The Principles of Thermal Bridging - Leeds

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A new half-day seminar in Leeds exploring thermal bridging

Join us for a new half-day seminar which presents an overview of the underlying principles of thermal bridging.

Trainer Matthew Brooke-Peat of architectural technology practice Studio A Consulting Limited will identify different types of thermal bridge and illustrate the effect on building performance, as well as explaining and presenting:

  • the requirements of Building Regulations Part L that relate to thermal bridging
  • an overview of the contrasting approach to the treatment of thermal bridging under Passivhaus
  • the use of detail patterns from catalogues of standard solutions

The seminar will introduce thermal modelling of bespoke construction details and offer guidance on how to read and effectively utilise thermal bridging calculations to improve detailing.

Following on from Matthew, a break out session from Tom Dollard of Pollard Thomas Edwards will ask delegates to sketch over a number of part L accredited details, and improve the details for thermal performance. Best practice guidance will be examined.

To finish up, Tom will present the Zero Carbon Hub Builders Book, and pick out key details and issues relevant for delivering thermal performance.

Both trainers are keen to answer queries you may have, with two Q&A sessions forming part of this seminar.


13.15 Registration and refreshments
13.30 The Principles of Thermal Bridging - Matthew Brooke-Peat
14.00 Q&A Session - Matthew Brooke-Peat
15.00 Break out session - “improving the detail” - Tom Dollard
15.30 Refreshments
16.00 Builders Book examples - Tom Dollard
16.45 Q&A Session - Tom Dollard
17.00 Close

About the trainers

Matthew Brooke-Peat is a Chartered Architectural Technologist, Chartered Builder and Chartered Environmentalist. Since 1994, he has held positions in construction, architectural practice, academia and technical consultancy.

Matthew is currently Director of the architectural technology practice Studio A Consulting Limited that offers technical consultancy to other architecture, engineering and construction businesses.  His company specialises in thermal bridging calculations, technical design, detailing and specification.

Tom Dollard is Head of Sustainable Design at Pollard Thomas Edwards. Tom works across the practice and industry to ensure practical, sustainable and energy efficient design.

Tom has wide experience as an Architect across all sectors but has specialised in low energy schools, housing and masterplanning. He is a certified Passivhaus designer, BREEAM and code assessor and brings this expertise into his work to ensure low energy buildings that perform as designed. His recent work for the Zero Carbon hub included leading the site review process for the performance gap project across 21 sites around the UK.  He has written the Zero Carbon Hub “builders book” to address workmanship on site and delivery of energy efficient homes.

What have our delegates said about Green Register seminars?

"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”
“A great understanding and awareness of materials, with its applications and advantages”

November 18th, 2016 1:15 PM through  5:00 PM
Leeds Beckett University
Room AG10, Broadcasting Place
Woodhouse Lane
Leeds, LS2 9EN
United Kingdom
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Event Fee(s)
Members £ 65.00
Non-Members £ 99.00
Members - incl place at Avoiding Interstitial Condensation in Retrofits seminar 13 Apr 16, 13.30-17.00 £ 99.00
Members £ 65.00
Non-Members - incl place at Avoiding Interstitial Condensation in Retrofits seminar 13 Apr 16, 13.30-17.00 £ 149.00
Non-Members £ 99.00

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