Architect and blogger Claire Truman attended one of our recent seminars, Retrofitting Traditional Buildings: Principles and Practice and was inspired to post a blog about it; for an excerpt see below. You can view the full post on her blog page.
"I attended an afternoon session recently given by Nick Heath of NDM Heath Ltd. Although ‘retrofit of traditional buildings’ seems to be a common theme in my diary at the moment much of the information passed on was new – a reflection of the depth of the subject.
Nick has a huge breadth of knowledge and had a similar range of presentation slides to draw upon which enabled him to tailor the information to the audience (mainly architects this time). Nick was clearly experienced at encouraging from-the-floor questions and management of relevant debate, so despite varied experience all attendees walked away having learned something.
The approach at this seminar was a practical one. Using real life case studies we collectively were invited to make first-pass assessments of buildings: a listed semi-detached building with concrete render, spray foam in the roof line, and a sealed chimney – what approach would you take to thermally upgrading this building?" ...read more