Registration is closed for this event
This event is fully booked but we still have spaces available for the Bristol date on 5th May.

Be one of the first to use the ZCH’s new sustainable building guides:

  • Superbly illustrated Sustainable Building booklets
  • Suitable for builders and other construction professionals
  • Learn how to improve the quality of your company’s new homes or extensions and make better decisions on site and in design

The guides have been produced to address the top issues arising from reviews of twenty-seven live building sites in UK and produced in collaboration with FMB, LABC, NHBC, CITB, HBF and more.

This session gives an introduction to these accessible new publications with clear drawings of best practice detailing:

  • Construction details craftsmanship
  • Thermal Bridging and its effects
  • Good practice of Building Services in new homes
  • Basic introduction to the SAP Assessment Process

Dates for sessions:

LONDON: 6th April
BRISTOL: 5th May

  • London event held 17.00 - 18.45 so that delegates can come straight from their workplace
  • Refreshments served
  • Copies of all guides for those attending
  • Speakers include Tom DollardGary Nicholls, Mat Colmer and Andrew Orriss

Costs are £35 for TGR members and £49 for non members.

More details about the session...

To introduce the Guides, Mat Colmer will explain why they were created and will look at performance gap research.

Tom Dollard, architect and head of sustainable design at Pollard Thomas Edwards architects, will discuss how the quality and comfort of buildings can be enhanced by good practice on site, as well as, the impact that the correct design and installation of Building Services can have on performance of newly built homes.

Gary Nicholls from Briary Energy will explain the impact of the SAP assessment process and the information required by the assessor and Building Control in order to achieve compliance with certain aspects of Building Regulations Part L1A.

Andrew Orriss, Sales Director for SIG360 Technical Centre, will round up by expanding on the real world experience of using the guides.


17:00 - Registration and refreshments
17.15 - Mat Colmer - Introduction and Performance Gap Research - Why the guides were created
17:25 - Tom Dollard -  Builders Book and Services Guide - Key Points and Purpose
18:05 - Luke Whale - Thermal Bridging Guide - Key Points and Purpose
18:15 - Andrew Orriss - Real world experience of using the guides
18.25 - Q&A Session - Gathering Feedback - Networking
18:45 - Close of Session

About the speakers

Mat Colmer

Mat is a specialist in building performance assessment research and has spent the last 10 years leading large-scale projects that investigate the performance of buildings and their systems. Mat’s extensive experience has been gained through working at the forefront of innovation in low carbon technologies, energy efficiency and the process of optimising domestic and non-domestic building performance by learning, monitoring and continuous improvement. Working on a freelance basis, Mat is currently involved with the Digital Catapult and Innovate UK, and recently the Zero Carbon Hub.

Tom Dollard
In his role as Head of Sustainable Design, Tom works across the practice to ensure practical, sustainable and energy efficient design. Tom represents PTE at industry events such as the UK Passivhaus conference, Ecobuild, and UK Green Building Council (UKGBC) talks. In 2013 he was voted one of Building Magazine’s rising stars in sustainability, and a rising star by the UKGBC. He is on the steering group for the Green Register of Construction Professionals and has been instrumental in setting up their Bitesize Training sessions. He has contributed towards various Zero Carbon Hub projects, most recently the ‘Design versus As-Built Performance Gap’ report to the Government.

Gary Nicholls

Briary Energy Consultants was started in 2006, taking advantage of building and product knowledge, to take an integrated approach in value engineering dwellings based on our construction expertise and product knowledge. The company was setup to address all the issues associated with PART L of the building regulations.  Gary and Briary Energy currently work with over 250 architects and some of the UK’s largest house builders and M and E consultants, offering a complete Part L service from design to completion. In 2014, Gary started working with the Zero Carbon Hub based on a desire to improve the standard of new dwellings being constructed and to educate the “end user” of those dwellings, in understanding the running of their new home efficiently.

Andrew Orriss

Andrew is a pragmatic and yet determined individual keen to see things done better with a broad experience of issues relating to zero carbon, offsite construction and sustainable building. Andrew currently manages the Business Development team for SIG Distribution with a number of responsibilities; one of which is SIG RetroFit System Support, which Andrew set up to provide own brand RetroFit measures and support to take the complexity out of sustainable refurbishment. Andrew is also responsible for managing the SIG360 Technical Centre, a service proposition dedicated to taking cost and complexity out of new homes through SIG’s impartial product selection of thermal and acoustic insulation solutions, supported by free a U Value and SAP service.  At the heart of this activity is the investigation and development of new products and services.

What have our delegates said about Green Register seminars?

"All was useful, in depth and interesting – stimulating the mind!"
"Excellent coverage for both established Green Register members and novices"
“A great combination of information from basics to detailed application!  A very useful overview and introduction”


Book your places online as normal and we will deduct the cost of the 3rd place once your booking is received. This offer may not be used in conjunction with other offers.

This event is held with support from SIG360 Technical Centre

April 6th, 2016 5:00 PM   through   6:45 PM
Pollard Thomas Edwards
Diespeker Wharf
38 Graham Street
London, N1 8JX
United Kingdom

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Event Fee(s)
Members £ 35.00
Non-Members £ 49.00

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