Advanced Condition Surveys of Historic Buildings

Course summary

Advanced Condition Surveys of Historic Buildings


This course builds on the knowledge and skills developed by our course on Condition Surveys of Historic Buildings to offer advanced additional
guidance on a number of specialised topics such as non-destructive investigations, energy efficiency, mechanical and electrical services and wall paintings.  It is suitable for those with experience of surveying
historic buildings who wish to build on their skills. The course is designed for built environment professionals who are responsible for the repair, maintenance and management of heritage assets, public sector
planning and conservation professionals, and owners of heritage assets.

Students attending Condition Surveys and Advanced Condition Surveys are eligible for a discount if they book and pay for both courses together. Please email with your details if you wish to apply for the discount.


National Occupational Standards for Archaeology: Supports the Performance and Knowledge requirements for CCSAPAD2 Assess options for conserving the archaeological resource in situ.

National Occupational Standards for Town Planning/Conservation/Building Control:  contributes to the Performance and Knowledge requirements for COSTPCBC56.1-B5.2  Analyse, research and report on historic and heritage assets in conservation;  COSTPCBC56.3-B56.4 Develop and advise on conservation, repair and maintenance strategies and solutions; and COSBEDCL4O14 Survey, assess and record the condition of assets in conservation.

Programme details


8.45am Registration and coffee / tea
9.15am Welcome and introduction
9.30am Energy and sustainability in historic buildings
10.30am Coffee / tea
11.00am Non-destructive examinations
12.30pm Lunch
1.15pm Services in historic buildings
2.45pm Tea / coffee
3.00pm Plaster and wall painting conservation
4.15pm Final discussion and questions
4.45pm Course concludes



Accommodation is not included in the price, but depending on availability it may be possible to stay at Rewley House on Wednesday night.  Please contact our Residential Centre on +44 (0) 1865 270362 or email  for details of availability and prices.

Accommodation in Rewley House - all bedrooms are modern, comfortably furnished and each room has tea and coffee making facilities, Freeview television, and Free WiFi and private bath or shower rooms.



Tuition includes coffee/tea: £216.00
Baguette Lunch: £4.70
Full Hot Lunch: £13.50


Payment of fees must be made in full at the time of booking. Please note that businesses and organisations can be invoiced on provision of a Purchase Order and completed application form. These can be emailed to the CWHE Programme Administrator, email:



Mr Robert Demaus


Demaus Building Diagnostics Ltd

Liz Hirst


Hirst Conservation

Mr James Ritson


Mr Henry Russell

Course Director

Director of the programme in Conservation of the Historic Environment, Reading University.

Henry Russell is a member of the Church of England’s Buildings Council and Chair of Gloucester Diocesan Advisory Committee.

Dr Stephen Bond


Stephen Bond runs heritage consultancy Heritage Places, providing advice relating to the historic environment and its conservation for national and local government, public sector funding bodies, property management, development and institutional clients, charitable trusts, and other professional advisors.  He is joint author of Managing Built Heritage – the role of cultural values and significance, the second edition of which was published by Wiley‐Blackwell in 2016.

Mr David Drewe



Please use the 'Book' or 'Apply' button on this page. Alternatively, please contact us to obtain an application form.