Level 3 Award in Repair and Maintenance of Traditional (pre 1919) Buildings- Tywi Centre

Tywi Centre

Monday 28- Tuesday 29 October 2024
No charge for people from Carmarthenshire and the Region

This accredited course is an indispensable addition to the CPD portfolio of anyone who works within the construction or heritage construction industry. Through both theoretical and practical examples the course covers the most critical areas of knowledge required before working on old buildings. The knowledgeable and experienced tutors use case studies and practical demonstrations to enable candidates to put their learning into real life context.

Who should attend?
This training is suitable for anyone who works in the property, construction or heritage construction industry including Contractors, Specifiers, Property Maintenance and Design, Architects, Engineers, Planning Agents and Building Inspectors.

During the 2-day course we will cover the following topics:

1. Why is it important to repair and maintain traditional pre-1919 buildings.

  • Main characteristics and criteria that should be considered when deciding if a building is worth saving.
  • Reasons why traditional buildings and structures are preserved.
  • Comparison of the performance characteristics of traditional buildings with those of modern construction.
  • Importance of retaining as much of the original structure and features of traditional buildings as possible when repairing and maintaining.
  • How the repair and maintenance of traditional pre-1919 buildings contribute to current sustainability practices.

2. What legislation and official guidance relating to repairing and maintaining traditional pre-1919 buildings guides our decision making?

  • Conservation plans and statutory listing of historic buildings and conservation areas.
  • How relevant regulations and control measures relate to the repair & maintenance of traditional pre-1919 buildings.
  • Main terms relating to the repair and maintenance of traditional pre-1919 buildings.

3. Why is it important to use traditional building methods and materials when repairing and maintaining traditional pre-1919 buildings?

  • Methods and materials used to maintain and repair a traditional building with a particular focus on lime.
  • Meaning of terms including  ‘Like-for-like’, ‘honest repairs’, ‘reversibility’ and ‘minimum intervention/maximum retention’.
  • Case studies and examples of situations where incompatible materials, method of construction and application have been used and the consequences of this.
  • Reasons for integrating existing and new constructional components or finishes.

4. Understand how to repair and maintain traditional pre-1919 buildings.

  • Where to find information and research to inform our decision making.
  • Evidence of original or different periods of the structure and features of traditional buildings at a later date.
  • Importance of analysing historic developments and changes to a building or components
  • Methods and techniques used to understand the condition of a building.
  • People and professions involved in the planning and delivery of repair and maintenance of traditional pre- 1919 buildings.

5. Understand how to maintain safe working practices during repair and maintenance of traditional (pre- 1919) buildings.

  • Investigate situations where clarification must be sought to ensure the work is carried out safely and effectively.
  • Look at appropriate ways of stopping work when doubt occurs regarding existing construction.
  • Examine personal responsibilities relating to safeguarding the original building fabric.

Funding for this Training

This training is available free of charge for people who live and work in Carmarthenshire and the Region thanks to funding from the UK Government's Levelling Up Fund and Carmarthenshire County Council

Level 3 Award in Repair and Maintenance of Traditional (pre 1919) Buildings- Tywi Centre

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