Informing and Providing a Voice

From unique networking opportunities to targeted training courses, we aim to provide information on a range of opportunities across the UK related to traditional buildings and heritage craft training.

If your event isn’t listed, get in touch and we’ll consider it for inclusion. 

May 2018

Tue 1st

Banker Masonry Accredited Level 2 Diploma

Tue 1st - Wed 1st

Heritage Craft Alliance, The Training Centre, Thorp Perrow Bedale, North Yorkshire, DL8 2PR

Banker Masonry Accredited Level 2 Diploma one year course. Full details...


June 2018

Mon 4th

Introduction to Lime Plastering

9.30am - 4.30pm

Central Baptist Church, Charles Street, Leicester, LE1 1LA

About this training If you live in or work on traditional buildings, this course if for you. Full details...


Thu 14th

Celebrating the Nation's Heritage Ironwork

Thu 14th - Sun 17th


Heritage Ironwork Festival. Introductory seminar for allcomers, advanced conference for practitioners and professionals Expert talks and stimulating discussion. Full details...


Mon 18th

Hot Lime Mortar Mixing Workshop

10am - 4pm

Holme Pierrepont Hall

Join this workshop on HOT LIME MORTAR MIXING at the historic Holme Pierrepont Hall. Full details...


Thu 21st

IHBC’s Annual School 2018

Thu 21st - Sat 23rd

Riddel Hall, Queen's University, 185 Stranmillis Rd, Belfast, BT9 5EE

The theme for this summer school is Our Shared Heritage. Full details...


Mon 25th

Advanced Timber Framing

Mon 25th - Fri 29th

Orchard Barn, Ringshall, IP14 2LY

Get hands-on experience and skills reinstating a 1580 Suffolk Long House timber frame. Full details...


July 2018

Mon 2nd

Introduction to Stone Carving for Conservation

Mon 2nd - Wed 4th

Heritage Craft Alliance Ltd, The Training Centre, Thorp Perrow, Bedale, DL8 2PR

This 3 day session will offer an introduction to the basics of stone carving where replacement is required for conservation and restoration. Full details...


Sat 7th

Traditional Brickwork Repairs for Beginners

Sat 7th - Sun 8th

Stock Windmill, Essex

This two-day course is aimed at beginners or homeowners who would like to learn about using lime mortars, and how to tackle areas of repointing and bricks that are spalling. Full details...


Mon 9th

Princes Foundation Summer School

Mon 9th - Mon 30th


The Princes Foundation Summer School teaches professionals, graduates, and the public how traditional and sustainable building crafts can be applied today in order to design, build and preserve sustainable communities. Full details...


Wed 11th

Introduction to Thatching

9am - 5pm

Brecon Beacons, Wales

This one day course is a practical, hands-on introduction to the craft of thatching. Full details...


Mon 30th

Intermediate Stone Carving and Lettering Course

Mon 30th - Wed 1st

Heritage Craft Alliance Ltd, The Training Centre, Thorp Perrow, Bedale, DL8 2PR

The intermediate carving course follows on from our introduction course. Full details...


September 2018

Wed 12th

Timber Frame Repairs Practical Course

Wed 12th - Fri 14th

Little Wenham Hall, Little Wenham, Essex

This three-day course will offer you the opportunity to learn new skills while working on a traditional timber-framed building. Full details...


Wed 19th

Introduction to Lime Pointing

9am - 5pm

Greyfriars Conservation Area, Leicester

On this one day course you will gain an understanding of why we use lime in historic buildings. Full details...


Fri 21st

Highlands & Islands Traditional Building Forum Annual Conference 2018

8.45am - 4pm

Smithton Church, 1 Murray Rd, Smithton, Inverness IV2 7YU

Traditional Buildings - Materials and Skills is the title of this year's conference Full details...


Mon 24th

Clayfest: The Secret Life of Earth

Mon 24th - Sat 29th

Irish National Heritage Park, Ireland

The conference theme explores the relationships between Earth Building and other materials, construction and design and training, thinking about building bridges through knowledge, skills, research and training. Full details...


Sat 29th

Living with your old building: An introduction for building owners and users

9.30am - 4.30pm

King Richard III Visitor Centre, 4A St Martins, Leicester LE1 5DB

This one-day course is perfect for anybody who wants to learn about how to work with professionals, to understand the legal framework relating to historic buildings, and to gain knowledge of building performance and maintenance. Full details...


October 2018

Thu 18th

Introduction to traditional slate roofing

10am - 4pm

Greyfriars Conservation Area, Leicester

Learn the basics of roofing slates in the post and pre industrial style from leading roofing expert Richard Jordan. Full details...


November 2018

Wed 7th

Repair and maintenance of traditional windows

10am - 4pm

King Richard III Visitor Centre, 4A St Martins, Leicester LE1 5DB

If you live in or work on buildings with traditional timber windows this course is for you. Full details...



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