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


Trees with Dr Giles Biddle

Frilford Heath Golf Club, Abingdon OX13 5NW

For those of you who attended the Building Surveyors' Oxford Briefing 2017, this evening talk on trees by Dr Giles Biddle will be an extended version of his talk in October 2017, with more time for exploring avenues of interest and responding to questions.

More details will follow shortly.

PPN Spring Golf Day 2018

Tandridge Golf Club, Oxted, Surrey RH8 9NQ

The PPN Spring Gold Day will again be held at Tandridge Golf Club.  Tandridge's delightful course is set among mature woodland with spectacular views of the Surrey North Downs and the Kent and Sussex countryside.  Bacon roll and coffee before 18 holes in the morning, followed by 'The Tandridge Lunch', a four course carvery lunch and prize-giving.

Green roofs and solar solutions

KIngs Hotel, Stokenchurch HP14 3TA

This talk by Chris Roddick, Bauder's Green Roof Product Manager, 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:

PPN Annual Lecture by Prof Tony Travers (a PPN event)

Freemasons' Hall, Gt Queen Street, London WC2B5AZ

PPN (the Property People's Network) is delighted that Professor Tony Travers of the London School of Economics will give the PPN Annual Lecture, entitled "The Future for Transport in London - where will the Money come from?". 

The event will take place on Wednesday, 28 February at the Freemasons' Hall, Great Queen Street, London WC2B 5AZ.  The cost is £25.00 for PPN members, 3CPD subscribers, guests and non-members; £15.00 for UCEM alumni; £10.00 for UCEM students.

Five Counties Conference 2018

Wycombe Swan theatre, High Wycombe HP11 2XE

Resolve to start 2018 with a day's CPD at the Five Counties Conference for only £85.00!

The Five Counties Conference 2018 will be taking place on Wednesday, 28 February 2018 at the Wycombe Swan theatre in High Wycombe. 

Conference programme

The conference has an attractive programme of technical and professional talks for surveyors in commercial and residential practice, providing up to six hours of formal CPD for RICS members:

  • Permitted development
  • Red Book update
  • Investment and development in the leisure sector
  • RICS ethics
  • How to lose an arbitration
  • Commercial legal matters:  Ground (f) - demolition and reconstruction
  • Residential legal matters:  residential services charges, including Section 20 notices
  • Building pathology
  • Diagnosing damp
  • ... and more.

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.