Ecological to host unique CLT masterclass this May

Ecological Building Systems will host an event in London on Thursday 11 May, titled Insulating & Achieving Airtightness with Cross Laminated Timber.

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Cross laminated timber construction has seen a vast increase in popularity in recent years. Projects are diverse and widespread throughout the UK, from multi-storey residential buildings in London to affordable housing projects on the Isle of Mull. The UK is now in a unique position to capitalise on the success and momentum of these developments, with more ground-breaking CLT projects planned.

The May 11 event will bring together some of Europe’s top experts on natural woodfibre insulation, intelligent airtightness and windtightness, and specialist fixing systems, for an in depth discussion on how best to optimise the design and onsite delivery of truly high performance mass timber constructions.

It is thought that this masterclass seminar will be the first of its kind held in the UK, and the event will focus on the very latest developments in delivering the highest specification for diffusion-open, healthy, low energy sustainable buildings using more natural materials, drawing upon Ecological’s own experience of CLT projects in the UK.

Ecological Building Systems has been at the forefront of supplying sustainable building products to the UK and Irish market for over 15 years. This masterclass will give attendees the unique opportunity to engage directly with senior technical experts from Ecological’s partners Gutex natural woodfibre insulation, Pro Clima intelligent airtight and windtight systems, and Heco specialist fixings manufacturers.

CLT is growing in popularity in the UK, and has been used to build ultra low energy buildings such as Tectonics Architects’ Lansdowne Drive passive houseCLT is growing in popularity in the UK, and has been used to build ultra low energy buildings such as Tectonics Architects’ Lansdowne Drive passive house

This day-long masterclass seminar will include a detailed focus on real-life CLT projects with Bernard Tulkens of Tectonics Architects and Will Garner, project architect and design manager at Midas Construction.

The course takes place on 11 May at the Building Centre, 26 Store Street, London, WC13 7BT. The cost is £120 with a 10% discount to members of the Passivhaus Trust, Green Register, AECB, ASBP, STBA and the Structural Timber Association.

Booking is through Eventbrite. For further information regarding this masterclass event visit www.ecologicalbuildingsystems.com.

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