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. 

May 2017

Mon 22nd

Conservation and Repair of Brick and Flint Masonry

Mon 22nd - Thu 25th

West Dean College

This course provides an understanding of, and basic skills in, the conservation and repair of traditional brick and flint masonry. Full details...

 

Wed 31st

Understanding Building Conservation

Wed 31st - Thu 1st

CIOB London, WC2B 6XF

If you have a passion for conservation, and want to develop specialist knowledge and skills, this is your first step towards specialisation. Full details...

 

June 2017

Fri 2nd

Understanding the care and conservation of pre 1919 buildings course

Fri 2nd - Sat 3rd

Bishop’s Castle Community College, SY9 5AY United Kingdom

This is a re-run of the successful 6-day certificated course. It’s aimed at crafts people, contractors, professionals’ and building owners who want to learn about the practicalities of working on old buildings. Full details...

 

 

Introduction to Lime Based Mortars for Civil and Structural Engineers CE1

9.30am - 4.30pm

Charlestown Workshops, Fife KY11 3EN

This workshop introduces the range of lime and early patented cement based mortars that have been used in the past for the construction of masonry structures which contribute so much to the richness of our built heritage. Full details...

 

Mon 5th

Course: Mentors and Mentoring Craft Trainees within Heritage Construction Work

8.30am - 5pm

Conference Room in the Mill Yard, Fountains Abbey, Ripon, HG4 3DY

This one-day course is of interest to crafts persons - both trainees and supervisors, builders and professionals. Full details...

 

 

Heritage Wood Occupations SAP and SUP

Mon 5th - Fri 16th

Traditional Building Skills, The Old White House Barn, Clifford, Herefordshire, HR3 5EU

5 or 10 day SUP and 20 SAP course in the conservation and repair of historic timber framing, carpentry and joinery. Full details...

 

 

Heritage Stonemasonry SAP and SUP

Mon 5th - Fri 16th

Traditional Building Skills, The Old White House Barn, Clifford, Herefordshire, HR3 5EU

This course is aimed at those wishing to develop their knowledge and skills in Heritage Stonemasonry - craft masonry, fixing, site masonry. Full details...

 

Mon 12th

Earthbuilding UK: Clayfest 2017

Mon 12th - Sat 17th

Heritage Skills Centre Lincoln and The University of Lincoln

Earth building UK Conference, Symposium and Workshops Full details...

 

 

Conservation of Historic Concrete

Mon 12th - Thu 15th

West Dean College

This course is intended for architects, surveyors, engineers, contractors and conservators working with architecturally or historically significant structural or decorative concrete. Full details...

 

Tue 13th

Energy Efficiency and Retrofit in Traditional Buildings

9am - 5pm

One day seminar on Energy Efficiency and Retrofit

The SPAB are pleased to be supporting the Sustainable Traditional Buildings Alliance with the organisation of this one day seminar looking at the future of traditional buildings. Full details...

 

Thu 22nd

IHBC Annual School - Manchester 2017, Transport Infrastructure the backbone of civilisation

Thu 22nd - Sat 24th

Jurys Inn Manchester, 56 Great Bridgewater St, Manchester, M1 5LE

The 2017 IHBC Annual School examines the rich legacy of transport infrastructure, exploring both its continuing role as a future driver of change and economic growth as well as its impact upon historic places. Full details...

 

Fri 23rd

Heritage Interpretation Panel Workshop

9am - 5pm

Cressing Temple Barns, Essex

This workshop will provide you with the opportunity to learn the ‘ins and outs’ of producing successful heritage interpretation panels, including: writing copy and layering messages, choosing visuals, and panel design and production. Full details...

 

 

Heritage Skills Festival, Lincoln

Fri 23rd - Sat 24th

Lincoln Cathedral

Celebrating the life of The City of London Livery Companies in the stunning venue of Lincoln Cathedral. Full details...

 

Fri 30th

Heritage Ironwork Seminar

9.30am - 4.30pm

Hartlebury Castle, Kidderminster, DY11 7XZ

Surveying and Recording Heritage Ironwork seminar Full details...

 

July 2017

Sat 15th

An Introduction To Traditional Brickwork Repairs For Beginners

Sat 15th - Sun 16th

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...

 

Tue 25th

Understanding Repair and Maintenance of Traditional (Pre 1919) Buildings Courses

Tue 25th - Wed 26th

Old Royal Naval College, Greenwich, London

Of interest to crafts persons, builders and professionals – a two day course on Repair and Maintenance of Traditional Buildings. Participants will learn about the theory and practicalities of conserving traditional buildings from industry experts. Full details...

 

August 2017

Tue 8th

Conservation Materials Practical Course

Tue 8th - Wed 9th

RIBA West Midlands Lichfield, United Kingdom

This intensive conservation course will provide hands-on training in technical and practical skills in the repair and maintenance of an 18th century walled garden in Lichfield. You can attend both days or just day one only. Full details...

 

Fri 18th

Introduction to Lime Based Mortars for Civil and Structural Engineers CE1

9.30am - 4.30pm

Charlestown Workshops, Fife KY11 3EN

This one day introductory workshop introduces the range of lime and early patented cement based mortars that have been used in the past for the construction of masonry stuctures which contribute so much to the richness of our built heritage. Full details...

 

Tue 22nd

Making and Using Traditional Mortars C1-Contractor Level 1

Tue 22nd - Wed 23rd

Merryhill Training Centre, Fife KY11 3DR

Our most popular two day introductory course - this practical workshop will provide attendees with a strong understanding of lime technology Full details...

