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Thermal and Humidity Testing of a Hard-to-Treat Wall

20 Feb 2013
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Where: K501 / Online
Times: 12.30 -14.00 [GMT]


The work conducted in this feasibility study sets to provide an analysis of a common refurbishment upgrade developed by BCA Insulation Ltd to decrease the thermal transmission. Currently, the insulation company conducts many of these building upgrades to improve buildings thermal response and to minimise owners overspend in heating bills. In some instances the alternative would be to insulate inside a cavity wall with minimal disruption, but in this case the building in question is a single red sandstone wall which requires special attention because of its original setting and functionality.

Single wall buildings are prone to conduct heat very easily and thermal upgrades which include the use of insulation of the walls have resulted in a reduction of heat escaping easily. In some instances, external insulation can be the solution, generally where buildings are not listed or are not located in conservation areas this can be applied. More often, it is the case that building owners prefer to conserve the original exposed solid stone elevations and refer to internal insulation solutions.

Additional to the above, the field study included testing to identify possible interstitial condensation of the wall, verifying that any thermal upgrades would not create any moisture build-up in any of the layers of the wall; particularly in the slightly ventilated cavity behind the internal wall finishing’s or mould appearing on the internal surfaces. These fears of moisture build-up have been highlighted by the insulation company who are conscious that these occurrences can disturb the building owners and create health concerns.



Julio Bros-Williamson
Edinburgh Napier University

Wilson Shaw
BCA Insulation


There are two ways to attend this event.

All CIC Start Online members will be invited to attend the online webinar and will receive an email with the meeting link. This will provide a live video feed, presentation and chat area - with the opportunity to contribute to the discussion using the Q&A (online chat) facility.

Online attendance is free of charge to CIC Start Online members.

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You can also attend the seminar in person.

A buffet lunch will be provided before the event, providing opportunities for networking with fellow delegates and the seminar speakers.   Lunch and registration starts at 12:00, with the seminar commencing at 12:30.

If you wish to attend the seminar in person, please complete the registration form below.

The price is £70 per delegate (£50 for CIC Start Online members).


The seminar fee may be 50% funded by Skills Development Scotland if the business employs less than 250 people and meets Skills Development Scotland's criteria.  After booking the course, please contact or call 0300 456 8731.



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