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 2019

Mon 20th

Skills Training: Energy Efficiency and Project Management

10am - 4pm

The Engine Shed, Forthside Way, Stirling, FK8 1QZ

Skills Training Event: Energy Efficiency and Project Management Full details...

 

Sun 26th

Fire Folk, Celebrating Heritage Skills

6pm - 10.30pm

Parade Gardens, Bath

Join us in Bath's Parade Gardens for a fresh line-up of talented local folk bands to celebrate the installation of the BathIRON bandstand balustrade – a beautiful sculptural piece which was hand-forged by teams of blacksmiths from all over the UK. Full details...

 

Tue 28th

Conservation and Repair of Plasters and Renders

Tue 28th - Fri 31st

West Dean College of Arts and Conservation, West Dean, Chichester, West Sussex PO18 0QZ

This course will provide an understanding of, and basic skills in, the conservation and replication of traditional internal and external plaster. Full details...

 

Fri 31st

Hot Lime Workshop

9am - 5pm

Cressing Temple Barns, Essex

The workshop will also give trainees practical understanding of slaking and mixing methods and enable them to work routinely and successfully with lime mortars of all kinds. Full details...

 

June 2019

Tue 4th

Understanding natural and mineral based paints

9am - 5pm

Womersley's Ltd Ravensthorpe Indust Est, Low Mill Lane Ravensthorpe, West Yorkshire, WF13 3LN

Spend a day devoted to understanding how paints work. Full details...

 

Thu 6th

Damp and Historic Buildings

9am - 5pm

Weald and Downland Museum, West Sussex

The course discusses the importance of breathability in historic buildings. Full details...

 

Mon 10th

Building Limes Forum, Traditional Mortars Symposium

Mon 10th - Wed 12th

York

The York Symposium aims to bring together all current thinking and knowledge about traditional mortars, presenting recent research outcomes, revised heritage agency guidance and case studies from around the UK, Ireland, Spain and Canada. Full details...

 

Thu 20th

Understanding Vernacular Buildings

9am - 5pm

Weald and Downland Museum, West Sussex

A day school on vernacular buildings in general, materials, and the timber- framed tradition of the Marches in comparison to the South - East Region. Full details...

 

Fri 21st

An Introduction to the History of Manufacture and Repair of Cast Iron

9.30am - 4.30pm

Coalbrookdale Museum of Iron, Coach Road, Coalbrookdale, Telford, TF8 7DQ UK

This seminar – held at the heart of the Early Industrial Revolution – will explore various aspects of the making, forming and repair of cast iron. Full details...

 

July 2019

Tue 2nd

Understanding Repair & Maintenance of Traditional (Pre 1919) Building

Tue 2nd - Wed 3rd

ORNC Greenwich

Of interest to the public, historic buildings owners, crafts persons, builders and professionals – the Building Crafts College in conjunction with the Old Royal Naval College is offering 2, two-day courses on Repair & Maintenance of Traditional Buildings. Full details...

 

Thu 4th

IHBC Annual School 2019, Nottingham 4-6 July 'Heritage, Risk & Resilience: confronting conservation calamities'

Thu 4th - Sat 6th

Nottingham Conference centre, Burton St, Nottingham NG1 4BU

This year’s Annual School focuses on the theme of Heritage, Risk & Resilience: confronting conservation calamities’ Full details...

 

Mon 15th

The Prince's Foundation Summer School 2019

Mon 15th - Fri 2nd

London and Scotland

The Prince's Foundation Summer School enables participants to develop their knowledge of traditional architecture, design, building and repair techniques and how these can be applied in the 21st Century. Full details...

 

September 2019

Wed 4th

Lime plasters

9am - 5pm

Weald and Downland Musuem, West Sussex

An introduction to the use of lime plasters and lime mortars for homeowners and professionals working with historic buildings. Full details...

 

Mon 16th

Conservation and Repair of Brick and Flint Masonry

Mon 16th - Thu 19th

West Dean, Chichester, West Sussex, PO18 0QZ.

This course provides a practical understanding of brick and flint, traditional methods of construction using these materials, and fundamental skills required for the conservation and repair of traditional brick and flint masonry. Full details...

 

Tue 17th

Wattle & Daub course

9am - 5pm

Weald and Downland Museum, West Sussex

This courses will include a practical hands-on session, and a lecture on the appraisal and techniques of repair. Full details...

 

 

Clay Plasters One Day Training Course

9am - 5pm

Womersley's Ltd Ravensthorpe Indust Est, Low Mill Lane Ravensthorpe, West Yorkshire, WF13 3LN

This one day course will cover all aspects of clay plaster. Full details...

 

Tue 24th

Understanding Repair & Maintenance of Traditional (Pre-1919) Building

Tue 24th - Wed 25th

ORNC Greenwich

Of interest to the public, historic buildings owners, crafts persons, builders and professionals – the Building Crafts College in conjunction with the Old Royal Naval College is offering 2, two-day courses on Repair & Maintenance of Traditional Buildings. Full details...

 

Mon 30th

Lime mortars for traditional brickwork

9am - 5pm

Weald and Downland Museum, West Sussex

The day will consist of introductory talks followed by practical demonstrations on how to make a decent lime mortar properly, so that a contractors can use it. Full details...

 

October 2019

Thu 3rd

Practical Thatching

9am - 5pm

Welad and Downland Museum, West Sussex

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

 

November 2019

Thu 14th

Saving our historic ironwork: NHIG Annual Conference

9am - 5pm

Victoria and Albert Museum, London

The NHIG Conference, hosted by the Victoria and Albert Museum, will celebrate historic ironwork in all its glory and inspire a deeper understanding of its care and conservation. Full details...

 

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