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An Old House for the Future
Sat 18 February 2017, 17:30 – 19:00 GMT
(Special Supper menu at Seventh Wave restaurant can be pre-booked on top of ticket price.)
Meet Marianne Suhr, historic building specialist, co-presenter of BBC’s Restoration and C4’s Restoration of the Year and author of The Old House Handbook and The Old House Eco Handbook, as she tells of her wild adventures in old buildings and gives her tips for how to make your old building fit for the 21st Century.
As a Chartered Building Surveyor specialising in the repair of older buildings and traditional building crafts, Marianne has led projects for the National Trust, The Society for the Protection of Ancient Buildings and several architects’ practices where she has worked on high profile buildings such as Cardiff Castle, Kelmarsh Hall and the National Trust estate at Avebury.
After giving up the desk job and completing three of her own total renovation projects she went on to run over 100 practical workshops around the country teaching builders, homeowners and architects how to repair old buildings.
She was a co-presenter during three series of BBC2’s Restoration programme and the recent Channel 4 Restoration of the Year. Her books The Old House Handbook and The Old House Eco Handbook are practical guides to care and repair aimed at empowering homeowners to make informed decisions on their own old building projects.