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A tradesperson on a construction site

An introductory one-day course, held in person, covering the basic elements of traditional and low-rise residential construction. It will help you understand the construction elements of a building and some more typical defects you can find in them. It’s not designed to convert property managers into building surveyors, but it will give you more confidence in your professional reporting, advice and discussions with contractors.

Course Contents


General Construction

  • The basic structure of converted, new-build and older purpose built properties
  • Plumbing
  • Roofs
  • Superstructure
  • Foundations/Drains


  • Plumbing problems
  • Water ingress
  • Rising damp
  • Condensation
  • Dry rot/ wet rot
  • Roofing Issues
  • Subsidence
  • Fire

Intended For

  • Beginners
  • Those of intermediate level
  • More experienced practitioners who know the legal framework required to safely manage a portfolio, but who are not as familiar with the practicalities of a building.


Membership levelPrice
Members £195.00
Non Members £270.00