Retrofit Guidance Tool taking centre stage

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The Green Wheel retrofit guidance tool is taking centre stage in sustainability training developed by Edwards Hart Director John Edwards for the RICS and being delivered across the UK during November and December 2014. The tool has been developed by the Sustainable Traditional Buildings Alliance and takes a risk assessment approach to energy efficiency retrofit.

Free Energy Efficiency Retrofit Seminar

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The event looks at the moisture threat when retrofitting and refurbishing buildings with a focus on the need for porous materials that allow buildings to breath. Edwards Hart Director John Edwards and Nigel Jervis of Ty Mawr lime will present the latest research and approaches to retrofitting including technicalities and practicalities with a range of… Read more »

Blackpool insulation guidance launched today

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Blackpool Council has developed a contractors’ code of conduct and guidance for solid wall insulation (SWI) developed by a team led by Edwards Hart Senior Associate Nick Heath, with input by Edwards Hart Director John Edwards and other experts from the STBA. The code and guidance will ensure quality of work and help preserve the… Read more »

NATO Fortress Cardiff Castle

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Castles were built to keep people out, but Cardiff Castles defences are not good enough for NATO heads of state when they have their working dinner this evening. USA President Barack Obama and UK Prime Minister David Cameron are amongst world leaders protected by a ring of steel fencing. Cardiff Castle’s £15 million conservation and… Read more »

Private rented sector homes at risk from energy efficiency measures

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The UK Governments consultation on the regulation of Energy Efficiency in the Private Rental Sector closes today at 11.45 pm and whilst imposing energy efficiency works to such buildings may seem very sensible there are many issues and potential problems. Gaps between predicted and actual energy savings, risk of accelerated deterioration of building fabric and… Read more »

New standards for older buildings – RICS seminar series

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Training will be delivered in England, Scotland and Wales by Edwards Hart Director John Edwards in new standards for inspection, conversion and maintenance of older buildings. This training course was developed by John Edwards for the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors to upskill surveyors and others in the construction and property industry.  The seminar series… Read more »

BBC on retrofit causing damp

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Cavity wall insulation can cause damp in some circumstances as reported on BBC Radio 4. In the report on the ‘You and Yours’ programme, a property owner found that her house should never have had cavity wall insulation installed. If you have a problem with damp walls our specialist Chartered Surveyors can help you. We… Read more »

Free training in craft skills

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If you are an apprentice or trainee working in mainstream construction in Wales you can apply for a three day course to train in the essential skills for working on existing buildings. It comprises one day in the class room and two days on site.  This initiative aims to bring the skills associated with the… Read more »

Connecting Building Pathology with Energy Efficiency

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Sustainable improvements in energy efficiency can only be obtained through properly understanding the condition of a building, how it is meant to perform and what effects this performance through condition, use and interventions and this is determined thorough a pathological investigation. A film on building pathology with narration by Edwards Hart Director John Edwards describes… Read more »