Learn About How to Renovate and Maintain your Home from Experts in Home Renovation and Restoration

How to Renovate and Maintain your HomeThis article was written and provided by Heritage Montreal

In a world where the art of living, home staging, and heritage restoration are soaring in popularity, Heritage Montreal offers current or prospective homeowners a series of unique home renovation courses.

Thanks to experts in renovation and restoration, urban geography, heritage, building inspection, sustainable development, energy efficiency, air quality, conservation of materials, traditional construction techniques, and green home renovation, current and prospective homeowners will learn how to plan and manage their residential and heritage projects and to answer questions such as:

– What are frequent problems encountered in a home’s foundations, structure and exterior walls?
– What are the dynamic principles of isolation and solutions to common issues?
– What are the renovation and restoration practices that respect the environment and principles of sustainable development?
– How do I determine the heritage value of my house, no matter what its age or architectural style?

8 thematic lectures to renovate with confidence

Starting March 21, 2013, learn about home renovation and profit from the knowledge and expertise of housing specialists exploring eight different aspects of renovation and restoration, presented by Heritage Montreal.

The historical evolution of Montreal residential architecture
How to evaluate the heritage value of a house and its impact on decisions about maintenance and modifications.
By David Hanna
Professor in urban geography and heritage at the Université du Québec à Montréal (UQÀM)

How to best Renovate and Maintain your Home General home inspection
How to look at a house and understand its problems.
By Peter Bishin
Architect and home inspector

Renovation planning and management
How to plan your own renovation projects and find the proper resources. Oversee all stages of work and manage stress.
By Jan Kubanek
Architect, specialist in building renovation and restoration

Building foundations and structure
Frequently encountered problems: understanding their causes and identifying solutions.
By Fernando Pellicer
Architect, specialist in building restoration

Exterior walls, roofs and insulation
How to look after the maintenance and renovation of exterior walls and roofs. The main dynamics of insulation and the solutions to common problems.
By Fernando Pellicer
Architect, specialist in building restoration

Doors, windows and exterior woodwork
How to maintain and renovate these key architectural elements to enhance their heritage value.
By John Diodati
Architect, specialist in materials conservation issues and traditional construction techniques

Mechanical and electrical systems
Discover how heating, ventilation, plumbing and electrical systems work.
By Jon Eakes
Expert in renovation

Sustainable development in renovation
Learn all about renovation and restoration practices that respect the environment and the principles of sustainable development
By Emmanuel Cosgrove
Co-founder, director of ÉCOhabitation
Lecturer and residential greenbuilding consultant

Home Renovation and RestorationGet started on your home renovation projects

Current and prospective homeowners who would like to know more about the maintenance, renovation or restoration of their home can sign up now, until March 19th, at:
Phone #: 514-286-2662, extension 26
E-mail: renovation@heritagemontreal.org

Classes in English will be held at Dawson College on Thursday nights from March 21 until May 9, 2013 from 6:30 pm to 9:30 pm; classes in French will take place at the Faculté de l’aménagement de l’Université de Montréal on Tuesday nights from March 19 until May 7, 2013.

For more information, please visit: HeritageMontreal.org http://www.heritagemontreal.org/en/home-renovation-courses-2/

Our Home Renovation Courses are offered yearly. Contact us for more information!

About Heritage Montreal
For over 35 years, Heritage Montreal has worked to promote and to protect the architectural, historic, natural and cultural heritage of Greater Montreal. As a private non-profit organization Heritage Montreal works through education and representation to celebrate, develop and preserve Montreal’s unique identity. Heritage Montreal has been offering home renovation courses since 1981.

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