Home Repair Workshop

                   Home Repair and Renovation Workshop
      St. Columba Presbyterian Church 2196 East 44th Ave. Vancouver
A 6 week comprehensive workshop dealing with all aspects of caring for your home.
               Led by a building contractor who has over 50 years of carpentry and construction experience.
We will do this again in the springtime  Contact us if you are interested in attending.
Bring your questions                                                            Coffee provided
Class structure and topics covered.
1 Fighting the rain
Strong foundations. Cleaning foundation drains & waterproofing.  Storm drains & sumps.
How to avoid drainage problems.  Tiddlers and drips.  Roofing types & application.
 Attic ventilation.  Gutter types & cleaning. Chimney repairs & flashing.
2 Bathroom & kitchen problems
Repairing & replacing toilets, faucets, sink traps, garburators & hot taps.
New hot water on demand heaters. Re piping with Pex when your copper leaks.
 Installing a bathroom exhaust fan.
3 Flooring issues
Refinishing hardwood. Floating floors and nail down planks. Sheet goods.   Carpet laying,
Anti fracture membranes and installing ceramic tile.  Vinyl tile.    Underfloor heating.
 Deck vinyl. etc.  Counter top types, repairing and sealing.   Cabinet installation.
4 Curb appeal
Exterior painting and prep. Caulking and weatherproofing. Pressure   washing.
Placing and repairing concrete. Laying pavers & stone. Repairing stucco.
Basic fencing and repairs.  Garden sheds.  Concrete wall forms.
5 Keeping warm
Attic & wall insulation & R values, vapour barriers, retrofitting, types of insulation
Foundation   insulation.  Spray foam insulation. Windows types and double glazing.
Waterproofing & caulking, heating & air conditioning, etc. High efficiency furnaces.
6 Interior finishing work & painting
Installing & repairing doors & locks, automatic door closers, weather stripping.
Installing   & finishing gyproc. Door casing, baseboards & crown moulds.
Wall prep, types of paint to use, spray, brush or roller. Wall coverings.
7 The light of your life
Replacing light fixtures, receptacles & switches, three & four way switches
Appliance outlets, GFCI circuit breakers, wire sizes. Service panels.
The consequence of oversize bulbs. Energy saving techniques
Testing tools
All enquiries to Ross at stcpcvan@gmail.com