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Part of our service to architects includes three 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 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.

'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.

'Introducing the Benefits of an Automated Shading System'

This educational CPD sheds a light on how important automated shading systems are when it comes to designing sustainable buildings. We explain the benefits associated with the systems, before comparing the cost of automated controls to manual.

All 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.

External Shading Systems RIBA-approved CPD

This RIBA-approved presentation is an industry first. Here, we cover everything from Part O and fire regulations to the variety of products available and key considerations when specifying external solar shading on your projects. A product demonstration is also available for in-person CPDs.

Date: Thursday 23rd May

Time: 11am - 12pm

Address: Orangebox, 38 Northampton Road, London, EC1R 0HU

Speaker: Dan Voller, Specification Manager

Automated Systems RIBA-approved Webinar

As the latest addition to our offering, this RIBA-approved presentation is an insight into automated systems. The CPD begins with an overview of how automation can impact sustainability, before explaining the make-up of a smart system, specification considerations and the cost.

Date: Wednesday 5th June, 2024

Time: 12:30pm - 1:30pm

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

Speaker: Dan Voller, Specification Manager

Performance Solar Shading RIBA-approved Webinar

Discussing how architects can use 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: Wednesday 3rd July, 2024

Time: 12:30PM - 1:30PM

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

Speaker: Dan Voller, Specification Manager

What Others Say

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.

Andrew Marren


Very well presented and informative.

Imaan Balbolia

The Market Design Build

The CPD was definitely very interesting. I'd be keen to attend future webinars and will get my colleagues to sign up for those that may be relevant to their projects.

Joanna Adamczyk

SHW Architecture

I enjoyed the presentation by Dan, who provided us with valuable insights into the product offerings. It was great to understand the range of solutions your company can provide. The presentation was very informative and engaging.


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.

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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