Renovating your home? Improving your garden?
If you are in the throes of doing this or have always dream of doing up your own home, why not take this course and learn more about home and garden renovation.
Study nine 100 hour modules looking at garden construction, masonry, carpentry and more.
Note that each module in the ADVANCED CERTIFICATE IN HOME RENOVATION is a short course in its own right, and may be studied separately.
Learn to Renovate and Make a Building More Fit For Purpose
Learn construction that is more natural, uses renewable resources and healthier for the occupants.
Buildings can be more people-friendly.
To a human-being the walls of a building can be regarded as a third skin (the first is our own skin, the second is our clothing). Most buildings do not breathe like our natural skin and unfortunately in the USA this has been shown to lead to a build-up in radioactive radon gas and reduce the benefits of passive solar energy in spring and autumn. If a building is to be sealed (which most are) then it needs to be well ventilated to remove unhealthy pollutants. Many buildings contain hazardous materials or substances without the owner’s knowledge. Freshly constructed cement homes have high levels of moisture, homes built in the 60’s contain asbestos cement which is known to be carcinogenic and old piping systems are frequently painted with lead paints.
In addition: household disinfectants, fly sprays, paints, varnishes, and other fumes released from a large range of furnishings and commodities are of no benefit to the occupant’s health.
Environmental costs are considered from the very first stage of planning. If products need to be transported a good distance, then they are usually rejected due to pollution, energy and costs for transportation. Even non-renewable resources are avoided.
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