Timber Cladding, Doors and Windows

Malone House, Barnett Demesne, Belfast on Thursday 29 September 2011 at 9.30 to 12.30

This technical seminar is to comprise two parts, one on cladding and one on doors and windows.

The first is to cover the use of external timber cladding in buildings in terms of selection of species and their durability, design and cladding profiles, fixing, wood preservation, surface coatings and external protection.

The second on doors and windows is to cover correct detailing, species, durability, insulation values and air tightness of doors and windows; these aspects of doors and windows will also be discussed in the context of the Building Regulations.


0900     Tea/coffee on arrival

0930     Cladding followed by Q&A – Paul Harvey and Pat McCarthy

10.30    Tea/coffee

11.00    Doors and windows followed by Q&A – Kevin Underwood

12.30    Close


Paul Harvey B.Agr.Sc (Forestry M.Sc (Environment Protection) AIWSc is currently Business Manager (Ireland) for Arch Timber Protection and is also Chairman of Wood Marketing Federation.  He was a member of the Wood Marketing Federation Woodcare committee which drafted the new cladding guidance document ‘The Use of External Timber Cladding in Buildings’.  


Pat McCarthy B.A. Hons Materials Technology is responsible for the development and management of the industrial exterior coatings market in Ireland for Akzo Nobel and is passionate about developing sustainable answers for his customers from its portfolio.


Kevin Underwood BSc. AMIMechE.  Is technical Manager at the British Woodworking Federation.  He has worked on BSI (UK) standards committees for the previous 6 years primarily involved in the development of standards for doors and windows.

Places cost £29.00 including VAT (PSS members £24.00 including VAT), payable by cheque to Royal Society of Ulster Architects.