

Establishing the base-line

  • Home audits and assessments: EPC and alternatives

Following the rules

  • Building regs: an introduction to Part L
  • …and aiming for better

Key principles

  • Connected elemental approach and Fabric First
  • Heat loss: thermal envelope, thermal bridging, U-values
  • Airtightness: why is it important?
  • Thermal bypass
  • Detailing
  • Moisture: key risks

Application

  • Examples of good and poor practice
  • Common problems:
  1. dealing with loft conversions
  2. effective loft insulation
  3. under-floor insulation - moisture risks and cross ventilation
  4. detailing - internal and external wall insulation
  5. managing junctions and joist ends
  6. window fitting and airtightness
  7. minimising thermal bridging

Materials

  • Vapour-tightness and airtightness – not the same thing.
  • Sustainable materials

Ventilation

  • Why is it important
  • Where to find out more

Testimonials

"Very useful for exploring real life situations likely to be met in retrofit."

"Every person who is interested in property energy efficiency should attend"

"A great way of having a fresh look at the work you do."

"Great course, Nick is a fountain of retrofit knowledge."

Trainer

Nick Parsons

Nick has a wealth of experience in energy-efficient sustainable building and renewable energy having worked in the industry for 25 years. Nick is the lead tutor on our Eco-Refurbishment course at the Centre for Alternative Technology. For 10 years from 2000 - 2010 he ran a community-sector project in Sheffield promoting and demonstrating all aspects of sustainable building, based in an eco-refurbished terraced house, before going freelance in December 2010.

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