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Join us for this training day hosted by Canolfan Tywi. The day will consist of two sessions:

Session 1-  Maintenance and repair of old buildings

For an old building to be energy efficient, it needs to be in good repair. The first part of this course will help attendees to understand how old buildings work and some of the more common repair and maintenance issues to look out for. This course will share the basic knowledge of how to look after old buildings, limit long term repair costs and how and when to seek more specialist advice.

The course will cover:

  • Materials and methods used in older buildings
  • Lime and breathability
  • Considerations when making repair
  • Project planning and delivery
  • Maintenance check lists
  • ¬†Case studies

Session 2 - Energy efficiency in older buildings

This introductory training will equip attendees with insights into cost-effective measures designed to lower energy bills and minimize environmental impact, all whilst preserving the historic charm of a property.
During the session, we will investigate thermal performance of traditional buildings and what factors can affect this, for example, the condition of the building, moisture content, ventilation and building materials and methods. We will discuss the simple changes that can be made quickly and easily, as well as the more major interventions such as wall insulation. The pros and cons of options will be discussed, together with laws and regulations that may affect the choices owners and custodians make.

The course will help attendees to gain the confidence to make informed decisions about retrofitting the unique architectural features of historic buildings.

Date: 12th of September, 2024

Time: 9:30am- 4:30pm

Spaces: 15

Location: Yr Ysgwrn, Trawsfynydd, LL41 4UW

Booking: To book a place on the course please send an email to: naomi.jones@eryri.llyw.cymru

The training leader is Joe Moriarty. The training is held through financial support from The Welsh Government.

Please see event details on booking requirements.

Introduction to Maintenance, Repair and Energy Efficiency in Traditional Buildings


Join us at Yr Ysgwrn for an introduction to maintenance, repair and energy efficiency in traditional buildings.