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. 

March 2017

Mon 27th

Conservation and Repair of Masonry Ruins

Mon 27th - Thu 30th

West Dean College

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...

 

Wed 29th

Financing the Historic Environment

Wed 29th - Thu 30th

Grand Central Hotel 99 Gordon Street, Glasgow, G1 3SF

A two-day conference, organised by Built Environment Forum Scotland, Heritage Lottery Fund Scotland and the BRICK programme run by The Prince’s Regeneration Trust. Full details...

 

Thu 30th

Lime Plaster for Plasterers

Thu 30th - Fri 31st

Cressing Temple Barns, Essex

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

 

April 2017

Mon 3rd

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

Mon 3rd - Tue 4th

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...

 

Fri 7th

Understanding the care and conservation of pre 1919 buildings course

Fri 7th - Sat 8th

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...

 

Mon 24th

Timber Frame Repairs

Mon 24th - Tue 25th

Orchard Barn, Suffolk, UK, IP14 2LY

Rick Lewis is the tutor for this two-day timber repair course. Full details...

 

 

Conservation of Slate and Stone Roofing

Mon 24th - Thu 27th

West Dean College and South Coast Roof Training

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

 

May 2017

Wed 3rd

CIOB Conference: Keys to the Successful Operation of Historic Buildings

9am - 5pm

Embankment Rooms, Somerset House, London WC2R 1LA

The CIOB in collaboration with the National Trust and Somerset House is delighted to present this one day event focusing on re-use, innovation and sustainability in the built environment. Full details...

 

Fri 5th

Understanding the care and conservation of pre 1919 buildings course

Fri 5th - Sat 6th

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...

 

Sat 6th

Old Houses for the Future weekend course

Sat 6th - Sun 7th

King's Manor, York, YO1 7EP

This course is for those who plan, or are working with clients, to undertake a major renovation, those who simply want to maintain their period home, or those generally interested in the care and repair of old buildings. Full details...

 

Mon 8th

Specifying Works on Historic Buildings

9am - 5pm

Heritage Skills Centre, Lincoln Castle

This course, to be held at the Historic Skills Centre, is designed to introduce those interested in the maintenance of heritage assets to the specification of works on historic buildings. Full details...

 

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...

 

Mon 12th

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...

 

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 Navel 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...

 

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...

 

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...

 

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...

 

November 2017

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 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...

 

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...

 

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...

 

June 2018

Sat 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...

 

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