For CPD events for property professionals across the Chilterns and Thames Valley


'Getting paid' - maximising returns under your contract (a CIArb Thames Valley event)

Holiday Inn, Maidenhead SL6 2RA

“Cash flow is the lifeblood of the building industry”.  Lord Denning made this remark in a series of Court of Appeal decisions in 1971 and his statement is as true today as it was then. The introduction of the Construction Act in 1998 has led to considerable improvements, but even to this day, trying to get paid remains an uphill battle for many contractors and sub-contractors.

Green roofs and solar solutions

KIngs Hotel, Stokenchurch HP14 3TA

This talk on green roofs and solar solutions investigates the environmental benefits of different types of green roofs, the design considerations for successful planning and what to expect from the finished project.  By the end of the evening, you should be able to understand where each type of green roof is most suitable and the fundamental principles that apply to the design of a green roof.

The talk covers:

Five Counties Conference 2018

Wycombe Swan theatre, High Wycombe HP11 2XE

Bitterly cold, heavy snow showers and bright sunshine - that was High Wycombe for the Five Counties Conference 2018.  But almost everyone turned up - thank you for supporting the event!

The speakers' slides and notes are available below.


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Diagnosing defects in roofing and cladding (sponsored by Foamglas)

Kings Hotel, Stokenchurch HP14 3TA

Diagnosing defects in roofing and cladding is a CPD talk by Mark Sulik of Durrant Consulting, supported by a presentation of FOAMGLAS cellular glass insulation by Andrew Jones of Pittsburgh Corning UK Ltd.  This talk takes place on Wednesday, 17 January 2018, 6.30pm, at the Kings Hotel, Stokenchurch.

Leak detection and disaster restoration

Little Hay Golf Complex, Hemel Hempstead HP3 0DT

Detecting leaks early can prevent many water damage incidents that occur due to leaks in a pipe, whether that's a water pipe or a central heating pipe.  Leaks are commonly traced through the use of trace and access, the process for identifying and locating water leaks in the internal or external areas of a property.

Our evening CPD talk on leak detection will be delivered by Des O'Connor of The Revival Company, a disaster restoration company based in Oxfordshire and operating nationwide.

Planning law update

Maidenhead Golf Club, Maidenhead SL6 2PZ

On Wednesday, 6 December 2017, we'll be holding our regular planning law update with Tony Bowhill FRICS FRTPI, a planning consultant with a wealth of knowledge and an eye for highlighting the salient points in planning legislation and case law.

In this year's update, the main topics will be:

•    housing supply and demand
•    brownfield registers
•    planning conditions – can they be improved?
•    listed buildings and their setting
•    the latest government proposals.