Fixing your damp house

Fixing your damp house

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Learn from an experienced conservation builder how to spot and tackle damp problems in your home

Perfect for those looking to restore an old or traditionally built home, making it nicer to live in and more environmentally friendly.

A mixture of classroom-based activities and hands-on practical sessions will help you to recognise the warning signs of damp problems and to explore the different techniques and methods you can use to reduce or eliminate the problem.

Key Information

  • Duration: 2 days
  • Upcoming dates:
    • 27th – 28th August
    • 21st – 22nd September
  • Start and finish times: starts at 10am and ends at 4pm on the last day
  • Fees: £300
  • Includes: tuition, all materials, full board shared accommodation (single accommodation is available for an additional £80)
  • What to bring: as this is a highly practical course, safety boots are required and waterproof clothing is advised

What you will learn

Discover what you can do about a damp home and explore the techniques and methods you can use to restore an old or traditionally built house.

Main topics:

  • How to identify damp and rectify the associated problems
  • How and why damp occurs in the home
  • An overview of the do’s and don’ts of restoring a home
  • A tour of cottages with damp and a Q&A exploring what can be done
  • How to mix lime mortar and to apply it to a wall.

You’ll also have a chance to ask questions about your own home and get advice on what steps you can take.

Meet your tutor

Your tutor Nathan Goss has over 30 years’ experience in the construction industry in a variety of roles that have included: carpentry and joinery, historic building surveying, project management, conservation and the restoration of buildings.

Nathan is also an experienced tutor and has taught courses on traditional building methods, traditional carpentry skills, lime work and how to approach costing a heritage project.

To learn more about Nathan click here to visit his website.

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