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

Open to any interested party. Please fill out this form to register your interest.

Please note that this training course can be arranged to suit company or individual needs and timeframes.

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