2017 NKY RESTORATION SATURDAY CLASSES 

GATEWAY URBAN CAMPUS
525 SCOTT ST, COVINGTON KY 41011

8:30 doors open

Join NKY Restoration for full day of classes geared to the DIYer and professional alike! There are 20 classes, demonstrations, a vendors fair with a "Taste & Talk" for lunch to fill your day with great information and lessons on rehabbing historic buildings. Please see a the class descriptions below.

Reservations are not required but are highly recommended so we can plan classrooms & lunch accordingly.
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REGISTRATION FOR THIS YEARS CLASSES IS OPEN!

Saturdays Class Listing 

8 AM - 8:45 AM Registration

All day Window Restoration Demonstration with Jim Turner, Patrick Kennedy, Tom Francis & friends

Your favorite window trades-men are back! Preservation Trade Network member and restoration expert Jim Turner will demonstrate restoration techniques for wood and steel windows. These include re-ropeing, re-glazing, cutting glass, and adding weather stripping. This is an ongoing demonstration that you can come watch, learn, and ask questions throughout the day.

9:00 AM - 10:00 AM the following classes are available:

~ Color Me Good: Historic Paint Colors & Treatment with Beth Johnson, City of Cincinnati Historic Conservator

There was indeed colored paint back in the day when your historic home was built, but which color? And how do you use color appropriately? Beth Johnson returns with this popular class on how to choose the right color for the architecture of your historic home. 

~ Plaster Repair with John McEwan General Contractor, Site Manager Habitat of Humanity OKI Region

As we all know, maintaining & repairing the plaster in our historic homes can be a challenge. Come learn how to deal with fixing basic plaster issues such as mending cracks & restoring damaged plaster in your historic home.

~ This Drafty Old House with Toni Winston of Tiburon Energy & Construction

For those of us who love old houses, we attempt to create a balance between maintaining the integrity and character of the building and how to pay for the ever-rising utility bills. It really doesn't have to be that way. There is no reason to compromise historic preservation and energy efficiency. This class will help explain the how, the why and the ways to make your home more energy efficient. This will be done showing infra-red camera imagery, photos of attics, crawlspaces & knee-walls, and discussion on the proper products. Lively discussion is encouraged so bring your questions!

~ Historic Roofing & Box Gutters Survival Guide with Tim Kettering of Kettering Roofing

Box gutters are an integral part of keeping rain water where it's supposed to be going. Learn about Box and Yankee gutters, identifying issues, repairs, and how to maintain them so they continue to work like they did when they were installed over 100 years ago!

~ Old House Detective with our favorite Historic Sleuth Margo Warminski, Cincinnati Preservation Association

Historic homes have often gone through changes over the years and uncovering what is original can be a bit mind boggling, but it's not impossible. Learn how and why houses were altered over time and uncover clues to determine "Is this porch original?" or "what was the original floor plan?". Make sure to bring pictures of your house forensic questions as well.

10:15 AM - 11:15 AM the following classes are available:

~ How to research your historic home with Bill Stolz, Wright State University

Do you live in a historic property? Want to know when your house was built, who may have lived there historically, and uncover additional details about its history? Bill will teach you how to research your home and uncover its history.  

~ Wood Care & Repair with Ken Hughes

Historic homes are filled with beautiful woodwork inside and out. Learn the basics of wood maintenance, as well as how to deal with wood rot, fillers, and replication of missing or deteriorated materials. 

~ Brick Masonry with David Lamb of American Chimney 

Learn about all aspects of brick and masonry from this seventeen year veteran mason. David will demonstrate common brick repairs and discuss the importance of using historically appropriate techniques and building materials when conducting masonry repairs on your historic home. 

~ Living in a Historic District - Panel discussion with YPs from NKY & OTR

What are the hurdles to living in a historic neighborhood that millennials and others face? Is there a way we prepare to be an asset, not a threat to improve our community, working through issues like gentrification, family up bringing, life balance while preserving modern and historic heritage?

