The Old House Eco Course – A fantastic opportunity!


The Old House Eco Course presented by Marianne Suhr and Roger Hunt, with the Society for the Protection of Ancient Buildings is taking place on Saturday 10th May (9.30am – 5.30pm) at Dartmoor National Park, Parke, Bovey Tracey,

The course describes how to make your home – whether it is medieval and timber-framed, Georgian, Victorian or Edwardian, detached or terrace – energy efficient and low carbon without devaluing the future sustainability or character of the building.

Compatibility between traditional buildings and modern technologies and materials can be mistakenly ignored. The course will explain how to avoid potential problems and will consider an holistic approach to retrofitting, while presenting a background to the latest building science with practical advice and examples of best practice.

This event is aimed primarily at homeowners with period properties (pre-1919), and professionals wishing to advise them. Priority will be given to those with buildings on Dartmoor and the adjoining market towns/villages until 7th April, after which bookings will be open to all.

Further details can be found at  or download the leaflet (Saturday 10th May SPAB leaflet_Old House Eco Course). You can download a booking form here (SATURDAY Booking Form).

There will also be an event on Friday 9th May. This is more technical and aimed predominantly at building/energy specialists and will include the results of SPABs recent research into the performance of retrofit measures on some historic properties, with a condensed version of the Old House Eco Course in the afternoon.

This event is by invitation only. If this is of interest to you contact Kate Royston at


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