New RIBA CPD On PIR Insulation From IKO


A new RIBA-approved CPD seminar from IKO PLC is designed to offer architects, specifiers and contractors information on the use of PIR Insulation. ‘The Benefits of PIR Insulation within the Building Fabric’ offers insight into the many uses of PIR Insulation, covering common applications such as cavity walls, cladding, basement/flooring, underfloor heating, internal pitched roof and flat roofs.

The seminar also offers an introduction to specifying PIR insulation, and the specific requirements of flat roof construction, which has seen a resurgence in recent years, especially in the commercial sector. The CPD reviews the main types of facing used on PIR boards and looks at IKO enertherm, which is available in a variety of facings and has a 0.022W/(m.K) lambda value, which means thermal insulation values can be met using thinner boards, saving space and money. Key areas to consider such as junctions, condensation risks and surface condensation are covered in detail, as is the build-up on timber, metal and concrete decks and the relevant legislation and standards to refer to. And there is also information about how to get IKO’s help and advice on thermal calculations and design.

For further information visit To arrange for a CPD to be presented at your office or for advice on thermal calculations and design, contact Vickie Townsend at or 01257 255771.