This course aims to enable the delegate to identify modern timber frame construction and the more common varieties of system-built housing used on housing estates in the mid-20th century, many of which still comprise a significant proportion of the social, and ex-social, housing stock.
It will consider the construction techniques employed and consider the benefits or otherwise of timber frame construction compared to traditional bricks and mortar, and, with regard to the system-built housing, the approaches adopted to improve their energy efficiency.
• Construction type identification
• Common problems in the system-built housing stock
• Options for energy efficiency improvements
Who should attend
Environmental Health Officers and Private Sector Housing Officers. Officers of Social Housing providers responsible for estates with non-traditional construction stock – primarily local authority housing or providers with stock transferred from local authorities.
CPD: 2 hours