STBA offering Masterclass on Surveying Retrofitted Buildings

The Sustainable Traditional Building Alliance (STBA), are running a Masterclass entitled ‘Surveying Retrofitted Buildings’, details below;

Date: 18th October 2016

Venue:  The award winning Cullinan Studio building, The Foundry, 5 Baldwin Terrace, Islington, London N1 7RU. 

Time:  2.00pm to 6.00pm, followed by drinks & networking until 7.00 pm.

This Masterclass is being led by, Richard Oxley and is aimed at anyone planning a retrofit or needing to assess the existing retrofit of an older building. The Masterclass will cover many issues and potential conflicts including determining the current condition and performance of the building, how not to exacerbate existing problems and avoiding new problems for the building.

If you are a member of RetrofitWorks, you are offered the partners’ reduced price of £90 for attending this course.

To book your place(s), email Debbie at or call Roger on 0207 704 3503.  Please quote your five digit RetrofitWorks membership number which beings 100XX.

Numbers at each event are limited. 

AGM Success

RetrofitWorks held its first successful AGM on the 14th June 2016, and was kindly hosted by the London South Bank University, Centre for Efficient and Renewable Energy in Buildings (CEREB).

The event was well attended; with over twenty members present and key retrofit industry supporters.  It provided valuable information for members, with speakers from the industry as follows;

  • Dr Aaron Gillich, research fellow at the School of the Built Environment & Architecture, London South Bank University, who talked about a recent research project, which evaluated retrofit schemes from around the world. Interesting lessons were discussed.
  • Dr Hazel Pettifor, Senior Research Associate at the Tyndall Centre for Climate Change, presented on value propositions for energy efficiency decisions. It was an interesting insight into people’s attitudes to energy saving works and the motivations for different segments of society.

The AGM itself was a success, with members voting on the new board of Directors.  It was announced that one Director had previously retired, Paul Reeve of the Electrical Contractors Association (ECA) and two Directors stood again, Russell Smith of Parity Projects and Paul Bogle of the National Federation of Builders.  Both Russell and Paul were voted back onto the Board, and a new board member joined the team, Tony Rose of Ecologic Energy.

Retrofit Works launch