Continuing Education

Reno Bootcamp Norfolk

Reno Bootcamp

For Owners of Older Homes

October 26th, 2019 1:00 pm – 4:30 pm

On the beautiful grounds of the Teeterville Museum

Save money on expensive labour costs by having the confidence to improve and maintain your own house. Or simply to understand the intricacies of home repair to make an educated choice on the right contractor to hire for the job!

Have you always wanted to try your hand at home improvement and DIY projects?

DIY, or Do-It-Yourself, can be a great way to maintain your older house and to add new features that you can enjoy for years to come. The satisfaction from building things with our own two hands makes us value them higher. Whether you are totally new to DIY or are an experienced enthusiast, this Reno Bootcamp will equip you with new understanding and techniques to help you succeed at a wide variety of projects.

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 1970) find it hard to source reliable information on how these older houses function properly.  This Reno Bootcamp workshop is designed to educate the homeowner 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 and Drywall 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. 
  • Exterior siding and cladding
  • Insulation
  • Demolition
  • Drywall work
  • Basic plumbing (when to call a plumber)
  • Basic Electrics (when to call an electrician)
  • Refinishing your basement
  • Refinishing and/or renewing your bathroom.
  • Refinishing and/or renewing your kitchen.

Who is this course for?

The best DIY enthusiasts are people who are:

  • Eager to learn new skills
  • Attentive to details
  • Interested in working with their hands
  • Motivated to make their home the best it can be
  • Or simply to understand the intricacies of home repair to make an educated choice on who to hire for the job!

Note to Professional Intensive Students:

This workshop is a prerequisite for our Professional Intensive Students for the *Heritage Maintenance Course and the *Renovation Professional Course.

*Edifice Guild Credit: 2 points


October 26th, 2019 1:00 pm – 4:30 pm


The Teeterville Women’s Institute Hall

On the beautiful grounds of the Teeterville Museum

194 Teeter St, Teeterville, ON N0E 1S0

We will be running a series of courses at the Teeterville Women’s Institute Hall this fall and winter… Stay tuned for more details to come.

Your Instructor:

Dr. Christopher Cooper, Master Restoration and Renovation Expert with almost four decades of experience. Christopher has lectured all over the world and has become well known for his laid-back humorous and lively approach to his workshops.

Dr. Cooper is the senior fellow and founder at the Edifice Atelier an educational institute fundamentally created with the intent on educating young people on lost arts as it relates to heritage buildings and architecture.

Recently Christopher has embarked on creating several multi-award winning renovation television series and documentaries in which he writes, produces and hosts.


A very special offer $75.00

This workshop is traditionally $200

Full payment is due upon booking your place, remember this course sells out very quickly. There are no reduced rates for couples.

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

Pay with credit or Visa Debit card

How To Get to the Teeterville Museum

Have a question about this workshop or others? Give us a call…

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