Damp and Condensation.

We need water to live, yet water in its various forms is probably the biggest cause of problems in our homes. It can cause physical decay of the structure, it can ruin belongings and at its most extreme it can kill.

Damp and Condensation


Water is everywhere on earth, the ‘Blue Planet’, as rivers and oceans, in frozen form as permafrost and icebergs and surround us as water vapour. It is an essential component of all known living organisms despite not providing food, energy or organic micronutrients.

But in the wrong place or in the wrong form water can cause problems. In our homes, it can cause rot and decay, damage to the infrastructure and even has the potential to kill. Housing professionals need to understand how damp gets into our buildings and how to remedy problems associated with water in the wrong place.

Content overview

  • Damp and condensation in residential buildings
  • Water in buildings (how it behaves, sources, diagnosis, and remedies)
  • Timber defects

Summary


CPD Subject Category:
Defects - Housing


Duration:
7 hours


Outcome:
Sava Online CPD Certificate


Study method:
Online


Cost:
£150.00 + VAT

Details


Why you need this

Water is everywhere on earth, the ‘Blue Planet’, as rivers and oceans, in frozen form as permafrost and icebergs and surround us as water vapour.  It is an essential component of all known living organisms despite not providing food, energy or organic micronutrients.

But in the wrong place or in the wrong form water can cause problems. In our homes, it can cause rot and decay, damage to the infrastructure and even has the potential to kill. Housing professionals need to understand how damp gets into our buildings and how to remedy problems associated with water in the wrong place.

Learning Outcomes

At the end of this course you will have an understanding of:

  • The different forms of water, and how water behaves and affects residential buildings
  • The sources of water in buildings, diagnosing dampness and remedies
  • Defects of timber due to wood-boring insect attack and fungi
  • Defects in timber due to defective seasoning

Who is it designed for?

  • People who require an understanding of the way services work
  • People with a background in repair and maintenance who want a broader knowledge of construction and services
  • For those looking to gain some related skills and knowledge around how services work
  • Those involved in managing property and tenants

Delivery

  • The training programme is delivered through Sava Learn, our online learning platform. You will be asked to read, research, watch and listen, and invited to check your knowledge through quizzes.
  • You have complete flexibility as to where and when you undertake your learning.
  • You can enrol on this course at any time and work through the content at your own pace.
  • You will have access to the material for a year from purchase.
  • Content created by leading industry trainers
  • Includes a suite of additional and recommended learning resources (such as University West of England construction resources and BRE online library)

Assessment

There is an online test after completion of the course to demonstrate the knowledge attained.

What are the entry requirements?

There are no formal entry requirements.

Cost

The cost of the module is £150 + VAT. This includes all online training material, the test and the award of the Sava CPD Certificate.

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