The Old Home Symposium

The Old Home Symposium – A new approach to help historic home owners get the high quality, research-informed information they need to repair and restore their most valuable possession… their homes! Now you can take our award winning course from anywhere in the world!

Saturday, January 30th, 2021 at 1:00 pm

A message from Dr. Christopher Cooper | Director of Education

As the Editor-in-Chief of Edifice Magazine for the past 20 years (Now Old Home Living Magazine by Edifice) I get asked many reoccurring questions by our followers and subscribers of specific issues as they relate to a traditional home of character or in this case, a heritage home.

After 20 years of touring our “Restoration Road Trip” across Canada and abroad we have decided that we need to embrace the enormous changes in technologies as well as dealing with a global pandemic to bring owners and lovers of older and heritage homes together in a live setting, safely!

We have created this workshop to deal with the top ten questions and concerns asked by our followers and subscribers.

What You Will Learn in this Homeowners Intensive:

Module One

Treating the cause not the symptom, what issues to look out for in owning or purchasing an older home. Structure, water management, roofing, flashing, paint issues etc.

Module Two

Outdated plumbing, fixtures, bathrooms, and kitchens etc. Best products, best solutions to repair or retrofit.

Module Three

Unsafe materials lead & asbestos etc., how best to remove, when to call a professional.

Module Four

Outdated electrical, including Knob & Tube, when to call a professional. How to create a plan of re-wiring and what are the costs.

Module Five

Materials used to build your house are no longer available… where to source, what species of wood is the right replacement if necessary. How to prep replacement wood to survive for years to come.

Module Six

Outdated floor plans, long corridors, tiny rooms, no closets. How to make your old house more livable without creating issues with the structure.

Module Seven

Dealing with structural issues. Cracks, out of level floors, doors not closing properly.

Module Eight

Undoing bad renovation work, lowered ceilings, layered floors, bad paneling.

Module Nine

Wood Rot… how to restore and repair. What products to use… when to replace, repair or how to use a high tech epoxy.

Module Ten

How to develop your routine for planned maintenance. Every old house needs an old house manual… a fully printable checklist for maintenance available after the workshop. Dr. Cooper will explain how to use it during the workshop.

Who Is This Course For:

For those who want to become very well informed with the structure, design and health of their older home. These Ten modules are the most asked question from owners of older homes across Canada.


Saturday, January 30th, 2021 at 1:00 pm

Please log-in 15 minutes early, there will be a 15 minute break between the first and second hour with a 15-minute Q&A at the end.


This is a live and interactive multi media Zoom presentation. We will provide credentials and log-in information as well as step-by-step instruction for the first time user. See instructional video below.

Requirements and Supplies:

No equipment or supplies are necessary to begin this course.

What’s Included:

A chance to have your question answered LIVE by Dr. Cooper as it pertains to your course. The course will have a 15 minute Q&A at the end.


$75.00$25.00 off

The course is $50.00 and has limited space

Full payment is due upon booking your place, remember this course sells out very quickly.

Reserve your space now (Via PayPal) by clicking on the link above.

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.

Your Instructor:

Dr. Christopher Cooper. For more information click on his name to view his bio

If you have any issues at all contact us directly via the email link below.

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