Old House Eco Course

Old House Eco Course

Outstanding course. It was our wedding anniversary present to one another and was well worth it.
- Home owner and previous delegate

17/11/2018 - 17/11/2018
Course Type: 
Courses & Study Day


Introductory, General Interest, CPD
St. Botolph Without Bishopsgate
United Kingdom

£110 pp

Event details

17 November 2018, 10:00 - 17:00

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.

Back by popular demand, this one-day 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 building conservation professionals who may need to brief their clients on improving the energy efficiency of their homes.

This one-day course will be held at the SPAB headquarters in London - an opportunity to view the inside of the only remaining Georgian house in Spital Square. The building dates from around 1740 and originally belonged to a Huguenot silk merchant. It was rescued from dereliction by the Spitalfields Trust before being sold to the SPAB in the early 1980s.

With opportunities to ask Marianne and Roger questions throughout the course, the event is also an excellent chance to meet and learn from other owners who may be facing similar challenges. Copies of Old House Handbook (RRP £25) and Old House Eco Handbook (RRP £30) will be available to purchase at reduced rates, and discounted SPAB membership will also be offered to those who join during the course.

Places are strictly limited so book now!

Booking Terms & Conditions

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