Do you have plans to tackle a home or business renovation? Or are you hoping to enhance your employability in the construction or building maintenance industry? If so, this online home renovation course will develop your confidence and practical skills.
Introduction to Home Renovations is a professional development course that provides a foundation for completing a home renovation project.
In this home renovation course, you will learn how to prioritise and address structural deficiencies, including roof, floor, window and door repairs, and manage electrical, plumbing, painting, plastering, tiling and carpentry basics.
You will also learn how to balance aesthetics, quality, cost, health and environment by applying budgeting and project management strategies to ensure the work is completed successfully.
On completion of this course, you will have a foundation understanding of how to undertake home renovation or repairs for personal or financial gain.
Unit - Building Renovation
Unit 1 – Introduction to building renovation projects
Building renovation projects
Sourcing tradesmen or women
Finding the time
What & why are you renovating?
How do you judge what is worth doing?
Where to begin?
Attend to damage and degradation
More light may be good
What rooms to renovate
Manage risks – avoid surprises
Gathering the facts
Status of property
What are the costs?
Dealing with subcontractors and tradesmen
Safety on a site
Who is responsible?
Clean up & tool storage
Unit 2 – Core structural and site works
Interior walls and openings
Concrete slab foundations
What else can be done?
Load bearing beams
Replacing or installing beams
Replacing or repairing bracing
Repairing damaged walls or roofs
Using scaffolding, cranes, temporary supports
Unit 3 – Roofs and floors
Single lap tiles
Roof repair jobs
Cleaning and painting
Ground and upper floors
Wooden floor finishes
Floor repair jobs
Cleaning & staining
Coverings – carpets and linoleum
Unit 4 – Door windows and walls
Treatments to improve the appearance of external wall
Type of mortar finish
Aluminium & metals
Types of window
How to repair broken window glass
For wooden windows:
For UPVC or aluminium windows:
Choosing to install a door
Types of doors
Ledged & braced doors
How to hang a door
Adjusting existing doors
Unit 5 – Plastering and tiling
Fixing plasterboards to walls
How to repair holes in plasterboard
How to repair cracks
Fixing plasterboard to ceilings
How to plaster over plasterboards
Finishing outside corners
How to tile a wall
Unit 6 – Carpentry renovation
other hand tools
electric plane (power plane)
Stress grading of timber
Working with wood
Cutting & joining
How to make a mortise and tenon joint
Applying woodwork skills
Unit 7 – Painting
Preparing to paint – the golden rules
Painting a surface
Getting ready to paint
Cleaning & storage of brushes
Cleaning & storage of rollers
Sprayers (spray painting)
Unit 8 – Plumbing basics
Types of plumbing jobs
Roof plumbing and guttering
Grey water plumbing
Other water sources
Types of pipes
Working with copper pipes
How to cut the pipe
How to join the pipe
Working with plastic pipes
How to cut plastic pipes
How to join the pipe
How to replace a tap washer
Unit 9 – Electrical basics
Regulated electrical work
Current and voltage
Basic home electrics
Basic wiring jobs
How to wire a plug
How to replace a broken light switch
Hanging a chandelier
Unit 10 – Renovating a room
Planning a room renovation
A schedule of works
Drawing up a budget
Choosing materials and appliances
Aesthetics, quality, cost, health, environment
Special project – room renovation
Estimated duration 50 hours
Course Delivery and Start
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