- Course Details
What You’ll Learn
If you would like to learn how to undertake the installation of External Wall Insulation systems then this 5 day EWI course will be a great starting point for you. The course will detail the various different boards used and take you through aspects relating to understanding and preparation of surfaces which you will come across on once you are working within this industry. The various details that will be covered are aspects relating to removing existing external wall fixings, understanding substrate conditions before install, preparing walls to receive external wall insulation including:
- Hacking off defective existing finishes
- Brushing and cleaning existing surfaces
- Application of fungicidal wash
- Application of dubbing render for levelling out uneven substrates
- Application of stabilising solution
You will also learn about the installation of base beads, cutting and installing insulation board using various methods, mechanically fixing boards, sealing gaps between boards, application of reinforcing base coat, reinforcing mesh, stress patches, beads to external corners, sealant to door and window openings where necessary and basic top coat finish as well as the reinstatement and adjustment of external wall fixings.
How You’ll Learn
This course is predominantly practical however where appropriate, the course will be supported by power-point presentations as well as a comprehensive learning pack for you to keep. This course will take place in Able Skills brand new Solid Wall Insulation training centre, supported by Alumasc and Kingspan.
Courses Open To You After
Following on from this course you can attend a more advanced 3 day External Wall Insulation (Boarder) course OR a more advanced 3 day External Wall Insulation (Finisher) course – either of which will enable you to move forward to NVQ registration and achievement and following on from there, if you would like to specialise in particular products, Able Skills is a training provider for Alumasc and attending this particular course will enable you to become one of their Approved Installers.
The Green Deal is the new government initiative that is designed to help business and home owners to employ more ‘green technologies’ in their properties, one of which is External Wall Insulation. This energy saving initiative has targets in place which need to be met so therefore the demand for qualified and approved installers is on the increase. Now is the time to get these skills under your belt and set yourself up for plenty of work for the next few years (20 or so).
Why is External Wall Insulation Training a Good Idea?
The introduction of the ‘Green Deal’ is intended to reduce carbon emissions cost effectively by reforming the energy efficiency of British properties. This will require various modifications to be made to homes and businesses which will be paid for via a ‘Green Deal’ financial system. This system will eliminate the need for anyone to pay in advance for energy efficient alterations and adjustments to the home and instead provides reassurances that the cost of the measures should be covered by savings on the electricity bill. The Green Deal will enable many households and businesses to improve the energy efficiency of their properties so less energy is consumed and less money is wasted.
With such a drive on the UK meeting set targets to reduce carbon emissions, many things will have to change which means that new jobs will be created and qualified installers of the varying forms of insulation will be needed – this 5 day New Entrants EWI Course is the perfect opportunity for those of you not currently working within this industry to make that career change possible.
The course will provide you with an excellent introductory and from here you can opt for our more advanced 3 day External Wall Insulation (Boarder) course OR a more advanced 3 day External Wall Insulation (Finisher) course – either of which will enable you to move forward to NVQ registration and following on from there, if you would like to specialise in particular products, Able Skills is a training provider for Alumasc and attending this particular course will enable you to become one of their Approved Installers.
This 5 day Introductory New Entrants EWI course will open doors of opportunity for you and the earlier you look to start a career within this increasingly necessary industry, the better prepared you will be in the future.
Duration & Cost
This is a 5 day course. The total cost is £395 including vat. A £150 deposit will secure a booking and the balance can be paid on the start date.
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