Festive Bite-Size Session: Natural building materials - the essential choice for healthy buildings or an expensive luxury? - Bristol

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Join speaker Andrew Mitchell for a discussion of how natural building materials perform compared to the more conventional materials commonly used - with added mince pies and festive cheer!

Natural building materials - the essential choice for healthy buildings or an expensive luxury?

Concerns about the serious damage that trapped moisture can do to the building fabric have lead many construction professionals to search for materials that can minimise this risk.

Andrew Mitchell [MD], from leading providers of natural building materials NBT, will be discussing a range of innovative, breathable building materials and how they perform compared to the more conventional materials commonly used.

Innovations in natural fibre technology have produced materials that outperform synthetic insulation, as they can 'breathe', wick moisture and regulate building temperature in both the summer as well as the winter. They are also 100% natural and can lock up carbon over their lifetime.

Andy will explain all the advantages of using natural materials such as wood fibre, cellulose, sheepswool, hemp together with technical research that illustrates how they can manage moisture including how they can deal with the inevitable moisture generated within buildings - to produce healthy, long lasting, low impact buildings.

About the speaker

Andrew Mitchell is the Managing Director of Natural Building Technologies (NBT). NBT are a leading distributor of product solutions that deliver; thermal performance, alongside moisture, acoustic and overheating control.

Andrew’s background and training include; engineering, product and building design, with many years of experience developing and leading businesses based within these disciplines. Andrew heads up Natural Building Technologies as they continue to develop and provide solutions for the complex demands of a low energy built environment.

What did delegates say about previous sessions?

"The micro session idea is brilliant as full days can be very, very difficult"
"Excellent coverage for both established Green Register members and novices"
"Informed recommendations and some myths debunked"
"The practical detail and demonstration was most useful, and very clear"
"Lots of stuff I didn’t know! Enjoyed the interactive format"

More about Bite Size sessions

The Green Register's Bite Size sessions offer a flexible route to Green Register membership through a series of shorter training sessions designed to give concise training at a time to suit busy working professionals. Attend 6 sessions to qualify for membership.

All sessions start at 16.45 for registration with training running 17.00 - 19.00.

This event is held in partnership with

December 7th, 2016 5:00 PM   to   7:00 PM
Pollard Thomas Edwards
Diespeker Wharf
38 Graham Street
London, N1 8JX
United Kingdom

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Members £ 19.00
Non-Members £ 35.00

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