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April 2021

Orchard Barn – Wattle and Daub Course

16 April - 10:00 - 16:00
Orchard Barns Ringshall, IP14 2LY United Kingdom + Google Map

Wattle and Daub course at Orchard Barn Interested in heritage building practices and constructing walls that are deep green and use free locally sourced materials? Suitable for complete beginners and professionals in the conservation field Largely practical with some theory and history Learn where to source materials Assess clay and subsoil qualities Work with coppiced woodland material Construct a wattle panel Learn how to use traditional greenwood working equipment - shave horse, draw knife, side axe

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SPAB – Heritage and Sustainability in Action: Services

20 April - 12:00 - 13:30

Session 4: Services This session will include a range of case studies demonstrating sensitive upgrading of services for the benefit of historic buildings, sustainability and carbon reduction. We are all aware of the current climate emergency and the potential for the built environment to help mitigate climate change. At the SPAB, we strongly believe that sensitive improvement and repair of historic buildings is a sustainable approach, which can reduce the impact of the built environment on the climate. This series of CPD sessions will explore how to implement sustainable approaches to traditionally constructed buildings. By examining real-world examples of sympathetic repair and retrofit techniques successfully…

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Orchard Barn – Timber Frame Restoration Skills Course

26 April - 09:30 - 28 April - 16:00
Orchard Barns Ringshall, IP14 2LY United Kingdom + Google Map

Timber Frame Restoration Skills course at Orchard Barn Discover why old buildings get damp and how to remedy it Understand why timber frame buildings need to breathe Get to grips with the lime cycle and how to use lime mortar for repointing and lime render for repairs Learn how key components of a traditional timber frame and how to assess the condition of old timbers Make informed choices when discussing repair schedule Save money by learning how to undertake some…

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May 2021

Weald & Downland Living Museum – MSc Timber Building Conservation – Applications close 31 Jan 2021

1 May

MSc Timber Building Conservation, delivered by the Weald & Downland Living Museum and validated by the University of York. This course enables practicing building conservators to improve their competence, and can open new doors to other building professionals wanting to specialise further or change career direction. Applications for this course close on 31 January 2021. The course starts in May 2021. Applications close for our MSc in Timber Building Conservation on 31 January 2021. Interested, but need financial support? Then…

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SLCT – Making and Using Traditional Mortars C1-Contractor Level 1

4 May - 09:30 - 5 May - 16:30
Merryhill Training Centre KY11 3DR United Kingdom + Google Map

Our most popular two day introductory course aimed at contractors and those with trowel skills, this practical workshop will provide attendees with a strong understanding of lime technology, how to approach re-pointing work in traditional buildings a The reasons for using traditional mortars on solid walls will also be explained, to allow you to better advise clients. The course will guide participants to be able to complete pointing work to traditional buildings to a high standard. The content of this…

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Orchard Barn – Oak Roof Construction Course

10 May - 09:30 - 14 May - 16:00
Orchard Barns Ringshall, IP14 2LY United Kingdom + Google Map

Learn how to construct a clasp purlin roof using traditional methods, tools and trees Discover and practice traditional carpentry techniques Gain experience of laying out and cutting a frame from scale plans and drawings Work with locally sourced green oak timbers Get involved in the construction of our vernacular style building - the reinstatement of our 1580 Long House Work in a small group to build a roof frame Experience our off-grid site (no power tools) Learn how to use…

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NHIG – Site Dismantling & Fixing

12 May - 12:00 - 13:30

Removing and reinstating ironwork will always have an impact, but how can we minimise that impact, act responsibly and safely, and avoid further complications? This webinar will look at the issues involved in dismantling ironwork on site and fixing it back in again, giving an overview of potential approaches, tackling typical problems and offering some solutions, including: Methods of removing iron from stonework Options for fixing ironwork into stone Safe practice working with lead Using heat on site Who is…

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SLCT – Introduction to Plain Lime Plaster

27 May - 09:30 - 16:30
Merryhill Training Centre KY11 3DR United Kingdom + Google Map

This one day workshop aims to provide an introductory guide to the preparation and application of plain lime plaster to both lath and masonry backgrounds which abound our historic buildings for internal wall and ceiling finishes.   Lime plaster has a long history of use as a finishing material for internal walls and ceilings in Scotland (and elsewhere). The two main methods of using plaster are achieved by applying it directly onto masonry, referred to as ‘plaster on the hard’…

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June 2021

NHIG – Traditional Joining & Repair Techniques

9 June - 12:00 - 13:30

This webinar will help you identify and understand the various types of joining techniques found in historic ironwork, including: Different types of fire-weld Rivets: cold-set, hot-set and pneumatic Mortises, tenons and sockets Halving joints Collars: wrapped, screwed and fire-welded Nuts & bolts with a focus on threads Square-headed fixings from the period 1850s-1920s Appropriate use of replica fixings By the end of the session, you should be able to appreciate what is involved in construction and how best to approach…

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July 2021

SLCT – Repairing Traditional Masonry Structures

23 July - 09:30 - 16:30
Merryhill Training Centre KY11 3DR United Kingdom + Google Map

This one day workshop covers the construction and appropriate repair of traditional masonry structures such as culverts, tunnels, light houses, viaducts, canals, harbours, retaining walls, piers and masonry arch bridges using natural stone and the range of lime and early patented cements that have been used in the past as bedding and pointing mortars. These structures contribute so much to the richness of our built heritage and many are still in use after 200+ years. But in many cases, we…

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