Virtual CPD Breathable Internal Wall Insulation Systems for Single Leaf Masonry Walls
In this CPD we will discuss the impact of moisture on solid stone/brick walls, considering the causes of moisture ingress and how walls function before and after applying insulation. We will cover the necessity of moisture management in solid masonry walls and the importance of using diffusion open materials. We will use case studies to share best practice examples of various solid masonry wall insulation systems using breathable materials to ensure building structural safety and longevity.
Virtual CPD Insulating and Achieving Airtightness with Cross Laminated Timber (CLT)
Cross Laminated Timber (CLT) construction has seen a vast increase in popularity in recent years and is proving a welcome shift from energy intensive traditional construction such as masonry and steel. UK projects are diverse from multi-storey residential buildings in London to affordable housing projects on the Isle of Mull.
Focusing on optimisation of design and the on-site delivery of high-performing mass timber constructions, this CPD brings together expertise in natural wood fibre insulation as well as intelligent airtightness and windtightness solutions with specialist fixings systems.
Virtual CPD Airtightness & Active Moisture Management
Airtightness is critical when creating a low energy building. The benefits are significant and numerous, including structural durability and longevity, reduced energy consumption, improved levels of comfort and a healthy environment for occupants. Since we spend around 90% of our time indoors and most building failures are caused by moisture related issues, the need for active moisture management, lifetime building durability and a healthy living environment become more crucial than ever. This is covered in detail in our Airtightness and Moisture Management CPD.
Virtual CPD New Build Construction using Wood Fibre Insulation
The lifecycle of buildings account for 40% of the total global energy demand. When designing buildings, consideration of the energy needed to construct, maintain, and finally dispose of buildings is equally as important as the energy required to run them.
Combining lower embodied carbon building methods with natural insulation materials, such as wood fibre, can significantly offset the negative environmental impact of constructing the building.
This CPD provides insight into how wood fibre is used to insulate new building constructions and the significant benefits it can provide.