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Part of our service to architects includes two RIBA-approved CPD presentations delivered to your team, either in person at your offices or online via Microsoft Teams or Zoom:

'Improving Sustainability through Performance Solar Shading'

In this hands-on, engaging CPD, we help architects and specifiers understand that well-informed choices regarding solar shading can have a huge impact on keeping a building’s carbon footprint to a minimum.

The CPD delves into the science behind solar heat gain, accreditations and metallised fabrics, and includes a practical demonstration to illustrate how important fabric specification is. Here, we show the difference in performance between a standard screen fabric and a metallised screen fabric, before concluding proceedings with an intriguing conundrum for attendees to solve.

'External Shading Systems'

An industry first on the topic, this informative presentation identifies the range of external shading systems available to architects and specifiers, using samples to highlight how each system operates in different scenarios.

Part O, fire and other regulations form a large part of the CPD, which concludes by identifying the key areas to consider when specifying external shading systems.

Both CPD's last approximately 45 minutes, and we're happy to fit in with the time that suits your team best, whether at lunchtime or any other hour of the working day. Some practices prefer a breakfast meeting which can be arranged.

Performance Solar Shading RIBA-approved Webinar

Discussing how architects can harness the potential of performance fabrics to improve a building's energy efficiency, this RIBA-approved CPD teaches the science behind solar heat gain and solar glare, using an interactive demo to explain how metallised blinds can help with sustainability accreditations.

Date: Monday 11th December 2023

Time: 12:30pm - 13:30pm

Time Zone: (UTC+00:00) Dublin, Edinburgh, Lisbon, London

Speaker: Dan Voller, Specification Manager

External Shading Systems RIBA-approved Webinar

As the latest addition to our CPD offering, this RIBA-approved presentation is an industry first, and discusses everything from Part O and fire regulations to the variety of products available and key considerations when specifying external solar shading on your projects.

Date: Wednesday 7th February 2024

Time: 12:30pm - 13:30pm

Time Zone: (UTC+00:00) Dublin, Edinburgh, Lisbon, London

Speaker: Dan Voller, Specification Manager

What Others Say


CPD Feedback

Thank you so much for holding this interesting CPD including the demonstration. It was very varied and I feel all staff really enjoyed seeing the completed projects and that there are solutions not limitations to all kinds of designs.

We have so many different kinds of projects, I am sure we will be able to put forward your products in the future.

Bond Bryan

CPD Feedback

This was an extremely high quality CPD, one of the best I've ever attended. I feel like the hour was very well spent and I learned new things. The presenter was clearly very well informed and confident at providing clear and concise answers to questions at the end of the presentation.

Fabulous CPD, thank you for your time.

Lee Evans Partnership

CPD Feedback

It was an informative CPD, keep up the good work.

I liked how clear it was and I also liked the images presented and the fact the presenter was interacting with the audience with an experiment and asking questions. The presenter really explained why blinds are technically beneficial for a building. The tech experiment was very interesting to see.

Alan Camp Architects

CPD Feedback

It was very visual which aided understanding and kept my attention. Interesting and detailed enough without being overly technical.


CPD Feedback

It was engaging throughout, as Ben spoke clearly and with enthusiasm. It was structured in a way that covered many aspects without moving too quickly and in enough detail. The practical element of actually showing us the effect of the blind material with metal coating was really helpful and a nice change from just looking at presentation slides the whole time.

A really good CPD, definitely the most interesting and engaging one I have attended so far.

Wilby & Burnett

CPD Feedback

I just wanted to say thank you, it was a seminar worth attending. I thought the presenter was excellent. I didn’t realise there was so much to know about blinds!

Jessop & Cook

CPD Feedback

The presentation gave a great insight into the design of the blinds and shading for buildings without complicating topics.

KLH Architects

CPD Feedback

The light box demonstration was an interesting way of demonstrating the metalized blinds.


CPD Feedback

It was focused and engaging. The live lightbox demonstration was particularly useful.


CPD Feedback

Very well presented; engaging and interactive.

Thank you for what was a very interesting CPD. Very good product.

PRP Group

CPD Feedback

It was very clearly presented with great slides and good examples. Clear communication by Richard, with appropriate examples.

Dexter Moren

CPD Feedback

Presenter was very helpful.

Enjoyed the interactive aspect of the CPD. Very well explained.

Arcadis Manchester

CPD Feedback

Very informative - the information on metallised fabric was particularly useful regarding projects I work on.

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