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

Fri 26th

Skills For Trades – Heritage Building Repair Course

Fri 26th - Sat 31st

Nidderdale Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) Office, The Old Workhouse, King Street, Pateley Bridge, HG3 5LE

A six day certified course, January – March 2018, on understanding the repair and maintenance of pre-1919 buildings Full details...


March 2018

Mon 12th

Heritage Wood Occupations SUP (Specialist Upskilling Programme)

Mon 12th - Fri 23rd

The Old White House Barn, Clifford, Herefordshire, HR3 5EU

Candidates will increase their knowledge and skills in conservation and repair of historic timber framing, carpentry and joinery. Participants will develop a solid theoretical underpinning to practical on-site skills. Full details...



Heritage Stonemasonry SUP (Specialist Upskilling Programme)

Mon 12th - Fri 23rd

The Old White House Barn, Clifford, Herefordshire, HR3 5EU

Candidates will develop their knowledge and skills in conservation, repair and maintenance of stonework. Participants will also learn about lime mortars and temporary support, excavation and underpinning. Full details...


Tue 20th

Leadwork: Basic Bossing and Welding

Tue 20th - Fri 23rd

Tullos Training Ltd., Aberdeen

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



New design for Old Buildings

10am - 5pm

St Martin-in-the-Fields, Trafalgar Square, London, WC2N 4JJ

Join the SPAB for an exciting one day conference exploring examples of good new design for historic buildings. 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

Roundwood Timber Framing and Shingle Roof construction course

Mon 16th - Fri 20th

Orchard Barn, Ringshall, IP14 2LY

Learn how to construct a cart lodge frame and clasp purlin roof with trees in the round Full details...



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...


Thu 19th

The Stained Glass Museum Study Weekend 2018: Suffolk

Thu 19th - Sun 22nd

Bury St Edmunds

The Stained Glass Museum’s 2018 Study Weekend will take place in Suffolk, from lunchtime on Thursday 19th April to the morning of Sunday 22nd April 2018. Full details...


Mon 30th

Timber Frame Restoration Skills course at Orchard Barn

Mon 30th - Fri 4th

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

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



Timber Frame Restoration Skills course

Mon 30th - Fri 4th

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

Traditional building skills course for owners and professionals – practical and theory 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...


Fri 11th

Three day dry stone walling course

Fri 11th - Sun 13th

Loch Lomond National Park, Highlands, Scotland Course

Three-day dry stone walling course Full details...


June 2018

Thu 14th

Celebrating the Nation's Heritage Ironwork

Thu 14th - Sun 17th


Heritage Ironwork Festival. Introductory seminar for allcomers, advanced conference for practitioners and professionals Expert talks and stimulating discussion. Full details...


Thu 21st

IHBC’s Annual School 2018

Thu 21st - Sat 23rd

Riddel Hall, Queen's University, 185 Stranmillis Rd, Belfast, BT9 5EE

The theme for this summer school is Our Shared Heritage. Full details...


Mon 25th

Advanced Timber Framing

Mon 25th - Fri 29th

Orchard Barn, Ringshall, IP14 2LY

Get hands-on experience and skills reinstating a 1580 Suffolk Long House timber frame. 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...


September 2018

Mon 24th

Clayfest: The Secret Life of Earth

Mon 24th - Sat 29th

Irish National Heritage Park, Ireland

The conference theme explores the relationships between Earth Building and other materials, construction and design and training, thinking about building bridges through knowledge, skills, research and training. Full details...



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