Turn your heritage home into a masterpiece

18 Feb 2021


FCTA – Building Careers, in partnership with Renewal SA’s Works Program, has developed a one-day workshop to help current or future owners of heritage properties with their restoration planning.

About the workshop

FCTA – Building Careers in partnership with Renewal SA’s Works Program have developed a one-day workshop to help current or future owners of heritage properties with their restoration planning.

Adelaide and its surrounding suburbs such as Bowden, Brompton and Port Adelaide are blessed with a variety of heritage-protected character homes. Owning a piece of South Australian building history also comes with a responsibility to conserve this heritage.

If you are planning on restoring a heritage property, this workshop is designed for you.

What’s included

The workshop will include a walking tour of the former Bowden Gasworks site—highlighting key heritage buildings to best explain technical terminology and the principles of heritage conservation that you may encounter during your own restoration.

Lunch will be provided. Please advise of any dietary requirements when you register.

What to wear

Enclosed footwear is required for the walking tour. Sunscreen, a hat and a water bottle are also recommended.

What you’ll learn

The workshop will be delivered by a qualified tradesman and trainer with experience working on heritage buildings in both the United Kingdom and South Australia.

This workshop will cover:

  • understanding the cause of common issues that occur in older homes
  • the types of materials that should and shouldn’t be used
  • what questions to ask tradespeople about the scope of works and their licenses
  • what to request tradespeople to include in their quotes
  • understanding the principles of heritage conservation from the Burra Charter
  • the importance and benefits of regular maintenance
  • how to best work with your local council while planning your restoration.

COVID safety

Do not attend if you are unwell or have cough/cold symptoms. Please note all participants will be required to check in.

Register now

Register to attend the information session as places are limited.

Email your name and contact number to Anne Howarth by Wednesday 5 May 2021 or alternatively, you can call to register.

Email: [email protected]
Phone: 08 8367 5615

Preference will be given to western Adelaide residents.

Workshop details

When are where

Saturday 8 May 2021
9.30 am to 4.00 pm

Retort House
21 Chief Street, Brompton
(meet at Chief Street entrance gate)

Parking is available at these nearby locations:

  • Entertainment Centre, Port Road, Hindmarsh
  • Plant 4, Third Street, Brompton
  • Chief Street, Brompton.


This program has been subsidised by Renewal SA’s Works Program.

More Information

Download the Flyer here.

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