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Eco Refurbishment

Duration: Four days

Price: £500

Contact: Short Courses Team at Centre for Alternative Technology

Centre for Alternative Technology
SY20 9AZ

Course Start Dates

Due to the uncertainty caused by COVID-19/Coronavirus, please contact the course organiser before finalising plans to attend this course.
Friday 18th September 2020

About the Course

Refurbishing our homes to make them more energy efficient is one of the key aspects of effective action on climate change. Learn from one of the UK’s leading experts in eco refurbishment and discover what key improvements you can make.

Topics covered include:

• Solid wall insulation
• Insulating materials, from the commonly available to the cutting edge, including the practical issues and compromises associated with each
• U-values of materials and understanding the heat loss of buildings
• Renewable energy options and sustainable water systems taught through specialist tours of the systems in use at CAT
• Consultation and advice on your own eco-refurbishment project

The course is ideal for builders, architects and anyone who wishes to undertake their own refurbishment of an existing building with minimal environmental impact.

Tutor Profile

Nick carries out home energy surveys to assess potential energy efficiency improvements and renewable energy installations, and provides consultancy and project management services to individuals, small businesses and community organisations including, among others, village hall committees, faith groups and hikers’ hostels.


Nestled in the foothills of Snowdonia, the Centre for Alternative Technology (CAT) is a world-renowned eco centre that researches and supports greener ways of living.

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What's included in the price?

Tuition, all materials and full-board accommodation at CAT. Single accommodation is available for an additional £60.

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