With rising energy bills and the wish to cut carbon emissions high on many people's personal agenda, the need for sustainable, energy efficient buildings is increasingly urgent.
Join the Society for the Protection of Ancient Buildings (SPAB) to learn how to make your home - whether it is medieval and timber-framed, Georgian, Victorian or Edwardian, detached or terrace - energy efficient and low carbon without devaluing the future sustainability or character of the building.
Old House Eco Course
DATE: Saturday, 26 November 2016
VENUE: Guildhall, Bath, BA1 5AW
TIME: 09:00 - 17:15
FEE: £145 pp The fee includes lunch and refreshments.
Refunds will not be made in the event of booking cancellations less than two weeks before the course.
TARGET AUDIENCE: home owners; managers and staff of period
properties; building conservation professionals; construction professionals; general interest; introductory.
"Outstanding course. It was our wedding anniversary present to one another and was well worth it." - Home owner
"The Old House Eco Course was excellent - thanks to all who contributed. It was very interesting." - Builder
"A most enjoyable event... I found the case studies most interesting." - Architect
"Great to see that this course exists. Roll on the day when the SPAB approach is the default approach for all the buildings!" - Engineer
"Excellent! Covered a wide range of topics, with useful details." - Home owner
Back by popular demand, this course (led by Marianne Suhr and Roger Hunt - authors of Old House Eco Handbook) will cover:
Insulating Sold Walls
Windows and Doors - dealing with energy efficiency
Insulating Roofs and Floors
Energy and Technology - getting the right solution for your home
Ready for the Future - sustainability, maintenance and dealing with climate change
In the rush to be 'eco', compatibility between traditional buildings and modern technologies and materials can be mistakenly ignored. This course will explain how to avoid potential problems and will consider a holistic approach to retrofitting, while presenting a background to the latest building science with practical advice and examples of best practice.
The Old House Eco Course will be relevant primarily for owners of period properties (pre-1919), but also for professionals who may need to brief their clients on improving the energy efficiency of their homes.
The course will be held at the Guildhall in Bath. Built in 1775, the Guildhall has been at the centre of Bath's administrative life for over 350 years. A Grade I listed building, it continues to house the Register Office, Mayor's parlour and city archives. The Guildhall is less than a 10 minute walk from Bath Spa railway station. We are delighted to be hosting this course in Bath at the time of the city's Christmas market and festivities.
BOOK ONLINEby clicking on the 'Add to basket' button in the upper right corner of your screen or download the BOOKING FORM to be completed and returned with payment to: SPAB, 37 Spital Square, London, E1 6DY.
When booking online, please provide the full delegate name. Please also
let us know if the delegate has any special dietary or access
If you have any questions about this course, or any of the Society's events, please contact the Education and Training team on 020 7377 1644 or email@example.com
FEE: £60. The fee includes refreshments but not lunch Refunds will not be made in the event of booking cancellations less than two weeks before the course.
The UK's existing housing stock is amongst the least energy efficient in Europe and accounts for almost a quarter of our annual carbon emissions. As a result, there is an increasing need to retrofit domestic properties to improve their energy efficiency and reduce heat loss.
Led by Marianne Suhr and Roger Hunt, the authors of Old House Eco Handbook, this half day seminar for professionals will provide an essential understanding of the issues associated with retrofitting solid wall, pre-1919 properties. The seminar will look at how such buildings can be made energy efficient and low carbon without devaluing their character or future sustainability. Issues such as breathability, interstitial condensation and air tightness, together with appropriate insulation and ventilation will be considered. A brief overview of the lastest building science will be backed by practical advice and examples of best practice - including how improvements can be made to the thermal performance of windows, walls, roofs and floors - as well as the importance of understanding how climate change may impact our built heritage.Though the focus is on domestic properties, some of the approaches discussed in the seminar will be applicable to other types of solid-wall building.
TARGET AUDIENCE: building
conservation professionals and students; managers and staff of period
properties; construction professionals; general interest; intermediate.
This seminar will count towards 4.5 hour of CPD. Copies of both Old House Handbook and Old House Eco Handbook will be available to buy, and discounted SPAB membership will be offered to those who join on the day. Please note that the seminar will be conducted in English.
The seminar will be held in the Grade 1 listed City Hall in the centre of Cardiff. More information can be found on the venue website.
BOOK ONLINE by clicking on the 'Add to basket' button in the upper right corner of your screen or download the BOOKING FORM to be completed and returned with payment to the SPAB at 27 Spital Square, London, E1 6DY.
When booking online, please provide the full delegate name with job title/occupation and organisation name.
Please also let us know if the delegate has any special dietary or access requirements.
If you have any questions about this seminar, or any of the Society's courses, please contact the Education and Training Team on 020 7456 0915 or firstname.lastname@example.org
The Care and Repair of Old Floors - One Day Seminar
The Care and Repair of Old Floors - One Day Seminar
DATE & TIME: 15 November 2016, 09.00-17.00 VENUE: Manchester Town Hall, Albert Square, Manchester, Lancashire, M60 2LA
FEE: £150 pp (book before 26 September and get the early bird discounted price of £140 pp) Refunds will not be made in the event of booking cancellations less than two weeks before the course.
The fee includes refreshments and a light lunch.
TARGET AUDIENCE: building conservation professionals and students; managers and staff of period properties; construction professionals; general interest; intermediate.
Old floors are beautiful. Marked by the passage of time and worn by the feet of centuries of visitors and inhabitants, they provide a very real and tangible link with the past. But too often their value and contribution to the interest, beauty and historic value of a building are overlooked.
The major event of the SPAB's #LookDown campaign, this one day seminar will look at the care and repair of old floors, showing how careful maintenance and sympathetic repair techniques can help to keep these valuable building elements in place. We will explore the contribution that old floors make to the historic significance and aesthetics of a building, discuss methods for assessing their condition, and consider the role of archaeology in carrying out repairs. Through case studies, we will give practical advice on approaches to repair and maintenance. The day will also include a 'myth-busting' session which will look at alternative approaches to the common reasons given for lifting an old floor, including damp, access issues and inserting underfloor heating.
This seminar is accredited for continuing professional development (CPD) by the Institute of Historic Building Conservation (IHBC). Certificates of attendance will be available for this course.
TRAVEL & VENUE INFO: This course will be held at Manchester Town Hall, one of the most iconic buildings in the city. Designed by architect Alfred Waterhouse and completed in 1877 (the year the SPAB was founded), the Town hall is regarded as one of the finest examples of Neo-Gothic architecture in the United Kingdom and retains its beautiful decorative mosaic floor in the 'Bees Area'.