Continuing Education

So… You own an Old House… Now what?


The General Repair of an Old House, from the foundation to the roof!

Saturday May 11th, 2019 1:00 pm – 3:30 pm (2 ½ Hours)


Dr Christopher Cooper will instruct you on how to make your Old House work again – effectively and efficiently! Christopher understands that a modern Old House owner does not want to live in a museum, however, simple maintenance and knowledgeable DIY is an invaluable asset in creating a comfortable home environment, befitting an Old House.

Many owners of Old Houses (prior to 1950) find it hard to source reliable information on how these older houses function properly. This workshop is designed to educate the home owner on general repair and maintenance of, but not limited to:

  • Leaky foundations – why they leak and what is the remedy.
  • Adding-on and renovation do’s and don’ts
  • Plaster repair – flat wall and ceiling.
  • Repair of original wood windows and doors (to make them as efficient as modern replacements).
  • Stairs and railings.
  • Flooring – hardwood and softwood.
  • Ventilation, damp and insulation.
  • Masonry – stone and brick.
  • Roofing – best roofing materials and proper flashing.
  • Water distribution – eaves and downspouts.
  • Wooden gingerbread and millwork elements, repair and replication.
  • Wood rot and insect repair.


Saturday May 11th, 2019 1:00 pm – 3:30 pm (2 ½ Hours)

Located at the Edifice Atelier Oxford Campus, just 5 minutes west of Cambridge, Ontario

867395 Township Rd 10, Bright, ON N0J 1B0
Your Instructor:

Dr Christopher Cooper, Master Restoration & Preservation Expert…
What’s Included:

Coffee and a take away workbook with many resources for the Old Home owner.



Full payment is due upon booking your place, remember this course sells out very quickly. There are no reduced rates for couples. However, large groups (6 or more attendees) can be discounted at the Edifice Atelier’s discretion.

The Edifice Atelier reserves the right to cancel any courses. Deposits and fees will be returned in full should this happen.

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 if you cannot attend.

Pay now, payment is through a secure PayPal account

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