The NSBRC Guide to Renovation Projects

The NSBRC are pleased to present a one-day event for home renovators.

Our Renovation Course is delivered by NSBRC Helpdesk Expert David Hilton. David is an authority in sustainable building and energy efficiency, with extensive knowledge in building fabrics and heating systems.

The Course is classroom-based and discusses how you can effectively manage your project, the processes you will encounter and which trades you should use. David will also guide you through the NSBRC’s own fantastic Renovation House where you can watch the theory come to life.

Our Training Courses are designed to build your knowledge and confidence so that you are equipped to make informed decisions during your project.


The NSBRC Guide to Renovation Projects Dates

  • Saturday 25th April 2020
  • Friday 3rd July 2020
  • Friday 11th September 2020
  • Saturday 5th December 2020

Advanced booking required

For further information call 0345 2234455 or click here to register your interest and we will be touch to arrange your booking

We are expecting this brand new course to be very popular. The day covers many key subjects including:

Building Regulations & Legislation

  • Planning (when is it needed) and Permitted Development Rights
  • Party Wall Act
  • Budgeting & VAT

Cracking, Subsidence & Structural Repairs

  • Characteristics of different building materials
  • Identifying causes of cracking and masonry failures and subsidence
    replacing doors & windows

Building Systems & Fabrics

  • Insulation: thermal & acoustic
  • Building materials
    Extensions, Loft & Basement Conversions


  • Heating & Water 
  • Energy Efficiency
  • Airtightness & Ventilation

For further information call 0345 2234455 or click here to register your interest and we will be in touch to arrange your booking


Refund Policy - The Renovation Course

Cost of course per person: £165gbp (VAT inclusive).

We offer course places on a first come first serve basis.

If you are unable to attend the course after booking, we can transfer your place to another course date if you notify us at least a week before the event (subject to availability). Please notify us as soon as possible.

Please note that we will issue a full refund if you notify us up to 7 days prior to the event start date, if you notify us after this time your payment will be non-refundable.

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