Building Craft skills to help preserve, repair & maintain our Heritage built environment two day event

Starts: Friday, 10th November 2017 - 10.30am

Ends: Saturday, 11th November 2017 - 4.00pm

Location: Hayles and Howe, Mead Rise, Bristol BS3 4RP

About this event

This NHTG two day course will be held in a built heritage crafts workshop Bristol with live demonstrations and talks. There will be demonstrations in the workshop of lime mortar rendering, decorative plaster moulding, heavy post and beam construction, cruciform Jacobean window construction and more.

There will be examples of timber frame models and complex roofing styles including octagonal and hexagonal spires. There will also be displays of stone and brick walling and stone carving. There will be opportunities for delegates to have a go at some of the crafts. 

This event is open to anyone with an interest in built heritage: contractors, homeowners, craftspeople and students.


There will be a combination of static displays, projected pictures, talks, demonstrations & hands on experiences.

Opening times Fri 10.00 am - 4.00 pm & Sat 10.00 am  - 2.00 pm

There will be site tours which will incorporate an opportunity to work with decorative plaster at the following times:
Friday: am 10.00, 12.00, pm 2.00
Sat am 10.00 & 12.00.

Groups are advised to book in advance.

Representatives will be available to discuss training opportunities in the specialist skills crafts: Stone Masonry, Lime Render, Decorative Plaster, Scagliola, Heavy Post & Beam Construction, Carpentry & Wood Occupations.

How to book

This book is free to attend as it is subsidised by the Heritage Lottery Fund. Please contact Nigel Howe either by email [email protected], phone mornings 01275462242, or mobile 07899794125, to book onto this course.



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