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Society for the Protection of Ancient Buildings: Old House Eco Course

Sat 26 Nov 2016 @ 9:00 am - 5:15 pm

Moe information here.
A one-day course presented by the SPAB

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.

Old House Eco Course

DATE: Saturday, 26 November 2016

VENUE: Guildhall, Bath, BA1 5AW

TIME: 09:00 – 17:15

FEE: £145 pp
The fee includes lunch and refreshments.
Refunds will not be made in the event of booking cancellations less than two weeks before the course.

TARGET AUDIENCE: home owners; managers and staff of period properties; building conservation professionals; construction professionals; general interest; introductory.

“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

“A most enjoyable event… I found the case studies most interesting.”
– Architect

“Great to see that this course exists. Roll on the day when the SPAB approach is the default approach for all the buildings!” – Engineer

“Excellent! Covered a wide range of topics, with useful details.” – Home owner

Roger Hunt
Marianne Suhr

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

For more information, download the PROVISIONAL PROGRAMMEthis may be subject to change.

The course will be held at the Guildhall in Bath. Built in 1775, the Guildhall has been at the centre of Bath’s administrative life for over 350 years. A Grade I listed building, it continues to house the Register Office, Mayor’s parlour and city archives. The Guildhall is less than a 10 minute walk from Bath Spa railway station. We are delighted to be hosting this course in Bath at the time of the city’s Christmas market and festivities.

BOOK ONLINE by clicking on the ‘Add to basket’ button in the upper right corner of your screen or download the BOOKING FORM to be completed and returned with payment to: SPAB, 37 Spital Square, London, E1 6DY.

When booking online, please provide the full delegate name. Please also let us know if the delegate has any special dietary or access requirements.

If you have any questions about this course, or any of the Society’s events, please contact the Education and Training team on 020 7377 1644 or education@spab.org.uk


Sat 26 Nov 2016
9:00 am - 5:15 pm
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Bath, BA1 5EB United Kingdom
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