30th October 2012
Nidderdale Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB), with
funding from English Heritage and the Yorkshire Dales LEADER
programme, is offering free training to owners of old buildings in
the Yorkshire Dales.
The training aims to dispel the myths associated with historic
buildings, give tips on making your older building more energy
efficient, and help people find out how to deal with an ongoing
problem with their older building.
An informative two-part workshop will take place in November
for all those interested in the care of historic buildings. Led by
Alan Gardner, Chartered Building Surveyor and former technical
advisor for the Society for the Protection of Ancient Buildings,
the event will run at The Old Workhouse in Pateley Bridge on
Saturday 3rd and Saturday 24th November from 10am-4pm.
Training is also open to property owners outside the area, but
there will be a charge of £15 per session for those who do
not live in the Yorkshire Dales LEADER area.
In addition, a short workshop on improving the energy
efficiency of historic buildings will be held at Fountains Abbey
and Studley Royal by kind permission of the National Trust on
Friday 23rd November. There will be an opportunity to hear
about the latest findings on energy efficiency in historic
buildings, and to view some of the energy saving measures, such as
secondary glazing, introduced by the National Trust.
Sally Childes, AONB Heritage Officer, said, "We have some
fantastic older properties in the AONB and they are one of the
things that makes the area so special. By running this free
training we hope that homeowners will be able to get a few tips and
a little bit of help in maintaining their properties."
Booking is essential for all events so please call Nidderdale
AONB on 01423 712950 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
to book your place.