With rising energy costs and a growing requirement for more energy efficient homes and commercial buildings, Fabric First principles are now being widely adopted, particularly within the structural timber sectors.

For the last decade innovators in the construction sector have been developing solutions to address areas of thermal bridging which occur when there is a gap between materials and the structural surfaces. By improving the airtightness of the building fabric and the thermal performance of the structure – cold bridging can be eliminated and thermal performance enhanced – reducing heat loss, carbon emissions and ultimately, offering vast savings on energy consumption.

Numerous technologies looking to maximise offsite manufacturing, have embraced the Fabric First building principles, are now gaining traction with the end users – home owners and developers – particularly in the self-build, education, health care and social housing sectors, where sustainability and ‘whole life costs’ of the building are crucial to the specifying decision process.

The latest technologies will be on show at the Fabric First Event, being held on 18 November 2015 at the Inmarsat Conference Centre, 99 City Road, London, EC1Y 1AX. Tickets cost just £95+VAT and include entry to the conference and exhibition, plus lunch and refreshments throughout the day.

The event brings together distinguished and pioneering speakers from a broad spectrum of the industry drawing upon their considerable experience to deliver a comprehensive programme of policy and regulation presentations, technology and project case studies.

Speakers include:

  • Steve Hornblow – A2 Dominion
  • Douglas Drewniak – Bio Regional
  • Ian Loughnane – Kingspan Timber Solutions
  • Christopher Jofeh – Arup
  • Shaun Fitzgerald – Breathing Buildings
  • David Alderson – Climate Energy Homes
  • Paul Rogatzki – Hanson Group
  • Stewart Dalgarno – Stewart Milne
  • Gordon Evans – YOOP Architectural Practice
  • Ross Holleron – Zero Carbon Hub
  • Jon Bootland – Passivhaus Trust
  • Alasdair Donn – Willmott Dixon

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