Homeowners of period properties may have many questions about understanding and caring for their building.

The SPAB aims to help owners of old buildings by providing training, technical advice and publications.

Common questions asked are:

  • How do I know if this crack in my wall is serious?
  • Am I doing the right thing for my period home?
  • I'd like to get a professional in, but I'm worried about being ripped off?
  • Do I really need to install a damp proof course?

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 offers courses for owners and people who care for pre-1919 properties.
Our courses and events are led by experts and give period property owners access to the kind of advice and guidance that can be difficult to obtain.

Our courses for homeowners invariably feature lively question and answer sessions and a close look at case studies. They also offer the opportunity to meet like-minded enthusiasts and fellow owners of old and listed buildings whose own experiences and stories provide an inspiring, supportive and very relevant backdrop to the sessions.

All our courses suitable for homeowners are listed beneath the images below; click on the course name for all the details.                                                                                         

Join our mailing list to receive updates on our courses: email education@spab.org.uk with your name, contact details, location and what topics you are interested in and we will add you to our notification list for future events.

CONTACT US: By email or telephone +44 (0) 207 377 1644. 



Courses for Homeowners


New Design for Old Buildings - Student Rate

Price: £70.00 (VAT Exempt)

New Design for Old Buildings - Full Fee

Price: £140.00 (VAT Exempt)