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CPD Seminar

For many years Peter Cox technical staff have presented seminars around the country to assist property professionals with their Continuing Professional Development (CPD). Our seminars cover damp proofing, basement & structural waterproofing, masonry stabilisation & structural reinforcement, woodworm, dry rot & wet rot, condensation and bird control.

We are happy to present at your office, and we can tailor the seminar to suit your specific needs.  Whatever the topics covered, it’s a useful opportunity to discuss current practice, review new developments in the industry and get questions answered. If you would like a CPD seminar by the market leaders in property preservation please fill out the seminar request form.

CPD Approved Learning Package

Peter Cox also offers a blended learning approach with our CPD approved learning package. When you book a CPD Seminar with us you will automatically get access to our e-Learning platform, myLearning.

myLearning offers 24/7 access to relevant, topical information to help you and your staff understand and manage property related problems through our range of CPD accredited courses:

You can have access to as many bundles as you’d like. With a wide range of packages to suit your learning needs, myLearning is key to continuing your professional development. Our courses are constantly being updated to align with legislation changes and our team are always looking for new material to bring to the table.

Damp Control – The Latest Techniques

A refresher on the different factors behind dampness in walls and the use of moisture profiling to aid diagnosis. Various techniques for dealing with several type of damp ingress are covered including lateral rainwater penetration, condensation, damp from high ground levels and rising damp. We review the current methods available for damp proofing including systems for Listed Buildings.

Wall Ties, Masonry Stabilisation & Structural Reinforcement

The presentation covers the history of wall ties and BS1243 and the extent of the wall tie corrosion problem in over 12 million houses in the UK. We discuss best surveying practice and BRE Digest 401 to visually grade the wall tie condition. We also look at practical solutions to replace corroded ties, crack stitching, lintel creation and consolidating weak masonry with grout inflated anchors.

Woodworm / Dry Rot & Timber Repairs

This update covers the main species of wood boring insects and wood rotting fungi, their individual characteristics, the importance of correct identification and the latest survey and treatment methods including the use of 'sniffer dogs' to search out dry rot!

The presentation also explores the use of resins to repair large section timbers that have been decayed, and illustrations of recent projects.

Condensation Control & Improving Air Quality in the Home

The relationship between air humidity, air temperature and wall surface temperature is a complex mix and if this is not managed correctly condensation and moulds can occur. We explore how it is formed and illustrate the talk with examples of best practice in dealing with condensation, including the use of Whole House Ventilation and Heat Exchange fans.

Bird Control & Deterrence

For both designers, owners and those responsible for the maintenance of public and commercial property, bird infestation can be a real nuisance. This presentation explains the need for bird deterrence measures and the problems infestation causes, in particular the health risks. It reviews current bird deterrent techniques, their pro’s and con’s and the associated need for bird fouling clearance and site sanitisation.

Basement waterproofing to BS8102

This presentation reviews the 3 Types of Waterproofing (Type A, Type B and Type C) allowed under the standard along with the 3 Grades of Protection in below ground spaces.

We also explore the recent changes made by the Premier Insurance and the NHBC and their Guarantee specifically to waterproofing in 'new-build' basements and the changes to Chapter 5.4 of their Technical Guidance Docs