Understanding Your Old House Course

Understanding Your Old House Course

an introductory course on maintenance and care

Date: 
13/03/2021 - 13/03/2021
Course Type: 
Courses & Study Day
REF: 

HO2/20

Audience: 
Introductory, General Interest, CPD
Location: 
Virtual event: held online
United Kingdom
Price: 

£100 pp

Event details

PLEASE NOTE: due to the ongoing Covid-19 restrictions, this course will now run online as a combination of pre-recorded presentations and a live session on 13 March 2021 at the times detailed below. Please contact us before booking if you have any questions about this new format.
 

Understanding Your Old House: an introductory course on maintenance and care

Live session: Saturday 13 March 2021, 10:00 - 12:00 (GMT)
+ Pre-recorded presentations (x5) will be made available in advance of this date.
Online via Zoom
£100 pp

The SPAB presents this popular introductory course on the maintenance and care of solid-wall buildings. This course is designed to help you understand the construction and performance of traditional buildings and how to tackle common problems – whether your home is listed or unlisted, a timber-framed medieval cottage, Georgian, Victorian or Edwardian.

The course will introduce the SPAB conservation approach and offer guidance on how best to tackle common problems and maintain the character and value of your old house.

A beginner’s guide to lime will explain its use in the construction and repair of traditional buildings. The course also aims to demystify the legal framework that building owners and custodians need to be aware of when carrying out work to their property, and will offer advice on working with professionals and local authorities.

This course will be relevant primarily for owners and managers of period properties, but also for professionals who may need to brief their clients on understanding their old house. Certificates of attendance for CPD purposes will be available on request.

Topics covered by this course will be:
•    The Conservation Approach: character and why we value old buildings (pre-recorded)
•    Construction and Performance: understanding why old buildings are different (pre-recorded)
•    Introduction to Lime: a beginner’s guide (pre-recorded)
•    Dealing with Damp and Timber Decay: spotting and tackling common issues and problems (pre-recorded)
•    Understanding the Legal Framework and Working with Professionals (pre-recorded)  
•    Maintenance Matters: the importance of the routine care of buildings (live)
•    Q&A session covering all the above topics (live)

The course will be presented by James Innerdale, an accredited architect, historic buildings consultant and former SPAB technical officer. Due to the ongoing Covid-19 restrictions, this course will now run online as a combination of pre-recorded presentations and a live session on 13 March 2021 (10:00 - 12:00). Please contact us before booking if you have any questions about this new format. 

You will be sent instructions on how to join the live session a few of days before 13 March. Links to the pre-recorded sessions will be sent out on 24 February to give you time to view the recordings before the live session. If you register for this course from this date, you should receive a 'Pre-recording Links' email soon after receiving your booking confirmation. All sessions, including a recording of the live presentation will be available to view on demand until 21 March 2021.

The Society for the Protection of Ancient Buildings (SPAB) was founded by William Morris in 1877 to counteract the highly destructive 'restoration' of medieval buildings being practised by many Victorian architects. The SPAB remains true to its founding principles and is now the oldest and most technically expert building conservation charity in the UK, fighting to save old buildings from decay, demolition and damage. The SPAB is a membership organisation and offers training, events and expert advice, as well as publishing a quarterly Magazine, technical pamphlets and advice notes.

Booking Terms & Conditions

IT requirements: Please note that this is an online course and will be held via a webinar platform (Zoom). To participate, all you need is an internet connection and a laptop, computer or phone with the ability to play video and audio.

You will be sent instructions on how to join the live session a few of days before 13 March. Links to the pre-recorded sessions will be sent out on 24 February. If you register for this course from this date, you should receive a 'Pre-recording Links' email soon after receiving your booking confirmation. All sessions, including a recording of the live presentation will be available to view on demand until 21 March 2021.
 

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

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