Charlie Luxton launches Ecological’s UK seminar tour

Charlie Luxton launches Ecological’s UK seminar tour

Charlie Luxton will speak at the first event in Ecological’s Perfect Airtight Seal on 16 October at the National Self Build and Renovation Centre, Swindon, while the London event on 18 October will take place in the Building Centre.

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Sustainable building products specialists Ecological Building Systems have secured sustainable design expert and TV presenter Charlie Luxton as the guest speaker for the Swindon event on Tuesday, 16 October that will kick off the company’s forthcoming Perfect Airtight Seal seminar tour of the UK.

The presenter of More4 programmes Building the Dream, Homes by the Sea and Homes by the Med, Luxton is an active pioneer of sustainable architecture through his eight person practice, Charlie Luxton Design.

Taking place at the National Self Build and Renovation Centre, the Swindon seminar will kick-start the five-location tour, which will bring together architects, specifiers and construction professionals for a full day’s programme of presentations, technical talks and practical demonstrations.

The theme of the tour is ‘optimum energy efficiency, freedom from structural damage and improvements in healthy living’. All five events will bring together international expertise in the use of high-performance building products, building physics knowledge and innovative design to drive improved sustainability in the UK’s built environment.

The seminars are worth six structured CPD points and are relevant to five of the 10 RIBA CPD Core Curriculum topics. The seminar tour has been instigated by Ecological Building Systems in partnership with airtightness specialist Pro Clima to celebrate BBA approval of the company’s Intello Plus membrane, which is distributed exclusively in the UK by Ecological Building Systems.

Commenting on the forthcoming event, Charlie Luxton said: “There are lots of opportunities for architects to find out about new products and design methodologies but there are very few events that bring together such a wide range of experts to provide joined up insights into how more sustainable, comfortable and robust buildings can be designed and constructed in practice.”

The Swindon event will be followed on 18 October with the second seminar in the Building Centre, London. Guest speakers at the London event will include Simon Corbey of the Alliance for Sustainable Building Products (ASBP) and Patrick Chester, project manager and passive house consultant with Enhabit.

Other speakers at all five events will include Jon Denyer, senior scientist on the BBA’s technical excellence team and Michael Foerster, engineer head of applications technology at Pro Clima.

After Swindon, the programme will tour venues in London (18 October), Belfast (6 November), Glasgow (8 November) and Birmingham (22 November). For more information or to book for an event visit

Last modified on Wednesday, 10 October 2018 09:39

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