~ Heirloom Plantings with Pam Simmons of Turpin Farms / Sunflower Farms

Our historic homes are more than just what is in the house, and the yards are also an important part that we need to consider. Historically yards were filled with useful plants and produce that served the needs of the home. Come learn from Pam Simmons about appropriate plantings for your historic property.

~ Heating & Cooling Historic Homes with Pete Knochelmann of Schneller Plumging, Heating & Air

Come learn how to appropriately heat & cool your historic home, and all about high velocity systems. 

11:30 AM - 12:30 AM the following classes are available.

~ Buying, Insuring & Financing with Rebecca Webber, Pete Rodish and Stef Adams

Are you interested in buying a historic home that needs to be rehabbed? This session will take you through the process of buying the home, figuring out how to finance the home, and properly insuring your investment.  Come learn how to see the potential that a historic building has, what a 203 K Rehab loan is, and lots of tips to get you through the purchase process.

~ How to Make your Wood Windows Operational & Weatherized with Tom Francis

What can you do when the former occupants didn't care for the wood windows in your home? Come learn hints and tips for maintaining your wood windows. Tom uses a unique system to weatherize historic double hung windows, which when used with a quality storm sash, can provide energy efficiencies equal to any modern window. His seminar will explain and demonstrate this procedure. He will also debunk several of the replacement window industry's claims for replacing historic windows.

~ Fireplace & Chimney Repair & Maintenance with Clay Lamb of American Chimney & Masonry 

From wood burning to gas fireplace conversion & restoration, American Chimney has successfully completed over 85,000 service calls throughout NKY & OH. This how-to covers fireplace maintenance & masonry repair.

~ Case Study - REHAB from Planning to Execution with Jim Price

~ How Old Houses Work with Patrick Snadon

This presentation will focus on the floor plans and spaces of historic houses in Kentucky from the early 19th- through the early 20th-centuries.  The emphasis will be on explaining the rationales behind different plan layouts, the rooms they create, and how occupants might originally have used these spaces.  The chronological, stylistic, and topological range will include Federal, Greek Revival, Victorian, Shotgun, Colonial Revival, Foursquare, and Bungalow house types.  Factors influencing plan layouts will include social, environmental, and technological issues such as human activities, circulation, light, heat, ventilation, and specific service activities such as food preparation.  Standard American and Kentucky plan types such as central-hall and side-hall plans will be examined, as well as asymmetrical-functional floor plans and plans seemingly unique to Kentucky.

~ Properly Prepping & Painting with Randall Reese of LVX Painting

Paint is often a defining moment for your historic property. Getting it right the first time involves planning and preparation. Learn from our local expert Randall Reese of LVX Painting what is required to ensure your success.

12:30 PM - 2PM Please join us for lunch during our Taste & Talk at our Vendors Fair

2:00 PM - 3:30 PM the following classes are available

~ Utilizing Preservation Tax Credits with Mike Raedeke from HKC

Considering a historic rehabilitation? You may be eligible for a 30% Kentucky tax credit for homeowners or 20% tax credit for income producing properties. Come learn about the program's eligibility requirements and application process.

~ How to Make your Wood Windows Operational & Weatherized with Tom Francis 

What can you do when the former occupants didn't care for the wood windows in your home? Come learn hints and tips for maintaining your wood windows. Tom uses a unique system to weatherize historic double hung windows, which when used with a quality storm sash, can provide energy efficiencies equal to any modern window. His seminar will explain and demonstrate this procedure. He will also debunk several of the replacement window industry's claims for replacing historic windows.

~ How to Address Hazards in Historic Homes Michelle Paraniuk, President m.a.c. Paran Consulting Services, Inc. & Barbara Cox, Occupational Hygienist m.a.c. Paran Consulting Services, Inc.

The course will focus on identifying and managing your environmental risks prior to, and during,renovation activities in older structures. Special emphasis will be given to asbestos, lead-based paint, radon, and indoor air quality (mold).

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