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CIOB conservation scheme welcomes retrofit roles

Certification programme expands entry requirements to include the sector
Stonemasons and roofers at work on major roof repairs at Dyrham Park, a historic mansion in Gloucestershire. Image: Dreamstime
Stonemasons and roofers at work on major roof repairs at Dyrham Park, a historic mansion in Gloucestershire. Image: Dreamstime

The CIOB’s Building Conservation Certification Scheme has expanded its entry requirements to certify individuals working within the retrofit sector.

It applies the same criteria as other similar certifications, but with energy-efficiency and sustainability, in recognition that climate change must play a part in everybody’s role.

The CIOB scheme, which is suitable for individuals working on traditional or listed buildings, was launched in June 2017 in response to a growing demand for certified conservation specialists, providing individuals working on these buildings with a route to certification.

“Regardless of the role an individual has in retrofit, membership of a building conservation certification scheme will help to demonstrate competence”

The building conservation certification scheme accepts a far greater number of roles within industry than any other scheme.

Candidates must have some knowledge and experience of working on traditional buildings, although this does not need to be on buildings in conservation areas or listed buildings.

Those who do not hold specific conservation qualifications are required to undertake the CIOB’s two-day Understanding Building Conservation course.

Regardless of the role an individual has in retrofit, membership of a building conservation certification scheme will help to demonstrate competence.

More information can be found here. To find out if you are eligible or for more information, please contact Laura Stirling via [email protected]

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