18 March 2017
Who’s this course for?
This course is suitable for beginners, age 16 years and over, who own or work in a historic property. Lunch and refreshments will be provided.
The day will include sessions on the following:
- The local area: building dates, types and styles; traditional construction; common materials;
- Why do buildings decay? Spotting and tackling common problems. Dealing with damp. What is maintenance? Why is it important? Practical steps to getting started;
- Planning the routine care of old buildings – inspections and the maintenance calendar;
- Working with professionals, contractors and specialists. CDM regulations – your role. Staying safe – risk assessment, working at height, fire safety;
- Sympathetically upgrading your old building for energy efficiency and sustainability.
- Understanding thermal performance and retrofitting old buildings;
- Out and about: a practical exercise looking at a building in the THI area;
- Maintenance surgery: an opportunity to discuss maintenance queries about participants’ own buildings.
The cost is just £40 per person and includes lunch, refreshments and access to the exhibitions in the Richard III Visitor Centre. The event is heavily subsidised by the Greyfriars THI, with comparable courses costing over £100.
Please click here to book online, or call 0116 454 3034. Spaces are limited.
To find out more about the Greyfriars Townscape Heritage Initiative, please take a look at our website www.leicester.gov.uk/thi