Internal weather

Windows

Functioning doors and windows, managing and mitigating moisture whilst reducing the need and consumption of energy.

Installation and operation of polycarbonate secondary glazing to windows, vinyl draught seal to doors and efficient use of the foam applicator gun.

Polycarbonate secondary glazing, vinyl draught strips and the foam applicator gun.

Workshop

Peer to peer on-site training, structured tuition and open format learning.

When: Wednesday 15th – Friday 17th February, 10 – 5 pm

Where: Bristol

Cost: £240

Open day

Drop in, come take a look and maybe have a go!

When: Friday 17th February, 1 – 4 pm

Where: Bristol

Cost: Free


Locks and latches

Workshop

Peer to peer on-site training, practitioner support, structured tuition and open format learning.

Agenda

  • Design
  • Planning
  • Preliminaries
  • Procurement
  • Risk assessment
  • Preparations
  • Air ingress egress and convection
  • Informed occupant behaviour
  • Systems thinking
  • Team building

Summary

We’ll be working alongside experienced practitioners, learning how to design and plan, as well as the practical delivery.

We’ll consider the underlying objectives of the installation within the broader context of energy and moisture in the home.

We’ll look at the preparations that are required to the doors and windows and how these affect the quality and speed of the installation.

We’ll install polycarbonate secondary glazing, vinyl draught strips and get to grips with a foam applicator gun.

Lunch will be provided.

The content will be covered on days one and two, day three is optional providing an opportunity to practice, demonstrate and re-visit aspects of importance to you.

Booking

Free registration, payment details to follow.

When: Wednesday 15th – Friday 17th February, 10 – 5 pm

Where: Bristol

Cost: £240

 

Open day

Drop in, take a look and maybe have a go!

When: Wednesday 14th December, 1 – 4 pm

Where: Bristol

Cost: Free

Agenda

  • Tea and biscuits
  • Demonstration
  • Q&A.

Summary

We’ll look at the underlying objectives of the installation within the broader context of energy and moisture in the home.

We’ll demonstrate the preparation and application of polycarbonate secondary glaring, vinyl draught strip, locks and latches and how to use a foam applicator gun.

We’ll discuss the appropriate use of materials and how the process affects both the resilience and aesthetic of the installation.

Booking

Let us know that you’re coming and we’ll put the kettle on.

When: Friday 17th February, 1 – 4 pm

Where: Bristol

Cost: Free

Testimonial: click here for a link to a blog, written by David Copeland from Hawkland Ecological Construction, describing Neighbourhood Construction’s Bio-aggregate workshop.

Polycarbonate secondary glazing – secured in place with magnetic tape the panels are demountable, preventing air ingress and reducing noise transfer. Fitted at low cost not only does this give draughty old sash windows a new lease of life it also protects the window from the damage caused by condensation.

Vinyl draught strips – external and internal doors, slows the movement of air through the home as well as reducing the convection of internal weather that carries moisture from source to symptom. They also reduce the distribution of dust whilst undertaking home improvements and can prompt a ‘cue habit response’ for occupants implementing a door operating strategy.

Foam applicator gun – expanding foam filler is an invaluable material for sealing up draughts and a versatile adhesive for securing things in place without the need for mechanical fixings such as screws and nails. Foam filler is ideal for preventing air ingress, it is a good insulator, preventing the conduction of heat and also preventing moisture vapour migrating to cold surfaces causing condensation.