 

Fri 25th

Repair and Maintenance of Masonry Arch Bridges Masterclass

9.30am - 4.30pm

Charlestown Workshops, Fife KY11 3EN

This one day masterclass looks at all aspects of masonry arch bridge construction and the materials utilized to determine the most appropriate repair schemes. Full details...

 

Tue 29th

Repairing Traditional Masonry P1- Professional Level 1

Tue 29th - Wed 30th

Charlestown Workshops, Fife KY11 3EN

This 2 day workshop aims to provide an introductory guide to the use of a range of lime and other traditional binders for the effective conservation and repair of traditional masonry. Full details...

 

September 2017

Fri 1st

Understanding Historic Brickwork

9.30am - 12.30pm

Cressing Temple Barns, Essex

In this talk, the first of two popular courses led by Peter Minter, we will trace how bricks are made, from the digging of the clay, moulding and firing them Full details...

 

Mon 4th

Conservation Materials Practical Course

Mon 4th - Tue 5th

RIBA West Midlands Lichfield, United Kingdom

This intensive conservation course will provide hands-on training in technical and practical skills in the repair and maintenance of an 18th century walled garden in Lichfield. You can attend both days or just day 1 only. Full details...

 

Wed 6th

Timber Frame Repairs

Wed 6th - Fri 8th

Little Wenham Hall, Little Wenham, Suffolk/Essex border

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

 

Mon 11th

Intensive Training - Assessment and Accreditation (C1, C2 and SQA National Units 1,2 & 3 in Conservation Masonry)

Mon 11th - Fri 15th

Charlestown Workshops, Fife KY11 3EN

This course will allow you to gain SQA National Units 1, 2 & 3 in Conservation Masonry within five intensive days. You require to have trowel skills to participate and be assessed. Full details...

 

Tue 19th

Understanding Building Conservation

Tue 19th - Wed 20th

CIOB London, WC2B 6XF

If you have a passion for conservation, and want to develop specialist knowledge and skills, this is your first step towards specialisation. Full details...

 

Wed 20th

Lime Mortar & Conservation Brickwork

Wed 20th - Fri 22nd

The Gardens of Easton Lodge, Essex

This three-day course aims to encourage correct brickwork repair and the use of lime mortar. Full details...

 

Mon 25th

Conservation and Repair of Stone Masonry

Mon 25th - Thu 28th

West Dean College

This course provides a comprehensive study of building and decorative stone from its formation and extraction through to its repair and maintenance in the building context. Full details...

 

October 2017

Wed 4th

Lime & Conservation Brickwork

Wed 4th - Fri 6th

Hatfield House, Hertfordshire

This is a three-day courses aimed at providing working bricklayers, and those who would like to increase their knowledge in conservation techniques, the opportunity to learn the correct repair of historic brickwork and use of lime mortar. Full details...

 

Fri 6th

Conservation Areas: What Makes Them Special & Keeping Them Special

9.30am - 12.30pm

Cressing Temple Barns, Essex

The first of this part of the lecture will examine understanding place, and how to undertake Conservation Area Appraisals. The second part of the lecture will consider the tools available to Local Authorities to preserve or enhance the character, Full details...

 

Fri 13th

Timber Frame Repairs

9am - 5pm

Cressing Temple Barns, Essex

This session is divided into two illustrated talks about timber frame repairs. Full details...

 

Thu 19th

RIBA Conservation Course

9am - 5pm

The Bond, 180-182 Fazeley St, Birmingham, Birmingham, B5 5SE

The RIBA Conservation Course is an important step on the ladder towards a specialism in conservation. Full details...

 

Fri 20th

Working with Historic Brickwork: Approaches to Practical Problems

9.30am - 12.30pm

Cressing Temple Barns, Essex

The course presented by Peter Minter will look at how bricks are used in construction and repairs, at mortars, pointing, bonds, arches, cutting and rubbing techniques, and terracotta. Full details...

 

November 2017

Thu 9th

RIBA Advanced Conservation Course (2 days)

Thu 9th - Fri 10th

The Bond, 180-182, Fazeley Street, Birmingham, B5 5SE

The RIBA Advanced Conservation Course is an important step in developing your specialism in conservation. Full details...

 

Fri 10th

Investigating and Remedying Dampness and Timber Decay in Historic Buildings

9.30am - 12.30pm

Cressing Temple Barns, Essex

In this lecture we will examine the problems of dampness and timber decay in historic and traditionally-constructed buildings. The lecture will also cover different approaches to remedial action and will be illustrated with case studies. Full details...

 

Tue 14th

Understanding Building Conservation

Tue 14th - Wed 15th

CIOB London, WC2B 6XF

If you have a passion for conservation, and want to develop specialist knowledge and skills, this is your first step towards specialisation. Full details...

 

Fri 17th

Repair and Conservation of Historic Joinery

9.30am - 12.30pm

Cressing Temple Barns , Essex

In this lecture Joe Bispham, will look at the carpentry oak work with reference to specific case studies and craft practices Full details...

 

Fri 24th

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...

 

December 2017

Fri 1st

Historic Paint Work

9.30am - 12.30pm

Cressing Temple Barns

Lectures about historic paint work Full details...

 

Fri 8th

Building Stone in Essex

9.30am - 12.30pm

Cressing Temple Barns

This session will identify the building stones that occur in Essex and trace how they have been used. It will cover repair and conservation, and include flint walling. Samples of stone will be available to handle and inspect. Full details...

 

January 2018

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

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

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...

 

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...

 

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