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Eco Refurbishment

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    Fri 2nd - Mon 5th Nov 2018.
    Course starts at 10am and ends at 4pm on the last day,
    Course fee including full board accommodation:-
    Waged £450, Low waged / Concessions £400.

  • Dates, Times & Fees

Course details

Find out how to make critical improvements to your home to make it more comfortable, cheaper to run and better for the environment.

Your main tutor Nick Parsons, creator of the South Yorkshire Energy Centre, specialising in eco-refurbishment is a renewables and green building consultant and practitioner.

Through a practical hands-on week you’ll learn all about energy efficiency, renewable energy, water re-use and conservation, healthy buildings and hazardous building materials.

The course is ideal for builders, architects and anyone who wishes to undertake their own refurbishment of an existing building with minimal environmental impact.

Topics covered include:

- Solid wall insulation.

- Insulating materials from the commonly available to the cutting edge along with the practical issues and compromises associated with each.

- U values and understanding the heat loss of buildings.

- Renewable energy options and sustainable water systems taught through specialist tours of the systems in use at CAT.

- Practical sessions from roof insulation, to water conservation and compost toilets.

- Consultation and advice on your own eco-refurbishment project.

Some testimonials:-

“Presented with gusto, tons of information, a great mix of practical and theory. The facilities were great, a good learning environment, everything just flows out, you feel very relaxed and comfortable.”

“The ability to convey particularly complicated theory across was excellent, and the tutors patient. I’ve been in the business for quite some time and found the course content excellent.”

“I enjoyed the practical exercises and the whole experience of staying on site. Nicks enthusiasm and energy were limitless.”

Things you need to know

Due to the nature of this course some practical work will be done outside. We strongly advise you to bring waterproof clothing and steel toe-cap boots are mandatory.

You must be over the age of 18 years when this course starts.

Booking, Fees and Cancellation policy

To book a place on a course, please choose one of the following options:

• Book Online- the “Book online” button is either below, or in the top right corner of the screen and follow the instructions.

• Call the Courses Department on 01654 704 966 with your bank card details.

Please note: a £100 non-refundable deposit is required to secure your place.

The balance of the course fee is due 28 days before the start of the course.

Our course fees include full board accommodation, tuition and materials, unless otherwise stated.

Please also note our Cancellation & Refund Policy
a) The £100 deposit and 1 day course fees are non-refundable.
b) For courses of 2 days or more when you give us this notice of cancellation:
• 28 days or more – refund minus your £100 deposit.
• 8 to 27 days notice – refund minus your £100 deposit for sales of £200 or under. On sales over £200 - 50% refund.
• 7 days notice or under – no refund.
c) CAT reserves the right to cancel any courses. Deposits and fees will be returned in full should this happen.


Course Fees.

Start Date

Bed & Breakfast the night before the course starts

Book Now!

Email courses@cat.org.uk
or phone 01654 704 966

There are places available on this course.

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