Retrofit. The Right Way.
Upgrade your skills and knowledge in the growing retrofit industry.
The Practical Introduction to Conservation Retrofit course has been developed and written in partnership by two industry leading specialists – Nottingham Energy Partnership and UK Hempcrete.
Around 1/3 of UK homes are traditionally constructed. To make these buildings energy efficient and liveable for future generations, we need to retrofit them in the right way. This involves using suitable and sustainable materials and techniques, which aren’t always common knowledge – even to some tradespeople.
The hands-on 8 week course introduces those working – or aspiring to work – within the growing retrofit industry to the principles and practice underpinning successful retrofit of traditionally constructed buildings.
What to expect
This introductory course combines practical, hands-on learning with the theory which supports it. It provides an overview of the issues surrounding the retrofit of traditionally constructed buildings, and offers best practice solutions. Participants will get hands-on experience of a wide range of retrofit techniques and appropriate materials for the retrofit of these buildings. They will gain an understanding of how to approach retrofit projects in buildings of architectural significance.
The learning from this course can be used to kick start a career in the retrofit industry, or to develop the skills and understanding of those already working in retrofit to enable them to apply their work to the traditionally constructed built environment.
This accredited Level 2 course is aimed at those working or aspiring to work within the construction and retrofit industry. The course is designed to provide participants with the introductory knowledge and skills necessary to work effectively on retrofit projects involving older buildings.
Others who may benefit from the course include:
The Practical Introduction to Conservation Retrofit course has been developed and written in partnership by two industry leading specialists.
Laura Brain, Project Development Manager at Nottingham Energy Partnership, is a sustainable built environment specialist committed to developing effective and equitable solutions to the Climate Crisis.
Alex Sparrow, Founder and MD at UK Hempcrete, is recognized globally as one of the leading experts in the use of hempcrete and other bio-materials in construction.
Are you eager to up-skill and kick start a career in the retrofit industry?
Be the first to hear when the Practical Introduction to Conservation Retrofit course is launched by registering your interest here.
There are limited funded places for Nottingham Residents.
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“As a member of SPAB and a Retrofit Coordinator, I recognise the crucial importance of building a skilled and robust workforce specialising in the retrofit of traditional buildings.”
Project Development Manager at NEP
“We wrote this hands-on 8 week Practical Introduction to Conservation Retrofit course for anyone seeking to learn the principles and practice of successful retrofitting traditionally constructed buildings.”
Founder and MD at UK Hempcrete