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Upkeep provides training courses on building repairs, building maintenance and building improvement. Find out more by talking to us.

Colin McPherson, Customer Care Team Manager, Family Mosaic
The courses offered by Upkeep help my staff identify issues and find solutions quickly which means our customers are getting the best possible advice

Basic building construction training course

Course duration:
1 day
 
Delivery method:
Classroom
 
Price:
£245 + VAT
 
Upkeep provides training courses on building repairs, building maintenance and building improvement. Find our more by calling us on 0208 123 0804 or email sales@upkeeptraining.co.uk
 
Group bookings available - call to discuss
 

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Basic building construction training course overview

A property that’s allowed to fall into disrepair can breach the Decent Homes Standard, which applies to all social housing in England. It harms the health of tenants, causes stress and inconvenience and can be expensive to put right.

Our course teaches the basics of how buildings are constructed and how to recognise common defects in walls and roofs, and the best methods of treating them. A workforce that understands properties can help avoid small problems escalating into expensive repair jobs.

We offer one of the best courses in basic building construction, helping you achieve nationally recognized ABBE qualifications. Our approved training centre combines theory with hands on training experience and we will build your confidence in building and construction projects. Our course provides an ideal foundation for a career in the construction trade.

Basic building and construction can be taken as a standalone course or as one of five modules that make up a nationally recognised qualification – the Upkeep Training/ABBE Certificate in Diagnosing Defects and Ordering Repairs

What the course covers

  • Components of a building
  • Foundations
  • Different types of wall construction
  • Key components – damp proof courses, wall tiles, etc
  • Defects in walls
  • Main components of flat and pitched roofs
  • Roof spaces
  • Typical defects in flat and pitched roofs
  • How to diagnose common defects, including rain penetration

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BASIC BUILDING CONSTRUCTION

 

Who should attend

Our course is for staff of local authorities and housing associations, housing officers and inspectors, administrative staff, customer service officers, staff involved in customer relations and repairs ordering, project workers and caretakers. This course would also be useful for tenant representatives.

Available dates

  • 25 Sep 2017
  • 10 Jan 2018

Why Upkeep?

Upkeep’s courses have been developed by, and with industry experts.

All of our tutors have current or recent professional industry experience which means that you are learning from professionals with a great level of experience and skills.

We currently hold all of our scheduled courses in London, but are planning to start delivery in the midlands, north west and north east over the coming months.

If you can’t make it to London, we can come to you with a bespoke training package tailored to meet your needs and those of your organisation.

ABBE

Please note, our course can be taken as a standalone course or as part of the ABBE Certificate Diagnosing Defects and Ordering Repairs.

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Course duration:
1 day
 
Delivery method:
Classroom
 
Price:
£245 + VAT
 
Upkeep provides training courses on building repairs, building maintenance and building improvement. Find our more by calling us on 0208 123 0804 or email sales@upkeeptraining.co.uk
 
Group bookings available - call to discuss