Repair of Old Buildings Course

Repair of Old Buildings Course

The ultimate CPD for building conservation professionals: an intensive week-long course exploring conservation approaches through lectures and site visits.

20/05/2024 - 24/05/2024
Course Type: 


Intermediate CPD, Advanced CPD
Museum of the Home (formerly Geffrye museum)
Kingsland Road,
United Kingdom


Event details

Monday 20 - Friday 24 May 2024, 9am - 5pm

Presented by leading building conservation professionals, the course explores British and international approaches to the conservation of old buildings. The programme is underpinned by the SPAB philosophy of repair and maintenance, as set out in the SPAB Approach.

Through a series of lectures and site visits, you’ll gain an in-depth understanding of the repair, maintenance and conservation of old buildings.

What you'll learn

The course includes lectures on the following topics, accompanied by a comprehensive reading list:  

  • Conservation principles: The SPAB Approach  
  • Historic building controls   
  • Construction and performance of traditional buildings  
  • Conservation structural engineering 
  • Dealing with damp in old buildings  
  • The care and repair of historic roofs  
  • Plasterwork in historic buildings  
  • Historic paints and wallpapers  
  • Services in historic buildings   
  • Stonework repairs  
  • Flintwork repairs 
  • Timber repairs 
  • Traditional brickwork repairs 
  • Metalwork  
  • Lime   
  • Conservation of stained glass  
  • Climate change, sustainability and retrofitting


There is no formal assessment for this course. You will receive a Certificate of Attendance upon completion. 

The Repair of Old Buildings Course is recognised by the IHBC for Continuing Professional Development (CPD) and RIBA for Career Learning.


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