Partel: Designing the “Perfect Wall”
The new episode of Partel’s Tech Knowledge Series brings technical insights on key layers for achieving a durable wall assembly.
Construction evolved, and energy-efficient buildings now require proper sequencing to control the inside from the outside. Hugh Whiriskey, Technical Director of Partel, approaches the critical roles and properties of the four essential control layers: rain, air, vapor, and thermal layer.
Bob Nicholls: Chartered Architectural Technologist
Bob has been designing and detailing buildings for nearly four decades and has self- built and developed for profit.
From September, Bob is offering one to one consultations at the NSBRC or via Zoom to cover all aspects of the self-build process, whether it be new build or extensive remodelling. There is no time constraint and no cost to these consultations.
If you think this might help you Bob can be contacted on:
Scandia Hus: Sussex-Style Scandia
Scandia-Hus worked alongside self-build customers, to negotiate the hurdles and achieve planning permission for this traditional style new home. The exterior reflects the local vernacular architecture, with hung clay tiles cladding the first floor and brick encompassing the ground floor, whilst inside there is a contemporary open plan space.
A key benefit of a timber frame home is the speed of construction. The shell, having been precision-made in the factory, was erected quickly and made watertight within a matter of weeks.
Book your place at the Self Build seminar with Allan Corfield Architects!
This seminar - hosted by ACA and delivered by top industry experts - will prepare you for your Self Build journey.
The one-day seminar is offered on two dates (Wednesday 27th and Thursday 28th October) at the NSBRC.
Course registration (£80 per person) includes lunch, refreshments, a full day of expert advice and opportunities for individual consultations. Some of the topics discussed at the seminar are:
- Finding and assessing land
- Funding and protecting your project
- Your project team and the design process
- Project Management and cost control
- Future home standards and construction systems
- Renewable heating design
- MVHR design
- Virtual Reality demonstration
- And more!
Jigsaw Infrared: Better Heating for a Better World
Jigsaw are a family business committed to connecting all of us to something better. British made, our stylish radiant heating systems are an easy to install, a total solution, leaving you in total control.
Warming you just like the sun, they are specifically designed for lower energy usage to reduce carbon emissions. In conjunction with our hot water, solar and battery storage they are a better way for us all to help our planet. With a 10-year warranty better is more than something we say, it’s something we guarantee.
NARM: Check for the tick symbol!
For the safety in your home, NARM, the National Association of Rooflight Manufacturers, advises that inner panes on all glass rooflights must be laminated glass.
Always check this with your supplier, as NARM has been made aware that some rooflights are being supplied with toughened glass inner panes: a potential danger.
The term ‘toughened’ implies a degree of safety which in the case of rooflights, is misleading – as toughened glass can shatter, putting those beneath a rooflight at risk.
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