Retrofitting Domestic Properties

Retrofitting Domestic Properties

Improving energy efficiency in old houses

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37 Spital Square,
E1 6DY, London
United Kingdom

£65 Please note this does not include lunch.

Event details

This course is now fully booked. We are keeping a waiting list in case of cancellations.

15 May 2018, 12.30pm-17.30pm

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.

This half day seminar for professionals will provide an essential understanding of the issues associated with retrofitting sold 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. 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.

Course tutors

Roger Hunt - Writer, Co-Author Old House Eco Handbook
Marianne Suhr - Building Surveyor, Co-Author Old House Eco Handbook

Copies of both The Old House Handbook and The Old House Eco Handbook will be available to buy, and discounted SPAB membership will be offered to those who join on the day.


See our booking T&Cs here.

Accessibility: please contact the SPAB before booking to discuss any special access requirements.

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