Logic4training has launched a new Property Maintenance course, covering the skills needed to complete essential maintenance and repairs; ideal for trades people, landlords or anyone looking to brush-up on their DIY skills - such as self-builders and home improvers.
Time spent ‘locked down’ during the Covid-19 crisis inspired a sharp rise in home improvement projects; a trend that has continued post-pandemic – more than three-quarters (77%) of UK homeowners invested in their properties in 2021. This trend, plus the Airbnb boom, presents an increase in demand for the types of works Logic4training’s course covers: essential practical skills and core knowledge relating to everything from issues with mould and damp, to decorating, basic plumbing, heating and electrics.
Candidates will also learn how to recognise a range of defects within a buildings structure, implement effective repairs where appropriate and know when professional help is required.
Home improvement projects on the rise
Mark Krull, Managing Director at Logic4training, said: “We are delighted to launch a new course to skill up the growing number of people who are undertaking property maintenance and repair. Total household spending on maintenance and repair has risen over 60% in the last decade, making it a valuable business opportunity for tradespeople and property maintenance professionals, particularly with the recent boom in short-term holiday lets.
“We wanted to make this course as accessible as possible. No formal experience is required, opening it up to homeowners undertaking renovation work, self-buildings and tenants, as well as landlords who want to save money by bring skills ‘in-house’. This course delivers the skills and confidence to use tools and ‘do-it-yourself’, making the budget stretch further.”
Logic4training’s Property Maintenance Course covers the following areas:
- Foundations and drainage
- Avoiding damp/mould, roof repair and cracks in the building structure
- Safe isolation of plumbing, heating, and electrical systems
- Wastewater drainage and rainwater systems
- Relocation and repair of TV coaxial and satellite
- Woodwork repairs, internal and external
- Door and window repair including lock and hinge replacement
- Internal walls, covering a range of decorative finishes
- Skirting and architraves
- Tile replacement and repair
- Ventilation and thermal insulation
- Heating and hot water systems, controls and energy efficiency
Successful candidates will receive a Logic4training Certificate in Property Maintenance.
The first courses will be running from April 2023.
To find out more and sign-up for Logic4training’s Property Maintenance training course, click here.