Actis cupcakes are on the menu at LABC face-to-face technical roadshow in Essex

Builders, specifiers, building control officers and architects are being encouraged to attend LABC’s monthly regional roadshow later this month with the promise of cupcakes – designed to help hammer home key messages relating to changes to Part L.

The treats are being offered by Actis regional specification manager Amaret Chahal, who is presenting a mini version of the insulation specialist’s RIBA-approved CPD Tomorrow’s Insulation Solutions for Future Homes Standards on Tuesday March 28.

Amaret uses different cupcakes when she presents the CPD to represent varying levels of thermal efficiency which meet the standard required under revised Part L regulations.

"We use cupcakes in the CPD to illustrate the different targets we can achieve through having a recipe approach. If a cupcake was a house, the limiting value is the minimum thermal value which must be achieved. This is represented by a vanilla cupcake. The notional value, an ideal but more difficult to achieve thermal rating, is more like the top of the range cupcake with coloured icing, sprinkles and perhaps some mini marshmallows scattered on top. Just as we have a wide variety of cupcakes made from different ingredients, so can houses be built with different specifications to meet requirements within the given range of targets.”

The event, aimed at LABC members in London and the surrounding area, takes place at Woolston Manor Golf Course and Country Club, Abridge Road, Chigwell, Essex IG7 6BX. Doors open at 8am and the event finishes at 12 noon, by which time many cakes will have been consumed.

This is the fifth year in a row in which Actis is working with LABC as a CPD partner.

Actis and LABC’s other CPD partners will each offer 20 minutes of insight into a specific technical issue and a proposed solution designed to educate and inform delegates.

Reserve your place here.