Buildings and Construction through the ages

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  • Course Type Instructor-led training
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  • Cost £200 per person + VAT.
  • Length 2 days
  • CPD 12 points


Jerry Gibbs


Registration: 9:15
Course Start: 9:30
Course Finish: 16:00

Relevant To

Individuals working in the Damage Management industry wishing to develop a greater understanding of building materials and construction methods in order to broaden their knowledge base.


At the end of the course, candidates will be able to: • Improve the efficiency of drying by understanding how buildings are constructed, • Identify different building materials and understand their differing abilities to tolerate or retain water, • Understand the potential water “traps” within old and new constructions.


The course content includes:

• Early building styles
• Regional constructions – Why construction changes regionally
• Typical construction techniques from the 1200’s to the present day including:
o Timber framed / cruck framed
o Dormer and chalet bungalows
o Houses of 1 or more storeys
o Basements, sub-basements and subterranean
• Types of foundations
• Types of walls
o Stone and brick
o Clay lump, cob, clom and bungaroosh
o Wood and cladding
o Steel framed and pre-cast
• Types of floors
o Solid
o Suspended
o Floating
• Damp proof courses and tanking systems
• Insulation and vapour barriers
• Types of finishes

The course is suitable for anyone with a basic knowledge of drying and assessing / surveying.

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