David has been involved at the NSBRC for many years and regularly presents our Eco Workshops and the NSBRC Guide to Energy Efficiency Training Course. He also has a Masters degree in Sustainable Architecture, is a fully qualified renewables, Gas safe installer, trainer and has 30 years experience in the industry. He has completed several of his own renovation projects and enjoys helping others do the same. As part of the course, David will guide you through the NSBRC’s own fantastic Renovation House where you can watch the theory come to life.
What will the course cover?
Part one - super structure:
- Building Systems & Fabrics
- Building Regulations & Legislation
- Damp-proofing, cracking & subsidence
Part two - first and second fix:
- Re-design and re-configuring
- Plumbing & Services
- Kitchens & Bathrooms
- Can I do it?
- What’s the disruption?
- What’s the cost?
- What’s the time frame?
Building Regulations & Legislation
Planning (when is it needed) and Permitted Development Rights
Party Wall Act
Budgeting & VAT
Dealing with Dampness, Condensation & Mould in Properties
Symptoms & Causes
Repairing & Rectifying
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
Extensions, Loft & Basement Conversions
Heating & Water
Airtightness & Ventilation