This popular course (led by Marianne Suhr and Roger Hunt – authors of Old House Eco Handbook) will cover:
•    Insulating solid walls
•    Windows and doors – dealing with energy efficiency
•    Insulating roofs and floors
•    Energy, air and water
•    Ready for the future – sustainability, maintenance and dealing with climate change.

The Suffolk Preservation Society has partnered with Society for the Protection of Ancient Buildings and Historic England to provide a one-day event on energy efficiency and retrofitting old, traditional and listed buildings.

Wednesday 22 November. 9.30am – 5pm (registration and tea and coffee from 9am)

Haughley Park Barn, Haughley Park, Stowmarket IP14 3JY

Join us  to learn how to make a home – whether it is medieval and timber-framed, Georgian, Victorian or Edwardian, detached or terrace – energy efficient and low carbon without devaluing the future sustainability or character of the building. The course will explain how to avoid potential problems and will consider a holistic approach to retrofitting, while presenting a background to the latest building science with practical advice and examples of best practice.

The day will be relevant to owners of period properties, professionals who advise on improving energy efficiency of historic buildings, and students who want to learn more about this growing area of interest. With opportunities to hear from Historic England on the latest policy position and ask questions throughout the course, the event is also an excellent chance to meet and learn from other owners who may be facing similar challenges.

Cost: £140 per person; SPS Members £95

Concessions available – contact SPS for details

This workshop is made possible thanks to the Suffolk Climate Action Community Match Fund, which was provided by Suffolk’s public sector organisations, as part of the wider work to address the climate emergency. Find our more about the Community Match Fund and the Suffolk Climate Emergency Plan here:

SPAB is an IHBC recognised CPD provider and attendance certificates will be available on request.

Anyone wishing to purchase a copy of the Old House Eco Handbook can do so from the SPAB website here