The General Repair and Renovation of an Older House Workshop



After much consideration and with the events and cancellations that have taken place over the past 48 hours in regards to the corona virus, we have decided that it would be best for us to reschedule this Sunday’s workshop until a later date rather than to put our attendees at risk.

We will be in touch with a new date once everything has settled.

Best wishes Dr Christopher Cooper


Pay $50.00 now to reserve your space, payment is through a secure PayPal account

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The General Repair and renovation of an Older House, from the foundation to the top of the chimney!

Sunday March 15th, 2020 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm


Dr Christopher Cooper will instruct you on how to make your Old House work again – effectively and efficiently! Christopher understands that a modern Old House owner does not want to live in a museum, however, simple maintenance and knowledgeable DIY is an invaluable asset in creating a comfortable home environment, befitting an Older House.

Many owners of Older Houses (prior to 1970) find it hard to source reliable information on how these older houses function properly. This workshop is designed to educate the home owner on general repair and maintenance of, but not limited to:

  • Leaky foundations – why they leak and what is the remedy.
  • Adding-on and renovation do’s and dont’s
  • Plaster repair – flat wall and ceiling.
  • Repair of original wood windows and doors (to make them as efficient as modern replacements).
  • Stairs and railings.
  • Flooring – hardwood and softwood.
  • Ventilation, damp and insulation.
  • Masonry – stone and brick.
  • Roofing – best roofing materials and proper flashing, chimneys.
  • Water distribution – eaves and downspouts.
  • Wooden gingerbread and millwork elements, repair and replication.
  • Wood rot and insect repair.

Your Instructor: Dr Christopher Cooper, Master Restoration & Preservation Expert…

Dr. Christopher Cooper has nearly four decades of experience in the hands-on restoration and rehabilitation and design of heritage buildings both domestic and commercial on five continents. Christopher has written and researched and published many books on the workings and repair of historic homes and buildings.

Since 2002 Dr. Cooper has been the Editor-in-Chief, photographer and writer of the most influential magazine in Canada dedicated to owners of historic buildings Edifice Magazine.

Dr. Cooper is the senior fellow and founder at the Edifice Atelier an educational institute fundamentally created with the intent on educating young people on lost arts as it relates to heritage buildings and architecture.

Recently Christopher has embarked on creating several multi-award winning television series and documentaries in which he writes, produces and hosts.

Christopher has lectured all over the world and has become well known for his laid-back humorous and lively approach to his workshops.


Sunday March 15th, 2020 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm


The Langford Schoolhouse

1694 Colborne St E, Brantford, ON N3T 5M1

What’s Included:

A take away workbook with many resources for the Old Home owner.


A very special one time offer $50.00*

*(this course is traditionally $100)

Full payment is due upon booking your place, remember this course sells out very quickly. There are no reduced rates for couples.

As this workshop fills up quickly and is on a first come first serve basis our cancellation policy is to provide credit for another workshop time of same value.

Pay now, payment is through a secure PayPal account

Pay with Credit Card or Debit Card

Contact us for e-transfer details email

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2 Comments Add yours

  1. Lori Nason says:

    Hi Christopher, Anything on the docket for the summer here in Nova Scotia?

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