DIY Retrofit for Homeowners

Understand retrofit theory, learn practical skills and how to manage risk

“The course exceeded my expectation by miles! Gained so much knowledge. Really good structure, especially learning the theory before the practical parts. Really in-depth teaching, especially around risks involved.” - Participant 2016

Description: This 3 day course tackles the key areas of fabric upgrades applicable to most homes. Includes airtightness works and insulation, covering basic measures such as draft-proofing, moving on to more advanced subjects such as floor and wall insulation. The focus is on teaching principles through practical examples.

For: Homeowners who want to carry out some or all of their own improvements. Handy-people interested in learning more about retrofit.

Benefit: Gain practical knowledge and confidence to undertake home improvements with an understanding of potential risks and how to mitigate them.

What you will learn:

  • What is a thermal bridge and why do they matter?
  • Practical hands-on skills
  • Learn the right tools for the right job
  • Delivering results on a budget
  • Airtightness and draught-proofing techniques and materials
  • Underfloor, wall and loft insulation

Knowledge required: No DIY experience required or previous knowledge needed.

Trainer: Dan Chaplin, Think Building Energy

Has more than 10 years of experience in domestic refurbishment and retrofit, with a proven track record of delivering quality, award winning buildings. Having worked in a variety of roles, from operational site work through to project management and technical specification he has strong insight into all aspects of the subject. Dan has a particular interest in the risks that exist around retrofit and has worked with Leeds Beckett University on this.

 

Details

Course dates and booking links:

9:30am - 4:30pm every day.

Cost:

Member early bird - £240
Non-member early bird - £300
Member standard - £280
Non-member standard - £350

Bursaries available, email info@carbon.coop for more.

Book:

Apr 2018 course: diy-retrofit-apr18.eventbrite.co.uk

Nov 2018 course: diy-retrofit-nov18.eventbrite.co.uk

 

This training is a part of Carbon Co-op's Home Energy Training Programme, see more here: carbon.coop/training