Old House Eco Course

Old House Eco Course

A one-day course presented by the SPAB

So impressed by the standard of talks and speaker knowledge. Hosted beautifully - previous Old House Eco Course delegate

05/03/2022 - 05/03/2022
Course Type: 
Courses & Study Day


Introductory, General Interest, CPD
37 Spital Square,
E1 6DY, London
United Kingdom

£130 per person

Event details

Old House Eco Course
A one-day course presented by the SPAB

5 March 2022, 09:30 - 17:00
£130 pp, includes a light lunch and refreshments.

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 SPAB on this course 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.

Our hugely popular course (led by Marianne Suhr and Roger Hunt - authors of Old House Eco Handbook) is back and presented in-person at SPAB HQ in Spitalfields, London. The course will cover:
•    Insulating Sold Walls
•    Windows and Doors - dealing with energy efficiency
•    Insulating Roofs and Floors
•    Energy, Air and Water
•    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 course is relevant for those who live in, use or manage period properties (pre-1919), and is a popular introductory one-day course for professionals who may need to brief their clients on improving the energy efficiency of their homes. With opportunities to ask questions throughout the day, the course also offers an opportunity to talk over lunch and learn from fellow attendees who may be facing similar challenges. 

To make our venue comfortable and safe, spaces will be limited - early booking is recommended. 

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.

"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

“I very much enjoyed the day and felt inspired” - Architect

“So impressed by the standard of talks and speaker knowledge. Hosted beautifully”  - Building Maintenance Professional


Accessibility: please contact the SPAB before booking to discuss any special access requirements. The front steps outside (6) and internal stairs of our historic building unfortunately restrict access for some. 


COVID-19 Health and Safety Measures: Government COVID-19 restrictions have been lifted in England, but we recommend that all delegates bring and wear their own mask during the workshop. Hand sanitiser will be available. If you have any symptoms of Coronavirus (COVID-19) - a new, continuous cough; high temperature; a loss or change to your sense of smell or taste - or have been in close contact with someone who has symptoms of the virus, we ask that you inform us immediately and do not attend the course. Our measures are subject to change in accordance with Government guidelines. 


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Image credit: Roger Hunt.


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