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Heritage imageThe NHTG, supported by the CITB is a voluntary organisation responsible for co-ordinating the ongoing development and delivery of traditional building crafts training and qualifications in the heritage sector of the UK.

The organisation supports built environment Federations and their members to encourage and improve access to specialist traditional building skills training, in addition to identifying training needs and developing new training solutions with appropriate bodies such as the sector skills council, CITB.

NHTG also raises awareness of the importance of heritage craft skills across all sectors – professionals, training providers, clients, contractors, property-owners, volunteers, community groups, heritage organisations, sector skills councils and other support agencies – to try to ensure the continued preservation and sustainable use of traditional buildings.

The NHTG runs a telephone helpdesk offering Heritage Building Skills training guidance and information. Got any questions, we'd be happy to help!

Call 01246 252 363 or email your query to [email protected].

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Latest News

The SPAB’s William Morris Craft Fellowship, open for applications

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NHTG Newsletter, November 2018

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Call for entries: Worshipful Company of Blacksmiths Tonypandy Award

The Tonypandy may be awarded annually for a piece which is considered to be an outstanding example of the skill of a blacksmith or blacksmiths. ...read more


Events

Lime mortars and plasters course

A short intermediate course offering theoretical and paractical hands-on training.

Seminar: Colour & Finish in Heritage Ironwork

This day aims to explode the ‘always black’ myth, look at alternatives, and outline best practice for discovering, conserving and re-instating original colour schemes in heritage ironwork.

The Building as a Canvas: Wall Paintings from Antiquity to the Present

The Traditional Paint Forum 2018 conference will explore murals and decoration applied to the building envelope and will look at techniques, materials and technical challenges of conservation.