Passivhaus Retrofit Delivery

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  • From £270
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Understand the delivery of deep fabric retrofits and what is needed to ensure projects are a success on site.

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Is this course for you?

This is the first retrofit programme in the UK that is principally designed for contractors. Our advanced level course builds on technical knowledge gained from the Passivhaus Tradesperson course, however, we also welcome interested graduates from our Certified Passivhaus Designer and Bitesize courses. 

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What will you learn?

Understand the delivery of deep fabric retrofits and what is needed to ensure projects are a success on site.

Unlike most retrofit courses this is aimed specifically at contractors, but provides useful learning for those involved with design too – after all, greater cross over between design and construction is essential for successful projects.

Unforeseen changes are much more common in retrofit so require a different mindset: your team need to be able to problem solve and know who to contact for help. This course is aimed at providing you with the understanding and tools to achieve this.

 

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Next Steps

Ultimately the aim is to prepare you to deliver EnerPHit and fabric first retrofits successfully, specifically aiming at:

  • Understand the specific risks associated with retrofit.
  • Understand common solutions and where to find help.
  • Understand the quality required to ensure the building performs.
  • Understand how to review design proposals, what to expect to be provided to the site team and determine the level of skill and management needed.
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Course Fees

Coaction Training CIC is a social enterprise, and we work hard to keep our fees as affordable as possible whilst giving all our learners the confidence to deliver real world results.

Pilot Course (20% Discount): £256 ex. VAT 

Standard Price: £320 ex. VAT

Membership Price: £270 ex. VAT

As a Community Interest Company any profits we make are reinvested to further support the upskilling of built environment professionals in the UK, through continued improvement of our courses and development of community and support activities.

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Course Overview

Topics covered include:

  • Understand what the EnerPHit and other retrofit standards entail,
  • Explore the critical aspects including insulation, moisture, airtightness, thermal bridging, ventilation, heat pumps and overheating.
  • How to ensure quality is delivered on site.
  • How to reduce the risk of unforeseen changes
  • How to manage unforeseen changes on site

Our experienced trainers will lead you through the various topics, show you typical problem areas for retrofit and best practice solutions.

A successful construction project starts with a well-thought-through design, so you will put this to the test with our case study building – with support, you will be responsible for applying the knowledge gained to the case study to give you a basic understanding of what goes into a retrofit design.

The real work starts as we move on site with the case study; were the decisions you made the right ones? Any retrofit is likely to have surprises creep in on site and this project is no different. We guide you through the process of the site work, pick up areas where the design may not be achievable and help the team to conclude what to do in such situations so you can better plan, cost and manage real projects.

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Course Structure

  • Teaching is through live webinars and starts at 9am. Sessions are 4 hours long, unless otherwise stated.
  • There is a small amount of homework to complete between each session (approximately 1 hour) to consolidate your learning.
  • This course is led by experts in retrofit world, all of whom have successfully delivered EnerPHit and other deep retrofit projects.
  • Our operations team are available every working day for technical and administrative support.

The course is structured into a series of 3 modules to direct your learning through the essential aspects of Passivhaus:

Session 1 – Introduction to retrofit, whole building approaches, insulation and thermal bridging. One hour homework. 

Session 2 – Airtightness and wind tightness, moisture and building services. One hour homework. 

Session 3 – Review homework and then move on site with the case study.

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What our graduates say...


"Eye-opening, well-organised and, quite honestly, inspirational. Honestly, others don't compare."

designer Graduate


"Online training was great. Very informative and there was plenty of opportunities to ask questions."

bitesize Graduate


"The best quality and most relevant training I have ever received, delivered by specialists with a huge amount of real-world experience."

designer Graduate


"I would to say that the course was excellent, and very well presented by the team of tutors."

tradesperson Graduate


"It was great to have trainers with a wealth of practical passive house experience."

designer Graduate


"The use of group activities is very helpful to ensure our understanding of what has been talked about."

bitesize Graduate


"The course was fantastic in bringing together so many different experts from different disciplines - demonstrating the collaboration that is required to design and build a Passivhaus."

designer Graduate


"Thank you for your time, effort and care. I am hoping it will change the direction of my practice"

designer Graduate


"Thanks again to the trainers for a fascinating course so far, I am already feeling a lot of things falling into place."

designer Graduate


"The course was rigorous and I felt very supported throughout."

designer Graduate


"The course also deepened my understanding of the impact of thermal bridging more generally."

therm Graduate


"Good course, enjoyable and informative, great trainers."

bitesize Graduate


"Very informative and well-presented."

bitesize Graduate


"The trainers were amazing and knowledgeable."

tradesperson Graduate


"The webinar was very useful and provided us a way to apply our newfound knowledge in real-life situations. Very valuable and an exercise I can continue to use on future projects."

bitesize Graduate


"The content was very well explained and demystified what would otherwise be a difficult piece of software to master."

therm Graduate


"I really enjoyed the course and learnt a lot from it. What's more many of my clients are very intrigued by the whole concept and are looking to embrace it following my discussions with them."

designer Graduate


"I felt the sessions were good for fostering discussion in a way that brought the group together."

bitesize Graduate


"I'm keen to learn more about the finer details of achieving certification after attending the training."

bitesize Graduate


"I now feel confident in my ability to assess individual thermal bridges if this is ever needed on a future project."

therm Graduate


"Was a great session, very nice presenting team and good knowledge/responses to very technical queries."

tradesperson Graduate


"Fantastic trainers and extremely well run."

designer Graduate


"I found the quality of the teaching to be incredibly high with a real depth of knowledge shown by all and really obvious personal interest"

designer Graduate


"The course has definitely taken me outside of my comfort zone, which is good because it means I am learning!"

tradesperson Graduate


"Real life anecdotes were useful."

tradesperson Graduate


"It was by far the best course that I have been on in the 25+ years since I started studying architecture. It was much more than I could have hoped for and I now feel much better equipped to carry on as a sole trading architect."

designer Graduate


"Nice to be taught by really enthusiastic and committed practitioners. Thank you."

designer Graduate


"The fact that each of the trainers has hands on experience in the field delivering certified passive houses is really what sets this course apart"

designer Graduate

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