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DIY Retrofit for Homeowners – Nov 2018

10/11/2018, 9:30 am24/11/2018, 4:30 pm

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.


10th, 11th and 24th November 2018

9:30am – 4:30pm every day.


  • Member early bird – £240

  • Non-member early bird – £300

  • Member standard – £280

  • Non-member standard – £350

**Early bird rates until 10th Oct 2018**

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

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


10/11/2018, 9:30 am
24/11/2018, 4:30 pm
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Carbon Co-op
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