EventsTrawsnewid Menter Pren

8/6/22 – How to manufacture advanced timber frame panels for high performance buildings

How-to training event on the techniques of high-performance closed panel timber frame and injection of natural insulation

About this event Timber frame construction is evolving fast. Ever increasing energy performance standards are driving rapid innovation in how we conceive and deliver timber frame construction. This is exemplified by a shift from open panel to the more exacting requirements of the thermally broken closed panel construction method. Furthermore, ecological, health and resource considerations are accelerating the shift away from petrochemical products to more natural and resource efficient solutions. This ‘how-to’ training event will introduce participants to the techniques of high-performance closed panel timber frame, manufactured to meet the demanding Passivhaus standard and will include the injection of natural insulation.
Audience: Housing development professionals, architects, contractors, timber frame manufacturers, students
Speakers: James Moxey (Woodknowledge Wales)Jasper Meade (PYC)Format: Blended event offering in person and online participation (via Zoom).

  • Online tickets: 100 places (11am-12.30pm)
  • In person tickets: 20 places (11am-15.30pm)

PROGRAMME

Part 1 Theory (in person and online)

11.00 Advanced panel design

11.30 Injecting Cellulose Insulation

12.00 Q&A

12.30 Close

Part 2 Practice (in person only)

13.30 Practical Workshop: Advanced timber frame manufacturing including design, assembly, taping, and injecting natural insulation.

15.30 Close

REGISTRATION

This event is free to attend but you must register via Eventbrite HERE.

 

 

17/6/22 Practical steps for measuring how buildings are performing in reality that can be adopted by housing providers and their design team

About this event The period of low-cost energy is over. To address ‘affordable warmth’ as well as our climate change obligations we need to use a lot less energy and at the same time switch to renewable forms of energy.

How do we successfully deliver higher performance building fabric, shift rapidly to renewables and get it right? An essential step on this journey is to measure and understand how our buildings are performing in reality. Building Performance Evaluation is rapidly becoming a central feature of creating better buildings that work. This ‘How To’ event will demonstrate practical methods for measuring how our homes and buildings are performing in reality that can be understood and adopted by housing providers and their design teams.

The BPE monitoring techniques used during this workshop include:

  • Pulse Test (Air Tightness)
  • SmartHTC (whole building heat loss)
  • Heat Flow Plates (u-values)


Audience
: Housing development professionals, architects, surveyors, students Format: In person event – max. 20 places Speakers: Richard Jack (BTS) and Diana Waldron (Woodknowledge Wales)


PROGRAMME

Part 1 Theory:  Theory, Case Studies and Q&A of the various BPE techniques 

Part 2 Practice:  Demonstration and hands-on use of the equipment within real buildings undergoing testing.

This event is part of Trawsnewid Menter Pren | Transforming Timber Enterprise – an event series providing inspiration, knowledge and skills for a zero-carbon built environment.

The transformation to zero carbon creates new and exciting opportunities for both business and skills development. Our aim in this series of expert led events is to inspire organisations in general and young people in particular to better understand and embrace the opportunities presented by the rapid transformation to a zero-carbon built environment. These ‘how-to’ events cover essential aspects of both new build and retrofit, and major on the better understanding of the use of timber products and the forests from which they are produced.

 

 

21/6/22How to plan and execute Building Performance Evaluation for retrofit
BPE challenge of retrofit, from initial surveying through modelling solutions, installing measures and managing the asset into the future

About this event To meet our targets for reducing carbon we have to focus on the homes we’ve already built as well as the ones we’re building now.

Our existing homes pose a particular challenge because of the way they’ve been built, the materials used in building and the limits they place on retrofit potential. We need to learn how to apply the techniques and tools of building performance evaluation (BPE) if we are to maximise this potential.

This webinar will look at the particular BPE challenge of retrofit with timber, from initial surveying to understand the opportunities to insulate, ventilate and heat, through modelling solutions, installing measures and managing the assets into the future – so the retrofit both raises and maintains the performance of the building. It will include contributions on measuring existing building performance, modelling and designing interventions and how to deal with moisture – one of the biggest risk areas in retrofit.

Audience: Housing development and asset management professionals, architects, surveyors, students

Format: Online (via Zoom) SpeakersRichard Jack (Build Test Solutions), Valentina Marincioni (UCL) tbc, Hannah Jones (Greengauge), Diana Waldron (Woodknowledge Wales)

PROGRAMME

10.00    Introduction – WKW (Diana)

10.10    BPE practical steps for retrofitting projects: Measuring the “before” and “after” interventions: Case studies – BTS (Richard Jack)

10.35    Practical and technical challenges of Retrofitting: Building survey and simulation case studies – Greengauge (Hannah Jones)

11.00    Moisture Risks in Retrofit: Focused on the use of Timber – UCL (Valentina Marincioni) – TBC

11.15    Q&A

11.30    Close

This event is part of Trawsnewid Menter Pren | Transforming Timber Enterprise – an event series providing inspiration, knowledge and skills for a zero-carbon built environment.

