How to Internally Insulate Solid Stone and Brick Walls
Cumbria Action for Sustainability
Ticket prices
Adult £ 15.00
June 23rd, 2020 1:30 PM   through   4:30 PM
Ecological Building Systems UK Ltd
Barras Brow
Carlisle, CA5 6LF
United Kingdom
How to Internally Insulate Solid Stone and Brick Walls

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Join us for this great opportunity to learn from the experts about products and systems suitable for insulating 'traditional' solid stone and brick walls.

Ecological Building Systems will discuss the impact of moisture on solid stone/brick walls and how walls function before and after applying insulation.

You’ll learn about the importance of moisture management and best practice examples using breathable materials to protect your building’s structure for the future.

There will be an opportunity to ask questions after the presentation.

We’ll have a break for refreshments and then we'll move on to a practical demonstration in the dedicated training area. You’ll see how the various materials discussed during the presentation are installed and applied.

The highly knowledgeable and experienced technical team from Ecological Building Systems will be available throughout. After the demo, they’ll be happy to discuss any specific queries you might have about your own project.

Who will benefit

This training workshop is open to all including architects, building contractors and other trade professionals, as well as individuals seeking to build or renovate their home to a high environmental standard.

Unfortunately this workshop is not suitable for children aged under 18.

Things to know before you book

Accessibility: The training room is in the office building adjacent to car park, accessed up one flight of stairs. The practical demonstration is in the warehouse, approx 200m away from the office. This requires a walk across the site which is a shared hauliers' yard, high viz will be provided to attendees for this element of the day.

What to wear: Please note that the warehouse used for the practical demo is unheated, therefore given the season please bring suitable warm clothing (including hat & gloves!) and wear sensible outdoor shoes appropriate for a workshop environment.

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Part of our ongoing programme of Green Build & Sustainable Living events. Keep an eye on our website for more events throughout the year, leading up to our main festival every September!

Phone: 01768 210276
Event information
Type Workshop
Category Cumbria Green Build & Sustainable Living Festival
Audience Open to all
Topic Building materials, Insulation, Ventilation & airtightness
Partners Ecological Building Systems

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