Building designers, architects or architectural technicians wanting to get to grips with the finer points of designing homes to be constructed from timber frame or Structurally Insulated Panels (SIPs) should join Kingspan on 18 September for a unique training opportunity.
Kingspan’s Building Designers and Architects Event on 18 September taps into the Self Build market, which NaCSBA expects to grow to meet the demand of the 40,000 people signed up on the Self Build registers. This expectation is reflected by the Structural Timber Association which has been tracking a market resurgence over the last few years.
Thanks to its qualities of sustainability and its speed of construction, timber frame offers a viable route of creating extra supply in the housing market, diversity in supply that will support Government’s target of 300,000 homes created annually by the mid 2020s. As its an offsite system, it also circumvents some of the issues surrounding on-site construction skills – something that will be made worse by Brexit as European labour decreases.
These training is curated for design professionals wanting to know more about prefabricated, bespoke, timber based construction kits using energy efficient external wall and building envelope systems. It takes place at the Kingspan/Potton Show Centre, where delegates can see built examples of SIPs and timber frame homes, and a factory tour is included.
What’s covered on the training?
- What are prefabricated bespoke timber based construction kits?
- What energy efficient external wall and building envelope systems do we fabricate and what are their attributes?
- Thermal performance,
- Air tightness,
- Thermal bridging values and improvements,
- Creation of additional internal room space,
- Passivhaus Principles,
- How do we assist architects with technical input and design coordination, and
- What are the timelines involved?
After the event we are offering one to one discussion about any specific projects you may wish to bring along or about anything else you wish to explore further.
Date: Wed 18 September
Address: Kingspan Timber Solutions Limited, Eltisley Road, Great Gransden, Bedfordshire, SG19 3AR
Tickets: Free to attend – book online or call 01480 403285.
PLUS: Bacon Rolls are thrown in too!