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. 

June 2017

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 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

An Introduction to Lime in Building

9am - 5pm

Hay Castle, Hay-on-Wye, HR3 5DG

This one day informal introductory taster day, is run by Ty Mawr Lime on Friday 30th June. Full details...

 

 

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...

 

Sun 10th

RICS & SPAB Building Conservation Summer School

Sun 10th - Thu 14th

Royal Agricultural University, Cirencester

Spanning five days, this event aims to reinforce undergraduate and graduate training in traditional buildings, construction techniques and materials, as well as support new surveyors and other specialists in this field. 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...

 

Thu 14th

Building Conservation in Practice

9am - 5pm

Royal Agricultural University, Cirencester

This one day event will provide you with the opportunity to learn from a hands on practical workshop focusing on lime mortars, plastering and pointing. 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...

 

Mon 9th

Masonry Cleaning

Mon 9th - Thu 12th

West Dean College, Sussex

This is a comprehensive course for architects, surveyors and practitioners which covers the complex aesthetic, technical and practical issues involved in cleaning masonry (including brick and terracotta). 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...

 

Tue 17th

Defects in Cavity Walls

5.30pm - 7pm

London

How to spot, identify and report defects in cavity walls 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...

 

Mon 13th

Mortars for Repair and Conservation

Mon 13th - Thu 16th

West Dean College, Sussex

This course involves a detailed study of traditional mortars, including a brief history of their use, investigation and basic analytical techniques and the recognition and diagnosis of typical failures. Full details...

 

 

Mortars for Repair and Conservation

Mon 13th - Thu 16th

West Dean College, Sussex

This course involves a detailed study of traditional mortars, including a brief history of their use, investigation and basic analytical techniques and the recognition and diagnosis of typical failures. 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...

 

 

Historic Building Surveys

9.30am - 5pm

London

You will gain valuable background information associated with old structures, knowledge and practical advice which is needed when making recommendations and accurate repair costs. Full details...

 

 

Historic Building Surveys

9.30am - 5pm

London

You will gain valuable background information associated with old structures, knowledge and practical advice which is needed when making recommendations and accurate repair costs. 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...

 

Mon 27th

Building Conservation - A Local Case Study

8am - 9.30am

London

Investigate the challenges typically associated with historic building conservation through a case study local to your area. Full details...

 

Thu 30th

Dilapidations: Diminution in Value

5.40pm - 7.20pm

London

Best practice guidance to improve your day-to-day practice. 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

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

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...

 

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...

 

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...

 

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