Alternative Repair Strategies for Traditional Buildings

“Having attended the traditional repairs course myself, I immediately realised the importance of spreading this knowledge right through our surveying team. As a mandatory part of our standard Continuing Professional Development scheme (CPD), the course ensures that we can offer clients advice and repairs, which are appropriate for their traditional buildings.”
(course delegate)

“I would recommend anybody who deals with older properties (50 years +) to attend this course even if they do so only occasionally. The course promotes a fuller understanding in to the effects of using the ‘wrong’ modern systems in old structures.”
(course delegate)

Who is this training course for?

This training course is aimed at those working on traditional buildings, defined as solid-walled properties pre-dating around 1939.  It will be of benefit though to anyone in the preservation industry who is interested in understanding how traditionally constructed buildings differ in their construction and how this can necessitate the use of repair strategies that are sympathetic and complementary to the original structure.

How is this training course structured?

This one day workshop will deliver a practical insight into traditional repair methods.

The workshop will explore how traditional methods of repair can reduce or eliminate the need to introduce new chemicals or materials that can permanently alter the performance characteristics of older buildings.

Topics covered include:

  • The use of lime strategies that reduce the use of chemical fungicides
  • The pros and cons of both modern and traditional building repair strategies
  • The importance of working with clients to set and deliver expectations

The course will be delivered by The Society for the Protection of Ancient Buildings [SPAB].  They have partnered with the PCA to help develop this training to provide an exciting and informative insight into the way buildings can be repaired using traditional methods.

Traditional repair strategies may not be right for every client or indeed every property, however, we are delighted to be working with SPAB to produce a practical training workshop that will assist contractors and surveyors who wish to work with clients in a different way.

At the end of the training course, candidates will receive an attendance certificate and the course will be worth 6 CPD points.

Read a summary of the course by one of the delegates who attended this course in April 2016: click here


Alternative Repair Strategies for Traditional Buildings Dates

Month Course Date
June 2020 Tues 23rd
Course Fees

Fees for PCA Members
£295 + VAT

Fees for non PCA Members
£345 + VAT

Please note that there are a limited number of places on each training course and places can only be reserved with full payment.  Please check back here for additional dates as they are announced.

Click below to download a Booking Form or contact Jo or Jade on tel: 0844 375 4301.

Book Now