Kind Supply And Unity Lime Workshop
Unity Lime collaborated with Kind Supply to host a workshop and CPD session centered on PAVATEX woodfibre insulation systems and complementary sustainable building materials. The workshop was well-attended by architects, builders, and DIY enthusiasts interested in the practical aspects of installing insulation systems. The primary focus areas included:
- Internal Wall Insulation (IWI) on solid wall constructions.
- External insulation on timber substrates for cladding/rendering.
- Insulation systems for pitched roofs.
James, the Managing Director of Unity Lime, expressed his delight with the quality of attendees, which included professionals who specify and install woodfibre insulation and individuals looking to update their knowledge with the latest guidance. Those passionate about transitioning to environmentally conscious building materials displayed a strong interest in learning about suitable materials for various applications.
Following a fantastic lunch consisting of eco-friendly options (provided by a local café owner who is also a sustainable insulation installer), the session continued with a CPD segment focusing on sustainable insulations and responsible retrofit. The topics covered included:
- The multifunctional performance of insulation.
- Understanding the thermal performance of materials beyond thermal conductivity.
- The key advantages of sustainable insulation.
- Considerations for acoustics, breathability, fire safety, and VOCs (Volatile Organic Compounds).
- Insights into the manufacturing of sustainable materials.
- Suitable systems for incorporating natural fiber insulations.
The audience engaged enthusiastically, asking questions about material costs, specification guidance, and appropriate finishes, including paints and plasters.
If you are interested in participating in future workshops or CPD sessions on natural fibre insulations, please register your interest by emailing [email protected].