Following the success of the webinars held in 2020, the forum decided to hold these webinars again, following the same format. 2021 saw a wide variety of demonstrators and presenters again, each bringing interesting discussions and topics to the webinars.

The schedule was as follows:

1st October 2021 – Update from NHBC and Abbey Pynford demonstrating a piled raft repair

8th October 2021 – DACB cover the Environment Act and Catalyst demonstrate drainage investigation

15th October 2021 – Statutory Tree Protection by PRI & an extended Q&A session

The webinars were all recorded and are available to watch on our YouTube channel. 


TRAINING DAY WEBINARS 2020 – The 2020 Subsidence Forum Training Day took place in a different format due to Covid restrictions. The event offered a series of online webinars across three days allowing delegates to view in action demonstrations and ask questions to our guest presenters on the day relating to all matters subsidence.

The webinar programme can be viewed online as detailed below:

  • Mock up of tree root case –
  • Complex Subsidence Repairs & Ground Injection Techniques
  • Site investigation and soil description and Masonry reinforcement

To view the webinar recordings from last year, please visit our YouTube channel. 

The webinars welcomed a fantastic variety of demonstrators:

Mock up of Tree Root case – DACB explored the legalities surrounding tree root nuisance cases by way of a mock trial, highlighting the common issues raised by claimants and defendants.

Complex subsidence repairs – Specialist subsidence repair contractor, Optera demonstrated some difficult claim scenarios and the use of innovative repair methods to deliver cost effective solutions.

Ground Injection techniques – Geobear have a number of different products that can be used to repair subsidence damaged properties and will be demonstrated a selection of these.

Site investigations and soil logging/descriptions – Shire demonstrated a typical subsidence site investigation, showing how different soils samples are collected, logged and identified.

Masonry reinforcement – Helifix provided a practical demonstration of crack repair methods, using masonry reinforcement techniques.

TRAINING DAY 17 October 2019 – This years Subsidence Forum Training Day was held on Thursday 17 October at Tewin Bury Farm, Hertford Road, Welwyn, AL6 0JB. The CPD event offered delegates an opportunity to witness interactive demonstrations and see first-hand the multiple areas of subsidence investigation, repair and monitoring. Following an initial welcome and introduction, delegates were divided into groups to tour a range of demonstration areas. The demonstration areas included:

  • Drainage Repair
  • Monitoring (Level, Crack & Remote)
  • Tree Identification
  • Ground Improvement
  • Borehole Investigation
  • Lab Testing

ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING 2019- The Subsidence Forum Annual General Meeting was held on Thursday 16th May at The Bicester Hotel, Oxford. The meeting welcomed guest presentations from Liam Hanlon and Lynne Johnson about the Insurance Industry National Apprentice Academy. A second presentation was given by Sne Patel and Nigel Barham entitled “2018 – Subsidence Surge- through the eyes of today’s customer”. Their presentations are available to view by clicking here.

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