Old Home Repair & Restoration | For Homeowners

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Introducing the Home Owners Series 2021/22

Old House Repair & Restoration

For Home Owners

The Old House Restoration & Repair for Home Owners – A new approach to help historic home owners get the high quality, research-informed information they need to repair and restore their most valuable possession… their homes! Now you can take our award winning course from anywhere in the world!

Sunday, November 28, 2021 at 12:00 – 3:00 pm+

A message from Dr. Christopher Cooper | Director of Education

As the Editor-in-Chief of Edifice Magazine for the past 20 years (Now Old Home Living Magazine by Edifice) I get asked many reoccurring questions by our followers and subscribers of specific issues as they relate to a traditional home of character or in this case, a heritage home.

After 20 years of touring our “Restoration Road Trip” across Canada and abroad we have decided that we need to embrace the enormous changes in technologies as well as dealing with a global pandemic to bring owners and lovers of older and heritage homes together in a live setting, safely!

We have created this workshop to deal with the top ten questions and concerns asked by our followers and subscribers.

What You Will Learn in this Homeowner’s Series:

Module One

Treating the cause not the symptom, what issues to look out for in owning or purchasing an older house. Structure, water management, roofing, flashing, paint issues etc.

Module Two

Keeping the heat in and the cold out! Learn the tips and tricks to make your old house warmer.

Module Three

An overview of brick and stone with a look at some reasons why it has failed. What to look for and how it should be restored properly and professionally!

Module Four

Why you should keep your wood windows and what is the best way to make them as energy efficient as replacements and to last another 100 – 200 years.

Module Five

Materials used to build your house are no longer available… where to source, what species of wood is the right replacement if necessary. How to prep replacement wood to survive for years to come.

Module Six

The right mouldings and details for your house, where to source!

Module Seven

Outdated plumbing, fixtures, bathrooms, and kitchens etc. Best designs, best solutions to repair or retrofit.

Module Eight

Heritage Curb Appeal, get that magazine cover look!

Module Nine

Wood Rot… how to restore and repair. What products to use… when to replace, repair! Or can you use a high tech epoxy?

Module Ten

How to develop your routine for planned maintenance. Every old house needs an Old House Manual… a fully printable checklist for maintenance available after the workshop. Dr. Cooper will explain how to use it during the workshop.

Who Is This Course For:

For those who want to become very well informed with the structure, design and health of their older home. These Ten modules are the most asked question from owners of older homes across Canada.


Sunday, November 28, 2021 at 12:00 – 3:00 pm +

Please log-in 10 minutes early, there will be a 10 minute break between the first and second session with a 15-minute + Q&A at the end.


This is a live and interactive multi media Zoom presentation. We will provide credentials and log-in information as well as step-by-step instruction for the first time user. See instructional video below.

Requirements and Supplies:

No equipment or supplies are necessary to begin this course.

What’s Included:

A chance to have your question answered LIVE by Dr. Cooper as it pertains to your course. The course will have a 15 minute + Q&A at the end.


The course is $50.00 and has limited space

Full payment is due upon booking your place, remember this course sells out very quickly.

  • All Professional Intensive Guild Intern Students Receive 6 CPD credits when they take this course.

Reserve your space now (Via PayPal) by clicking on the link above.

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.

Your Instructor:

Dr. Christopher Cooper

Dr. Christopher Cooper has over 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 (now Old Home Living Magazine by Edifice).

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

Recently Christopher has embarked on creating several multi-award winning television series (Heritage Places and Old Home Living) 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.

If you have any issues at all contact us directly via the email link below.

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