Courses at the Weald & Downland Living Museum

Energy Conservation in Traditional Buildings

The Course

A day school considering the issues surrounding the improvement of energy efficiency in traditional buildings, including:

  • General introduction: Traditional buildings and energy efficiency
  • Understanding the building: The importance of performance and a review of some of the methods available for assessing and measuring performance
  • Available measures for improving energy efficiency: A review of some of the options available and their suitability and effectiveness when applied to traditional buildings
  • Case studies applying the theory to real life buildings
  • Question and answer session

The Tutor

Richard Oxley is RICS Accredited in Building Conservation. Richard has had several articles and guidance notes published. He jointly drafted the ‘Guide to building services for historic buildings – sustainable services for traditional buildings’ published by The Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers (CIBSE) in November 2002. In May 2003 his book the ‘Survey and Repair of Traditional Buildings – A sustainable approach’ was published by Donhead.

Oxley Conservation

Oxley Conservation is a leader in the new field of sustainable building conservation, providing advice about compatible ways to improve energy conservation in traditional buildings. The practice has advised English Heritage on Part L of the Building Regulations, RDSAP, Home Condition reports and has contributed technical information to the English Heritage ‘Climate change and your home’ website.

The practice offers a broad spectrum of services to owners and custodians of old buildings, including building surveys, contract supervision, and consultancy.

Participant Information

Please bring warm outdoor clothing and sturdy footwear, as the day will include a study visit to some of the Museum’s exhibit buildings.

Fee & Refreshments

£115 per person, to include tuition, teas and coffees and a light lunch. Please let the Museum know in advance of any dietary requirements.


Fri 25 September 2020






Historic Trades & Crafts,
Research & Buildings