Old Home Repair & Restoration Workshop | Nova Scotia

Introducing the Nova Scotia Homeowner’s Series 2022

LIVE and In-Person – Paradise, Nova Scotia

Old House Repair & Restoration

For Homeowners


EARLY BIRD SPECIAL save $45.00 off of our regular price $100.00 now only $55.00 for a limited time


Old House Restoration & Repair for Homeowners – A new approach to help historic homeowners get the high quality, research-informed information they need to repair and restore their most valuable possession… their homes!

Saturday, October 1st, 2022 at 9:30 am – 12:30 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.

We are so happy to be back touring our “LIVE In-Person Restoration Road Trip” across Canada, and especially Nova Scotia where we are planning a full bricks and mortar campus of the Edifice Atelier for 2023/24. The Edifice Atelier is Canada’s premier atelier programme in traditional skills established in 2002, to provide a robust response to the challenges presented by the absence of knowledge and skills in Canada as they relate to older homes and commercial properties.

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


Payment:

EARLY BIRD SPECIAL save $45.00 off of regular $100.00 now only $55.00 for a limited time

The course is $55.00 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.

Contact us via email below if you wish to e-transfer funds.


What You Will Learn in this Homeowner’s Series:


Module One: Formula for Restoration

Treating the cause not the symptom, what issues to look out for in owning or purchasing an older house in Nova Scotia. Structure, and planing your restoration project.


Module Two: The Heating System

Heating system overviews… the definite do’s and don’ts on older and modern heating systems.


Module Three: Masonry, Brick and Stone

An overview of brick and stone foundations 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: Wood Windows & Doors

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


Module Five: Heritage Roofing

Best materials that fit your budget, as well as proper flashing and water management.


Module Six: Softwood and Hardwood floors

The proper methods of preservation and restoration of your prized wooden floors.


Module Seven: Plumbing and Electrics

Outdated plumbing, fixtures, bathrooms, and kitchens etc. Best designs, best solutions to repair or retrofit. A quick discussion of composting septic systems as an alternative to areas that cannot use a traditional holding tank or septic field. Outdated electrical, what to do with Knob and Tube?


Module Eight: Curb Appeal

Heritage Curb Appeal, get that magazine cover look! Colour, lighting plantings etc.


Module Nine: Antique Hardware

Antique hardware is one of the most character defining elements of an older home. Refinishing basics.


Module Ten: Adding-On

Thinking of adding-on to your heritage house, this module will help you in your decision making process.


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 questions from owners of older homes across Nova Scotia.


When:

Saturday, October 1st, 2022 at 9:30 am – 12:30 pm+

Please arrive 15 minutes early to register, there will be a 10 minute Q&A between each module and a final 15-minute + Q&A at the end. Be sure to make notes!


Where:

This will be a LIVE and interactive workshop at the beautiful Paradise, Nova Scotia Community Hall. See map below for directions.

The Paradise Community Hall is located just 5 minutes east of the Highway 101 Bridgetown Exit 20.

And yes, you can get a “Cheeseburger in Paradise” at “Pearles of Paradise” :0).


Requirements and Supplies:

No equipment or supplies are necessary to take this course. However, be sure to make notes during the class, be sure to bring a pen and notebook.


What’s Included:

A chance to have your question answered LIVE by Dr. Cooper as it pertains to this course.


Payment:

EARLY BIRD SPECIAL save $45.00 off of regular $100.00 now only $55.00 for a limited time

The course is $55.00 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.

Contact us via email below if you wish to e-transfer funds.


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. Or to get e-transfer information.


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