HES- Traditional buildings

This course aims to prepare you to focus around undertaking retrofit to traditional buildings and those giving advice on this work.

How to get started:
- Click to get course/ access free course
- Work your way through the reading and answer the questions along the way
- Look in the top right hand corner to check your progression
- At the end of the learning scroll down to check your status

This learning is primarily for those in craft roles such as joiners, surveyors and advice centre staff working for energy saving trust.
  • Fabric improvements
  • Section 1- Introduction
  • Section 2- Principles
  • Principles test
  • Section 3- Fabric upgrades; roofs and lofts
  • Roof and lofts test
  • Section 4- Floors
  • Section 5- Doors
  • Section 6- Walls
  • Section 7- Chimneys and Flues
  • Further reading and Glossary
  • Further reading
  • Repairs and upgrades to a highland cottage
  • Ventilation and Insulation improvements
  • Thermal upgrade works to an 19th Century lodge house
  • Glossary
Completion rules
  • All units must be completed