Events

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. 

January 2019

Fri 25th

Stone Carving - Beginners

Fri 25th - Sat 26th

Cotswolds Conservation Board, Northleach

A fantastic two day course learning the art of stone carving with expert stone carver Sebastian Rasch. Full details...

 

Tue 29th

Using traditional lime and clay renders and plasters

9am - 5pm

Womersley's Ltd Ravensthorpe Indust Est, Low Mill Lane Ravensthorpe, West Yorkshire, WF13 3LN

Lime and Clay plasters have been used historically and this day provides advice to those who wish to restore their period property and demonstrate how breathable renders and plasters can be efficiently applied to new buildings. Full details...

 

February 2019

Fri 1st

Timber Frame Repairs

9.30am - 12.30pm

Cressing Temple, Essex

This session is divided into two illustrated talks, with the first session looking at what repair methods might be appropriate to heavy carpentry and the tools that a modern carpenter might use. Full details...

 

Mon 4th

Conservation and Repair of Architectural and Structural Metalwork

Mon 4th - Thu 7th

West Dean, Chichester, West Sussex, PO18 0QZ

This course covers the conservation of structural metalwork, architectural features and statuary, and includes both ferrous and non-ferrous metals, with tuition from leading practitioners on a wide range of repair techniques. Full details...

 

Mon 11th

Heritage Carpentry NVQ3 Specialist Applied Skills Programme

9am - 5pm

Tywi Centre, Dinefwr Home Farm, Llandeilo SA19 6RT

This course will give you the Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Heritage Skills (Construction)- Wood Occupations qualification. Following this you will be eligible to apply for a CSCS Heritage Gold Card. Full details...

 

Thu 21st

Conserving, Repairing and Maintaining Traditional Windows

Thu 21st - Fri 22nd

Balmoral Castle, Ballater, AB35 5TB

This two-day course will address the conservation, repair and maintenance requirements of sash and case, and a range of other traditional windows. Full details...

 

March 2019

Fri 8th

Heritage Interpretation and Design

9.30am - 12.30pm

Cressing Temple, Essex

This course is aimed at anyone wanting to further their understanding in heritage interpretation and design. Full details...

 

Mon 25th

Complex Roofing Course

Mon 25th - Fri 29th

16 King St, Bristol, BS1 4EF

This course will be incorporating the geometry of a Rhineland Helmet door head and a Cruciform Kite-on-Plan roof. Full details...

 

May 2019

Mon 13th

RC1 19: Repair of Old Buildings Course

Mon 13th - Fri 17th

St Andrew Holborn, St Andrew Street EC4A 3AB, London London

Run over five days, this course delivers an intensive programme of lectures and visits to building repair projects. It runs twice a year - in the spring and the autumn. Full details...

 

Tue 14th

Using traditional lime and clay renders and plasters

9am - 5pm

Womersley's Ltd Ravensthorpe Indust Est, Low Mill Lane Ravensthorpe, West Yorkshire, WF13 3LN

he day will discuss lime renders, lime and clay plasters and historic and breathable paint finishes. Full details...

 

Fri 31st

Hot Lime Workshop

9am - 5pm

Cressing Temple Barns, Essex

The workshop will also give trainees practical understanding of slaking and mixing methods and enable them to work routinely and successfully with lime mortars of all kinds. Full details...

 

June 2019

Tue 4th

Understanding natural and mineral based paints

9am - 5pm

Womersley's Ltd Ravensthorpe Indust Est, Low Mill Lane Ravensthorpe, West Yorkshire, WF13 3LN

Spend a day devoted to understanding how paints work. Full details...

 

Thu 6th

Damp and Historic Buildings

9am - 5pm

Weald and Downland Museum, West Sussex

The course discusses the importance of breathability in historic buildings. Full details...

 

Thu 20th

Understanding Vernacular Buildings

9am - 5pm

Weald and Downland Museum, West Sussex

A day school on vernacular buildings in general, materials, and the timber- framed tradition of the Marches in comparison to the South - East Region. Full details...

 

September 2019

Wed 4th

Lime plasters

9am - 5pm

Weald and Downland Musuem, West Sussex

An introduction to the use of lime plasters and lime mortars for homeowners and professionals working with historic buildings. Full details...

 

Mon 16th

Conservation and Repair of Brick and Flint Masonry

Mon 16th - Thu 19th

West Dean, Chichester, West Sussex, PO18 0QZ.

This course provides a practical understanding of brick and flint, traditional methods of construction using these materials, and fundamental skills required for the conservation and repair of traditional brick and flint masonry. Full details...

 

Tue 17th

Wattle & Daub course

9am - 5pm

Weald and Downland Museum, West Sussex

This courses will include a practical hands-on session, and a lecture on the appraisal and techniques of repair. Full details...

 

 

Clay Plasters One Day Training Course

9am - 5pm

Womersley's Ltd Ravensthorpe Indust Est, Low Mill Lane Ravensthorpe, West Yorkshire, WF13 3LN

This one day course will cover all aspects of clay plaster. Full details...

 

Mon 30th

Lime mortars for traditional brickwork

9am - 5pm

Weald and Downland Museum, West Sussex

The day will consist of introductory talks followed by practical demonstrations on how to make a decent lime mortar properly, so that a contractors can use it. Full details...

 

October 2019

Thu 3rd

Practical Thatching

9am - 5pm

Welad and Downland Museum, West Sussex

A practical, hands-on course. Full details...

 

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