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Airtightness and Weather Sealing

Course code: XSAV044P

Subject area: Gas Centre

Study level: Part Time

Course level:

Course details

Course time:

08:00 - 10:30

Days of week:


Course date:

25th Nov 2024 - 25th Nov 2024

Course location:

Abingdon Campus

Contact details


01235 555 585

This practical workshop is delivered by experienced industry trainers and will equip building professionals with the knowledge and skills required for airtightness strategies and weather tightness in domestic dwellings.

Delivered in our state-of-the-art Net Zero Skills Hub Training Centre.

Attendees will receive a technical presentation introducing the principles of airtightness and breathability in domestic dwellings. The trainer will provide case studies with a focus on domestic retrofit, followed by discussion of the challenges faced on site. The second part of the training will be a practical workshop using real-life training rigs.
Course units
1. Principles of airtight buildings

2. Key concepts of breathability in buildings

3. Challenges in domestic retrofit

4. The need for ventilation

5. Practical workshop

- Application of airtightness products

- Application of weather sealing products

What next?
Attendees might benefit from some of our advanced training courses in domestic ventilation, insulation or renewable heating.
Entry criteria
There are no formal entry requirements, but attendees are expected to have experience in the construction industry.
Fee information

As part of your course we may organise trips to assist you with your learning. Trips are optional, and you will not be penalised if you choose not to participate.

There are bursaries available to help you with other course costs. Call 01235 216 212 for more information.

The rules on fee reduction are complicated and we would encourage you to talk to our Admissions staff on 01235 555 585 to discuss your options. You can find more information on our Fees and Bursaries page - search "Fees and Bursaries" at the top of the page.

Course fees

19+ Fee:

Tuition Fee: £95.00

Exam Fee: £0.00

Total Cost: £95.00

19+ Reduced Fee:

Tuition Fee: £0.00

Exam Fee: £0.00

Total Cost: £0.00

Qualifications received
Certificate of attendance, no formal qualification.
Learning & method assessment
There is no formal exam. Attendees will benefit from a technical presentation, professional discussions, observations by the trainer, peer-to-peer learning, as well as various practical tasks on our state-of-the-art training rigs.
User skills
Learners will have a good grasp of why buildings should be made airtight during construction or refurbishment.

Learners will be able to use key terminology and specify, recommend and apply sealing systems effectively for different scenarios.

Attendees will now be able to apply techniques achieving airtightness and weather tightness in existing buildings as well as new buildings.