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 2019

Mon 25th

Complex Roofing Course

Mon 25th - Fri 29th

16 King St, Bristol, BS1 4EF

This course will be incorporating the geometry of a Rhineland Helmet door head and a Cruciform Kite-on-Plan roof. Full details...

 

 

Conservation and Repair of Stone Masonry

Mon 25th - Thu 28th

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

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...

 

April 2019

Mon 1st

Coatings and Consolidants for Masonry

Mon 1st - Wed 3rd

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

There is a long heritage to both the painting of masonry and to the application of materials to attempt to consolidate decayed stone surfaces. This two-day course will start by setting out the nature and historic use of these materials. Full details...

 

Sat 6th

Community Regeneration Day

10.30am - 2.30pm

The Beonna at All Saints, Main Road Boston, Benington, Lincolnshire, PE22 0BT

Find out about the process, successes and challenges of the transformation of a Grade I listed church into a community and events centre led by a local community group. Full details...

 

Mon 8th

Historic Ironwork Conservation Training Day

Mon 8th - Tue 9th

Warwick Bridge, Cumbria

The NECT are holding a training session on historic ironwork conservation which is being led by Geoff Wallis, a heritage expert in this field. Full details...

 

Mon 29th

Conservation and Repair of Timber

Mon 29th - Thu 2nd

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

This course provides an intensive introduction to historic timber-framed structures. Full details...

 

May 2019

Mon 13th

RC1 19: Repair of Old Buildings Course

Mon 13th - Fri 17th

St Andrew Holborn, St Andrew Street EC4A 3AB, London London

Run over five days, this course delivers an intensive programme of lectures and visits to building repair projects. It runs twice a year - in the spring and the autumn. Full details...

 

 

Conservation and Repair of Slate and Stone Roofing

Mon 13th - Thu 16th

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

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

 

Tue 14th

Using traditional lime and clay renders and plasters

9am - 5pm

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

he day will discuss lime renders, lime and clay plasters and historic and breathable paint finishes. 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...

 

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...

 

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...

 

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...

 

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