Forthcoming Events


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STBA Members Meeting 

19 February 2019, London


 

STBA Members, Supporting Organisations and Technical Experts are invited to the 2019 STBA Advisory Group at 16.00 on 19th February 2019 at our offices in London. We will update our members with a summary of our work in 2018 followed by discussions about priorities for the coming year. 

 

Our guest speaker is Simon Ayres who will be talking about the Trustmark quality assurance scheme for PAS 2035.  PAS 2035 is the specification for the energy retrofit of domestic buildings and is due to be published in May 2019.

 

RSVPs to Nigel@stbauk.org.

 

 




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Future Build – 5-7 March 2019, ExCeL, London

 

The STBA will be chairing a session at FutureBuild 2019. Entitled Whole house retrofit – a worthy ‘grand challenge’ – the three presentations will be:

  • A Whole House Approach to retrofit as part of the BEIS Thermal Efficiency Innovation Fund - Nigel Griffiths, Director, STBA

  • Best practice retrofit from Ireland’s 10 Million Euro Deep Retrofit programme - Conor Hanniffy, Deep Retrofit Pilot Programme Manager, Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland 

  • Scaling up deep retrofit with Energiesprong - Ian Hutchcroft, Market Development, Energiesprong

The ‘easy’ single measure retrofit approach has been the focus but too many homes need more comprehensive treatment which is proving problematic. The “clean growth and grand challenge mission” states the Prime Minister’s intention to halve the energy costs of new homes/building and halving the cost of retrofitting to the same standard by 2030. This session will shine a spotlight on a range of radical approaches to deep retrofit, considering different building types, and showcase some of the early front runners up for the grand challenge.




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STBA-SPAB Conference 11th June 2019

 

The 2019 STBA-SPAB Conference will be held in London on 11th June 2019.

 

More information coming soon

 

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Forthcoming Events and Training by Others


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Driving up Quality in Domestic Retrofit: Each Home Counts, Trustmark & PAS 2035  - The Green Register - 31 January, London


A bite-size (from 5 till 7) update on the Each Home Counts review and PAS 2035 with Peter Rickaby.  Topics covered include:

  • The Trustmark quality assurance scheme, including the Customer Charter and the Code of Conduct
  • The BSI Retrofit Standards Task Group and the Retrofit Standards Framework
  • The new technical standards - PAS 2035 and the updated PAS 2030
  • The move away from 'competence' and towards qualifications, in the retrofit industry
  • The transition to the new regime (by November 2020) and the proposed pilots
  • The importance of TrustMark being adopted in all housing sectors (not just for ECO)
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Retrofitting Traditional Buildings: Principles and Practice - The Green Register

In this one-day technical training course STBA Technical Director, Nicholas Heath, examines current issues, solutions and emerging best practice in how to achieve ‘responsible retrofit’ – sustainable, low-energy traditional buildings with retained character, minimal risk to buildings and occupants and real benefits for all.

 

Principles including moisture movement, thermal bridging, building and insulation materials, energy assessments, planning and finance are complemented by practical solutions for domestic buildings, with a focus on solid walls, windows and ventilation as part of a whole-building approach.

 

Practical application is demonstrated by case studies and practical sessions, and technical detail encompasses recent research projects published by English Heritage, Historic Environment Scotland, SPAB, the Sustainable Traditional Buildings Alliance (STBA) and others.

 

Both good and bad practice will be covered, in order to highlight the importance of adopting an appropriate, responsible approach to traditional building retrofit. Case studies of large-scale solid wall insulation failures will be presented alongside comprehensive new guidance on how to avoid these pitfalls and adopt robust approaches to area-based insulation schemes. 

 

Check out the video with more information

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Dates and Venues:

 

- 13 February 2019, Bath 

- 27 March 2019, Huddersfield 

- 10 April 2019, Newcastle 

- 22 May 2019, London

- 12 June 2019,Cambridge 

 

 

Details & booking information . . . 

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Listed Property Show

9-10 February 2019, London


The Listed Property Show, organised by The Listed Property Owners' Club in association with Historic England, is back at Olympia London for the 13th year.


Talks include: Control of Dampness by Douglas Kent (SPAB), Re-pointing Stone and Brick by Alison Henry (Historic England), The Importance of Considering Bats in Buildings by Jo Ferguson (Bat Conservation Trust), Timber Frame Buildings by Stephen Curtis (Greenman Carpentry Co), Building Performance: Keeping your home warm and dry by Dr Robyn Pender, (Historic England)


Exhibitors include our members: Between Time, Ecological Building Systems, Historic England and IHBC



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CIOB - Understanding Building Conservation


A 2-day course led by John Edwards. In accordance with the ICOMOS (International Council On Monuments and Sites) Training and Education Guideline and the latest British Standard on conservation of historic buildings (BS 7913: 2013) the course will introduce the philosophy behind conservation before going into detail regarding the technical analysis of buildings, ensembles and sites, diagnosing issues, identifying the best building conservation solutions, working with the various  stakeholders, and ultimately providing advice regarding best practice.

- 6-7 February 2019, London

- 19-20 February, Swansea

- 5-6 June 2019, London

- 25-26 September 2019, London


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CIOB - Project Management and Supervision: Historic and Traditional Buildings

A1-day course, led by John Edwards, covering the pertinent issues concerning historic and traditional buildings, and best practice for build quality strategies and processes. 

Upcoming dates in London: 31 Jan 2019, 31 Oct 2019


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SPAB's Repair of Old Buildings Course
13 to 17 May 2019, London

Run over five days, this course delivers an intensive programme of lectures and visits to building repair projects. The course welcomes students and professionals interested in deepening their understanding of old buildings, and who may be interested in developing work in this area.

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ASBP - Healthy Buildings Conference & Expo

28 February, London

 

The ASBP’s third annual conference and exhibition will explore ‘Plastics in Construction – Issues, Impacts and Alternatives’.


The construction industry is the second largest user of plastic, with 20% of plastic waste coming from the construction sector. It is estimated we produce globally 300MT of plastic annually with 50% of this being single use. Piping and conduit are the largest users of polymers in construction and consume 35% of production.

 

New Year's offer on tickets bought in January 2019 - 10% off by using code "HB19NEWYEAR"

 

Further discounts for STBA members:  £150+VAT each 

(£135+VAT if bought in January using "HB19NEWYEAR" code)

 

Plus ASBP are offering a limited number of buy-one-get-one-free tickets for the members of event partners! 


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OCN Level 5 Diploma in Retrofit Coordination & Risk Management - Retrofit Academy


More information on their website . . . .

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The Stone Show, Conservation Day Conference

2 May 2019, Excel, London


The 2019 Stone Show is from 30 April to 2 May with the Conservation Day Conference taking place on the third day. Throughout the show, SPAB, IHBC and Historic England will be on hand to offer advice and guidance on building repair and restoration in the Conservation Area.



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New Year's offer on tickets bought in January 2019 - 10% off by using code "HB19NEWYEAR"

 

Further discounts for STBA members:  £150+VAT each 

(£135+VAT if bought in January using "HB19NEWYEAR" code)

 

Plus ASBP are offering a limited number of buy-one-get-one-free tickets for the event partners! 


Bookings via the ASBP website.



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