Free course for owners of old buildings

Free course for owners of old buildings

Do you own a listed building? Would you like some FREE advice about how to maintain it? Bassetlaw District Council is hosting a FREE ‘Maintenance Matters’ training day on Friday 19th July, and a limited number of places are still available.

Jane Harrison, Townscape Heritage Officer for the Council, said; “Whether your building is for commercial use or it’s your home, this course is designed to help owners and users understand their old buildings and take practical action to look after them.

Delivered by the Society for the Protection of Ancient Buildings (SPAB) and funded by the Heritage Fund as part of the Bridge Street Townscape Heritage Scheme, the course will explain how maintenance differs from repair and emphasises the value of carrying out regular checks and simple steps to keep buildings in good condition. 

“The day will explain how traditional buildings were constructed, how they work and how they can decay, and how to spot and tackle common problems,” added Jane. “It places maintenance issues into context by looking at local building types, construction methods and commonly seen materials in the area.

“It’s a really useful and practical course that will give you invaluable advice on how to look after your old building and perhaps even prevent any expensive repair bills in the future.”

The day includes a practical exercise looking at a local building to identify maintenance issues and areas of vulnerability. Participants will also have an opportunity to discuss their own building with the tutors and with others on the course.

This FREE Maintenance Matters course, delivered by the SPAB will take place at The Crossing on Friday 19th July between 9.30am and 4.30pm.

Places are limited and must be booked by contacting Jane Harrison, Townscape Heritage Officer by email at

Last Updated on Wednesday, July 24, 2019