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The NSBRC Guide to Renovation Projects – Online Training Course

Thursday 14th, 21st & 28th May 2020 – Each session runs from 2pm for 2 hours.

Our Renovation Course is delivered by NSBRC Helpdesk Expert, David Hilton.  David is an authority in sustainable building and energy efficiency, with extensive knowledge in building fabrics and heating systems.

As part of the course, David will also guide you through the NSBRC’s own fantastic Renovation House where you can watch the theory come to life.

Delivered on Zoom, over three 2 hour modules, this online course is delivered by experienced expert, David Hilton. David has been involved at the NSBRC for many years and also presents our Eco Workshops and the NSBRC Guide to Heating Your Home.

On registration you will be sent your personal invitation and link to the Zoom sessions.  We would recommend creating a (free) account with Zoom in advance, if you do not already have one.

Book through Graven Hill and receive an extra 10% discount when using the code: ‘ExhibitorOffer’


14th May 2020 @ 2:00 pm
28th May 2020 @ 4:00 pm
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The National Self Build & Renovation Centre
NSBRC - Online


The National Self Build & Renovation Centre

Dave Hilton, Renovation

David is an authority in sustainable building and energy efficiency with extensive knowledge in building fabrics, heating systems, heat recovery ventilation, renewables and conventional heating systems. David has a Masters degree in Sustainable Architecture, is a fully qualified renewables, Gassafe installer, trainer and has 30 years experience in the industry.  David has completed several of his own renovation projects and enjoys helping others do the same.

What will the course cover?

Building Regulations & Legislation
  • Planning (when is it needed) and Permitted Development Rights
  • Party Wall Act
  • Budgeting & VAT
Cracking, Subsidence & Structural Repairs
  • Characteristics of different building materials
  • Identifying causes of cracking and masonry failures and subsidence
    replacing doors & windows
Building Systems & Fabrics
  • Insulation: thermal & acoustic
  • Building materials
  • Extensions, Loft & Basement Conversions
  • Heating & Water
  • Energy Efficiency
  • Airtightness & Ventilation

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