Peter Cox will be running virtual CPD seminars again in Spring 2024 covering a range of property preservation topics. Joining our virtual CPD’s will allow you to gain your CPD points. Best of all these seminars are totally free.
Each seminar will last roughly 1 hour and 15 minutes. The seminar will begin with the main presentation, and following this, there will be a Q&A session.
The full list of seminars are below with dates tbc:
A refresher on the different factors behind dampness in walls. This CPD will cover the following topics:
- Measurement of all forms of damp (rising damp, penetrating damp, salt and condensation).
- Use of moisture profiling to aid diagnosis
- Techniques for dealing with several types of damp ingress including lateral rainwater penetration, condensation and rising damp
- Methods available for damp proofing and replastering
A seminar on how to manage air humidity, air temperature and wall surface temperature, this CPD will cover the following:
- Environmental conditions for condensation and mould formation.
- Housing Regulations.
- Vapour production calculations and how to deal with condensation and moulds.
- Whole-house ventilation units and extract fans.
- Alternative condensation control solutions.
Wall Ties and Structural Repairs
Wall Ties, Masonry Stabilisation & Structural Reinforcement. This CPD will cover the following topics:
- The history of wall ties and BS1243
- Extent of the wall tie corrosion problem in the UK
- Best surveying practice and BRE Digest 401 to visually grade wall tie condition
- Practical solutions to replace corroded ties, crack stitching, lintel creation and consolidating weak masonry with grout inflated anchors
A review of the 3 Types of Waterproofing (Type A, Type B and Type C). this seminar will include:
- Three grades of protection in below ground spaces
- Explore the recent changes made by Premier Insurance and the NHBC and their warranty specifically to waterproofing in ‘new-build’ basements. Both are best known for their warranties as their major offer, with some insurance.
- Changes to chapter 5.4 of their Technical Guidance Docs
Woodworm and Fungal Decay
Main species of wood boring insects and wood rotting fungi
- Their individual characteristics
- Correct identification and the latest survey and treatment methods
- The use of resins to repair large section timbers