Xpelair has introduced a new CPD training programme to help social housing and local authority specifiers understand requirements of meeting the Decent Homes Standard.
‘Ventilation for Decent Homes in the Social Sector’ provides an overview of Decent Homes and the important role that ventilation plays in achieving this standard.
The CPD course explores the problems that can occur in inadequately ventilated homes, including the growth of mould, poor indoor air quality and increased condensation.
It then looks at the various solutions available to combat these issues, including extractor fans, mechanical extract ventilation (MEV) and whole-house mechanical ventilation with heat recovery (MVHR) systems.
Ian Williams, Head of Training at Xpelair, said: “It is imperative for specifiers working within the social housing sector to understand the important role ventilation plays in bringing a home up to the Decent Homes Standard.
“The CPD course is another way Xpelair is helping to improve the service it offers to its customers. By providing specifiers with the right information, it enables them to select the right ventilation system for their application.
“Not only does this help protect the fabric of a property by preventing condensation and mould growth, but it also ensures tenants have clean, fresh and healthy air.
“Through this training, it is hoped that properties which failed previous targets do not do so again, whilst those renovated or built in the future are able to stand the test of time.”