Retrofitting Internal Wall Insulation (Past Event) G#91
Retrofitting Internal Wall Insulation – a solution or a problem waiting to appear? 2 weeks to book!
18th June 2015 | 09:00 – 17:00 | Barking & Dagenham College, Dagenham Rd, Romford, RM7 0XU
The return of our popular Retrofitting Internal Wall Insulation event. Previous events have been fully-booked so book early to guarantee a place. Watch a video of the last event in Bristol and read Lucy Pedler’s review of the event when it was held in London on Dec 5th.
- What are the condensation risks associated with internal wall insulation (IWI)?
- How can we avoid building in problems for the future such as interstitial condensation?
- Which is better – natural or synthetic wall insulation?
- What are the options with solid wall buildings in conservation areas?
Join us to investigate these questions and:
- explore both the theory and practical aspects of improving our existing buildings
- with live demos and practice of installing various insulation materials
With much of the activity in the construction industry focusing on improving the performance of existing buildings and The Green Deal encouraging the retrofitting of wall insulation (both internal and external), questions are now being asked as to the effectiveness of this approach.
This one-day seminar is split into a morning of theory and an afternoon of practical workshops, allowing delegates a hands-on experience of IWI installation.
After a brief introduction by Green Register director Lucy Pedler who will identify some of the potential problems with IWI installation on existing buildings, Lucy will then present the options for IWI materials – both natural and synthetic and discuss the pros and cons of both types of insulation. Niall Crosson of Ecological Building Systems will explain the building physics of moisture movement in buildings. Understanding these principles is essential before making any decisions about what measure to take when considering retrofitting wall insulation.
After the break, two sessions will see Craig O’Donnell of Knauf Insulation and Matthew Wellesley Smith of NBT present further IWI options and case studies, and share some practical experiences.
There are two practical demonstrations in the afternoon – one using NBT Wood fibre insulation and one from Knauf Insulation who supply, amongst other materials, glass mineral and XPS insulation IWI.
Delegates then get a chance to try out the products themselves with instruction from the speakers.
Green Register members £99 | Non-members £135