Trade talks

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Summary

We've updated our very popular Trade Talks to reflect current construction methods. These one hour talks, delivered by NHBC building inspectors, are designed to highlight to trades/site operatives the most common reportable items or defects that the inspectors and claims investigators encounter on residential developments and give practical guidance on how to prevent these problems occuring. They can be delivered on or near your site, provided that a suitable room is available to seat the attendees, such as a large site office, canteen, nearly completed property, show house or another venue close to the site.

Suitable for:

Carpenters, bricklayers or ground workers (trades/site operatives).

What you will learn:

1. Carpentry and Joinery

Joists, multi-joist fixings, timber engineered joists, joist hangers, strutting, restraint straps to floors, notching and drilling, wall plates, trussed rafter roofs, trussed rafter bracing, cut roofs, cold water storage platforms, ventilation/fire stopping and materials storage.

2. Brickwork and Blockwork

Substructure, cavities, wall ties, mortar, thermal insulation, openings, lintels, cavity trays, bonding, movement joints, separating walls, appearance, cold weather working and timber frame.

3. Foundations, Ground Floors and Drainage

Building near trees, heave precautions, setting out, concreting, steps and reinforcement, ground-bearing slabs, suspended floors, radon and gas membranes, DPC, access to buildings (Part M), drainage (gradients, bedding and backfill, support and movement, service entries and protection, access and testing) and soakaways.

4. Pitched Roof Coverings 

Mortar, verges (wet), valleys (wet), hips (wet), ridges (wet), underlays, condensation control, roofing battens, gutter interface, setting out/fixing, minimum fixing requirements, weathering to abutments, flashing/cavity tray interface, projections/weathering, fire stopping, verges (dry), valleys (dry) and dry/ventilated ridges.

Two new Trade Talks:
5. Dry Lining & Plastering 

When to commence work on site, plasterboard storage, plasterboard - suitability for location, plasterboarding - support, pasterboarding - fixing, dry lining - fixing, dry lining - joint alignment, dry lining - reveals, plasterboard - cutting/fitting, plasterboard - detailed work, direct decoration, gap sealing, a consistent approach to finishes, key examples from Chapter 1.2, finishes - jointing, finishes - quality of  finish, deflection head detail, sound insulation overview, sound insulation - within dwellings, sound insulation - between dwellings, sound insulation - Robust Details, sound insulation - soil pipes, protected hallways - wall linings, dry lining/fire door frame detail, protected hallway - ducting, protected hallway - services and double boarding walls/ceilings.

 

6. Timber Frame

Platform system, material storage, DPC detail, sub-structure accuracy, sole plate packing, anchoring the frame, ground floor wall panel fixing, internal load bearing walls, wall panel head binders, maintaining verticality, intermediate floors (joists), intermediate floors (cassettes), overloading the floors, intermediate wall panel fixing, wall/roof interface, steelwork, roof trusses, spandrel panels, roof details, fire separation, fire stopping, breathable membrane, cavity barriers and increased shrinkage risk.

Costs:

 Standard pricePrice for NHBC registered builder pricesMax. numbers
In-company    £350+VAT per talk £250+VAT per talk 12
Two on the same site on the same day       £320+VAT per talk £220+VAT per talk 12

 

Contact info:

For more information or to book please contact Sophie Setterfield on 01908 746380 or at ssetterfield@nhbc.co.uk

 

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Trade Talks

Trade Talks

Learn about the most common reportable items and defects found by Inspectors and Claims Investigators, with our one-hour Trade Talks.

Delivered by NHBC Building Inspectors, we will discuss practical guidance on how to prevent problems occurring. They can be delivered on or near your site, provided that a suitable room is available to seat the attendees, such as a large site office, canteen, nearly completed property, show house or another venue close to the site.

Pick from the talks below – we can deliver the talks that suit your team.

Who should attend

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    Carpenters.

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    Bricklayers.

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    Ground workers (trades/site operatives).

Benefits to you

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    Learn about what Inspectors and Claims Investigators look for.

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    Improve quality of your construction.

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    Feel more confident that you’ll meet minimum standards.

What you’ll learn – choose from:

Carpentry and joinery

Joists, multi-joist fixings, timber engineered joists, joist hangers, strutting, restraint straps to floors, notching and drilling, wall plates, trussed rafter roofs, trussed rafter bracing, cold water storage platforms, ventilation/fire stopping and materials storage.

Brickwork and blockwork

Substructure, cavities, wall ties, mortar, thermal insulation, openings, lintels, cavity trays, bonding, movement joints, separating walls, appearance, cold weather working and timber frame.

Foundations, ground floors and drainage

Building near trees, heave precautions, setting out, concreting, steps and reinforcement, ground-bearing slabs, suspended floors, radon and gas membranes, DPC, drainage (gradients, bedding and backfill, support and movement and soakaways).

Pitched roof coverings

Mortar, verges (wet), valleys (wet), hips (wet), ridges (wet), underlays, condensation control, roofing battens, gutter interface, setting out/fixing, minimum fixing requirements, weathering to abutments, flashing/cavity tray interface, projections/weathering, fire stopping, verges (dry), valleys (dry) and dry/ventilated ridges.

Dry lining and plastering

When to commence work on site, plasterboard storage, suitability for location, support, fixing, dry lining, joint alignment, reveals, cutting/fitting, detailed work, direct decoration, gap sealing, a consistent approach to finishes, quality of finish, sound insulation overview, sound insulation - within dwellings, sound insulation - between dwellings, sound insulation - Robust Details, soil pipes, protected hallways, wall linings, dry lining/fire door frame detail, protected hallway, ducting, protected hallway, services and double boarding walls/ceilings.

Timber frame

Platform system, material storage, DPC detail, sub-structure accuracy, sole plate packing, anchoring the frame, ground floor wall panel fixing, internal load bearing walls, wall panel head binders, maintaining verticality, intermediate floors (joists), intermediate floors (cassettes), overloading the floors, intermediate wall panel fixing, wall/roof interface, steelwork, roof trusses, spandrel panels, roof details, fire separation, fire stopping, breathable membrane, cavity barriers and increased shrinkage risk.

Prices per talk

 

STANDARD PRICE

NHBC REGISTERED

MAX ATTENDEES

In-company

£350 + VAT

£250 + VAT

12

Two on the same site on the same day

£320 + VAT

£220 + VAT

12

Prices are exclusive of VAT

*For registered builders, this course is subsidised by NHBC as we recognise its direct benefits in raising standards on site.

Interested? Enquire and book today

For more information or to book please contact Sophie Setterfield on 01908 746380 or at ssetterfield@nhbc.co.uk

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