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Short course spotlight: Fixing your damp house

Short course spotlight: Fixing your damp house

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Experienced conservation builder Nathan Goss looks at how to spot and tackle damp problems in old or traditionally built houses, helping create more comfortable, easier to heat, energy-efficient spaces.

The course explores how to recognise the warning signs of damp problems, including where past conservation efforts may have gone wrong, and introduces different techniques and methods for reducing or eliminating the problem.

Key topics include:

  • How and why damp occurs in the home, and different types of damp;
  • Understanding issues around ventilation, wall breathability and the materials used in construction and renovation;
  • Annual maintenance and repair issues associated with damp;
  • The dos and don’ts of restoring a home;
  • The properties and uses of lime and lime products;
  • Building surgery – bring any damp issues, details of restoration projects and conservation plans for discussion and advice.

Suitable for beginners, DIY enthusiasts or professional builders without much experience with older housing, the course takes place over two days at CAT.

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

Next dates: Tuesday 2  to Wednesday 3 May 2023.

Fees: £320, including tuition, all materials and full board shared accommodation (single accommodation is available for an additional £20).

To find out more visit our Fixing Your Damp House course page or get in touch.


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