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 2018

Thu 18th

Above Eaves Level P1 - Traditional Slate Roofs

Thu 18th - Fri 19th

Charlestown Workshops, Fife

This two day course aims to provide an introductory guide to traditional Scottish roofs including function, structure, types of trusses, external roof shapes, typical details and decorative features and the causes of deterioration. Full details...


Fri 19th

Timber Buildings – An Engineer’s Perspective

9.30am - 12.30pm

Cressing Temple Barns

This talk looks at the evolution of timber building in Essex from an engineer's perspective, the challenges involved in maintaining the buildings and, where appropriate, modifying them for new uses. Full details...


February 2018

Sat 3rd

Sash and Case Window Repairs

9.30am - 4.30pm

Merryhill Training Centre, Fife

Don’t rip out your sash and case windows, did you know that in most cases you can undertake simple repairs add and retain this period feature? Full details...


Mon 5th

Conservation and Repair of Architectural and Structural Metalwork

Mon 5th - Thu 8th

West Dean College, Sussex

This course covers the conservation of structural metalwork, architectural features and statuary. Full details...



Conservation and Repair of Architectural and Structural Metalwork

Mon 5th - Thu 8th

West Dean College, Sussex

This course covers the conservation of structural metalwork, architectural features and statuary. Full details...


Thu 22nd

Run Mouldings

Thu 22nd - Fri 23rd

Cressing Temple Barns, Essex

A two-day practical course covering the art and craft of mouldings run in situ. Full details...


Fri 23rd

The Structural Repair of Historic Buildings Masterclass

9.30am - 4.30pm

Charlestown Workshops, Fife KY11 3EN

This masterclass will provide you with a sound understanding of the philosophy of conservation and a better understanding of the relationship between structural engineering and conservation. Full details...


March 2018

Thu 1st

Repairing Traditional Masonry P1- Professional Level 1

Thu 1st - Fri 2nd

Charlestown Workshops, Fife

This two day workshop for building professionals and provides an introduction to the effective conservation and repair of traditional masonry structures and buildings, for the most part using traditional lime based mortars. Full details...


Mon 5th

Conservation and Repair of Masonry Ruins

Mon 5th - Thu 8th

West Dean College, West Sussex

This course is primarily designed for those concerned with the conservation of ruined structures, although the principles and skills are also applicable to roofed buildings. Full details...


Fri 16th

Lime Plaster for Beginners

9am - 5pm

Cressing Temple Barns, Essex

These one-day courses will show how to hand-mix small amounts of lime plaster, and to repair or replace patches Full details...



Tour of a Traditional Brickworks & Guided Walk

9am - 5pm

Bulmer Brick and Tile Company, Bury St Edmunds

A rare opportunity to visit Bulmer Brick and Tile Company’s brickworks and Bury St Edmunds in the company of one of the country’s leading traditional brick-makers, Peter Minter Full details...


Mon 19th

An Introduction to Timber Framing

9am - 4pm

Orchard Barn, Ringshall, Mid Suffolk, IP8 4RZ

The basics of timber frames spelt out. Terms, traditional techniques/tools and locally sourced timber. Full details...


Tue 20th

Advanced Timber Framing

Tue 20th - Fri 23rd

Suffolk Long House

Using essentially Medieval techniques you will learn how to cut and joint the components of a ground and first floor frame. Full details...


Thu 22nd

Lime Plaster for Plasterers

Thu 22nd - Fri 23rd

Cressing Temple Barns, Essex

A two-day hands-on course aimed at working plasters interested in broadening their experience, and amateurs with some plastering skills Full details...


April 2018

Mon 9th

Coatings and Consolidants for Masonry

Mon 9th - Wed 11th

West Dean College, Sussex

This two-day course will start by setting out the nature and historic use of these materials and how they have affected the stone and its subsequent treatment. Full details...


Wed 11th

Conservation of Architectural Ironwork 2-day CPD course

Wed 11th - Thu 12th

SPAB, 37 Spital Square, London, E1 6DY

The long-awaited return of our popular 2-day CPD in the Conservation of Architectural Ironwork. Full details...


Mon 16th

Conservation and Repair of Slate and Stone Roofing

Mon 16th - Thu 19th

West Dean College, Sussex

This course covers the history of traditional slate and stone roofing but mainly concentrates on their conservation and repair. Full details...


Mon 30th

Timber Frame Restoration Skills course at Orchard Barn

Mon 30th - Fri 4th

rchard Barn, Ringshall, Suffolk, UK, IP14 2LY

Timber frame building - all you need to know! Full details...


May 2018

Thu 10th

Wattle and Daub

9.30am - 4pm

Orchard Barn, Suffolk

Interested in heritage building practices and constructing walls that are deep green and use free locally sourced materials? Full details...


July 2018

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...



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