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Fixing your damp house

Fixing your damp house

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Learn from an experienced conservation builder how to spot and tackle damp problems in your home.

This course will help you to recognise the warning signs of damp problems, where past conservation efforts may have gone wrong and to explore the different techniques and methods you can use to reduce or eliminate the problem. Part of the course will be run as a ‘building surgery’, where you will be able to get consultation and advice on how to make your home nicer to live in, cheaper to run and more environmentally friendly.

Topics covered include:

•How to identify damp and rectify the associated problems
•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/renovation
•Understanding windows and their functions; the differences between single, slimline double, double glazing – advantages and disadvantages of all
•Annual maintenance and repair issues associated with damp
•The dos and don’ts of restoring a home
•Properties and uses of lime and lime products
•A tour of cottages with damp and a Q&A exploring what can be done
•Building surgery – bring any damp issues, details of restoration projects and conservation plans to the table for discussion and advice

Tutor Profile

Your tutor Nathan Goss 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.


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 shared accommodation at CAT.


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