Homeowners

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?

TECHNICAL ADVICE & 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.


TRAINING:
The SPAB offers training for owners and people who care for pre-1919 properties.
Our courses and events are led by experts and gives 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.

THE OLD HOUSE ECO COURSE: In 2013, the SPAB launched a new course for homeowners and professionals on improving the energy efficiency of old houses. Due to the high demand for this course, we will be running it again at a number of locations in 2014.

Led by Marianne Suhr and Roger Hunt (and coinciding with the publication of their Old House Eco Handbook in association with the SPAB), the course offers practical advice on how to make your historic house energy efficient and low carbon without devaluing the future sustainability or character of the building, with talks, case studies and Q&A sessions led by a panel of building conservation specialists. When booking onto the course, delegates can also choose to add a signed copy of the Old House Eco Handbook to their booking for the discounted price of £20 (RRP £30).

Download the Course Flyer for more information.                                                                                                                           

FUTURE DATES: Additional courses will be run in 2014. To be notified when these courses open for booking, please email the Courses Organiser with your name, email address, telephone number and region of the country.

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


   

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