The transformation to zero carbon creates new and exciting opportunities for both business and skills development. Our aim in this series of expert led events is to inspire organisations in general and young people in particular to better understand and embrace the opportunities presented by the rapid transformation to a zero-carbon built environment. These ‘how-to’ events cover essential aspects of both new build and retrofit, and major on the better understanding of the use of timber products and the forests from which they are produced.

 

 

23/6/22 – How to sustainably produce the timber we need for a zero-carbon Wales

Interactive forest walk looking at how Welsh forests can sustainably provide the timber resource needed for our future zero carbon society

About this event

“Wood is the only advanced industrial material that we can use more of and mitigate climate change at the same time” – Welsh Minister for Climate Change Julie James MS.

As simple as this sounds, it poses a challenge. Today, most of our construction timber is imported. Reforesting Wales with a proportion of timber producing species is complex and poorly understood.

At this unique event you will gain an understanding of the past, present and future of Welsh forestry, and how Welsh forests can sustainably provide the timber resource needed for our future zero carbon society. The day includes an interactive forest walk where you will be able to learn from experts with a life-long passion for growing trees and processing wood.

Location: Coed y Brenin, Ganllwyd, Dolgellau LL40 2HZ

Audience: Housing development professionals, architects, students

Format: In person event – max. 25 places

Speakers: Chris Jones (WKW Forestry Specialist) and Dainis Dauksta (Wood Scientist and Processing Expert)


PROGRAMME

  • Guided Forest Walk
  • Theory session with Q&A

This event is part of Trawsnewid Menter Pren | Transforming Timber Enterprise – an event series providing inspiration, knowledge and skills for a zero-carbon built environment.

The transformation to zero carbon creates new and exciting opportunities for both business and skills development. Our aim in this series of expert led events is to inspire organisations in general and young people in particular to better understand and embrace the opportunities presented by the rapid transformation to a zero-carbon built environment. These ‘how-to’ events cover essential aspects of both new build and retrofit, and major on the better understanding of the use of timber products and the forests from which they are produced.

 

 

 

6/7/22 – How to retrofit walls internally with natural insulation

‘How-to’ event introducing the use of natural insulation as a solution to the internal insulation of walls

About this event There are approximately 28.5 million homes in the UK consisting of the oldest housing in Europe. Wales has 5% of the UK housing which in turn is the oldest in the UK, with 32% of buildings constructed before 1919 and therefore predominantly solid wall. Approximately 50% of Wales 1.35 million homes have no wall insulation. This has to change. But insulating solid walls internally in a way that protects the health of the occupants and the building is not straightforward. The purpose of this ‘how-to’ event is to introduce the use of natural insulation as a solution to the internal insulation of walls.

Audience: Housing development and asset management professionals, architects, contractors, students

Format: Online (via Zoom)

Speakers: Nick Heath (NDM Heath Ltd), Martin Twamley (Steico), Chris Brookman (Back to Earth)

PROGRAMME

10.00 What are the challenges of internal wall insulation? – Nick Heath, NDM Heath Ltd

10.30 How does natural insulation help? – Martin Twamley, Steico

11.00 How do you install it? – Chris Brookman, Back to Earth

11.20 Q&A

11.30 Close

This event is part of Trawsnewid Menter Pren | Transforming Timber Enterprise – an event series providing inspiration, knowledge and skills for a zero-carbon built environment.

The transformation to zero carbon creates new and exciting opportunities for both business and skills development. Our aim in this series of expert led events is to inspire organisations in general and young people in particular to better understand and embrace the opportunities presented by the rapid transformation to a zero-carbon built environment. These ‘how-to’ events cover essential aspects of both new build and retrofit, and major on the better understanding of the use of timber products and the forests from which they are produced.

 

 

 

31/7/22 – How to retrofit walls externally with natural insulation

‘How-to’ event introducing the use of natural insulation as a solution to the external insulation of walls.

About this Event The UK has 28.5m homes, and some of the oldest homes in Europe. Wales has 1.35m or 5% of UK homes and almost a third were built before 1919. Most are of solid wall construction and nearly half of them have no wall insulation.

This has to change. But insulating walls externally in a way that protects both the health of the occupants and the building is not straightforward. The purpose of this ‘how-to’ event is to introduce the use of natural insulation as a solution to the external insulation of walls.

Audience: Housing development and asset management professionals, architects, contractors, students

Format: Online (via Zoom)

Speakers: Nick Heath (NDM Heath Ltd), Mark Lynn (Thermafleece), Simon Ayres (Lime Green)

PROGRAMME

10.00 What are the challenges of internal wall insulation? – Nick Heath (NDM Heath Ltd)

10.30 How does natural insulation help? – Mark Lynn, Thermafleece & Chair of the Natural Fibre Insulation Group

11.00 How do you install it? – Simon Ayres, Lime Green

11.20 Q&A

11.30 Close

This event is part of Trawsnewid Menter Pren | Transforming Timber Enterprise – an event series providing inspiration, knowledge and skills for a zero-carbon built environment.

The transformation to zero carbon creates new and exciting opportunities for both business and skills development. Our aim in this series of expert led events is to inspire organisations in general and young people in particular to better understand and embrace the opportunities presented by the rapid transformation to a zero-carbon built environment. These ‘how-to’ events cover essential aspects of both new build and retrofit, and major on the better understanding of the use of timber products and the forests from which they are produced