Builders & Professionals


The SPAB aims to assist building conservation professionals by providing training schemes, courses and CPD training events, technical advice and publications. 

For free building conservation advice, telephone the SPAB Technical Advice Line on 0207 456 0916 (Monday - Friday, 09:30 - 12:30).
Books, technical pamphlets and information sheets are available to purchase online.

The SPAB Repair of Old Buildings Course has been run since the 1950s, and welcomes architects, surveyors, planners, buildings archaeologists, structural engineers, conservation officers, builders, craftspeople and other building conservation professionals.  This intensive five day course of lectures and visits is held in the spring and autumn of each year.
Masterclasses, Seminars and Scaffold Tours are held throughout the year - check our events listing for updates and more information, or contact the Education and Training Team.

Courses currently open for bookings are listed at the bottom of this page.

Our courses and CPD training events are recognised by the IHBC for CPD.

The SPAB also offers two training schemes for professionals:
 - the nine month Lethaby Scholarship for early career architects, building surveyors and structural engineers; and
 - the six month William Morris Craft Fellowship for early career, qualified building craftpeople.

The annual Building Conservation Summer School for building surveyors, designed by the RICS in conjunction with the SPAB, is held at the Royal Agricultural University in Cirencester. Contact the RICS for details of this event.

If none of our current courses meet your training needs, we also offer bespoke courses for outside organisations and will work with you to design a course or training day that meets your specifications. For more information on what we can offer contact us.

CONTACT US: Email us or telephone 0207 377 1644 for more information about SPAB courses and training.


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Technical Days

Fire in Old Buildings Seminar

Price: £125.00 (VAT Exempt)