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Building and conservation courses across the UK. Workshops and teaching courses lead by experienced builders and building conservation experts. Learn about lime plaster, render, pointing, tile and slate roofing, stone masonry and traditional windows.
Beginners’ Stone Walling Course Run by ''Qualified Teachers'' of DSWA
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Beginners’ Stone Walling Course Run by ''Qualified Teachers'' of DSWA
Lancashire - Next course on 21st September 2019
£75
Two day dry stone walling course for beginners in Association with Dry Stone Walling Association of Great Britain This course runs several times a year, usually between March to October and is held at various locations including: Gorse Hall, Stalybridge Ridge Farm, Diggle Denshaw Church Well-i-Hole Farm, Greenfield Group Bookings Taken ( call for rates) Please ring or email for a booking form and to find out what locations are available on each date. All of our courses are suitable for both beginners and improvers and are run by qualified...
A Practical Dry Stone Walling Workshop  Central London
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A Practical Dry Stone Walling Workshop Central London
London - Next course on 7th September 2019
£85
'Hands-on' practical participation in learning about DSW techniques including; Foundations, Cheek Ends, Tie Stones, Jumpers, Fingers, Shims, Through Stones, Lintels and Top Stones. (One over two, two over one !!) These one day workshops are a 'hands on' introduction or improvement for DIY and interested persons of all ages and abilities aged over 16yrs. You will build a DSW and learn the heritage and craft overview and geological terms of the different material, the engineering terms and descripton of stones used. You will receive, and discuss, an overview into the...
A Dry Stone Walling Workshop Bedfordshire
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A Dry Stone Walling Workshop Bedfordshire
Bedfordshire - Next course on 14th September 2019
£65
One-day dry stone walling course. A unique opportunity to take part in constructing a 2m high, Permanant Dry Stone Boundary wall, in the heart of the Bedfordshire countryside. Probably the tallest DSW structure in the region !! These workshops are a 'hands on' experience to the introduction or improvement for DIY and interested persons of all ages over 16yrs. You will assess the ground and setting out of building pins, batter frames and lines. You will stack out material in the appropriate manner and commence building. You will position foundation...
Cob Clay Pizza oven building with David Alty: a 'Quirky Workshop' at Greystoke Craft Garden & Barns near Penrith and Ullswater
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Cob Clay Pizza oven building with David Alty: a 'Quirky Workshop' at Greystoke Craft Garden & Barns near Penrith and Ullswater
Cumbria
£100
For availability on this course please see our website above, thank you. Over this busy one day course (originally a two day affair) you will together learn how to build a cob pizza oven and so take the knowledge home with you to recreate your very own outdoor pizza oven in your own garden. Starting with an existing plinth you will prepare, level and install the fire brick base and learn all about the importance of materials to use and insulation levels. Covering also the clay and material selection and...
Basic electrical course - part 1
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Basic electrical course - part 1
Surrey - Next course on 6th September 2019
£30
For dates and to book, please click on the website button, top right on this page. These are simple jobs that with a little skill and confidence you can do yourself. You only need to know some basic rules and know how to check your work so you can safely complete the task. There are so many jobs around the house from fixing electrical equipment, replacing fuses and checking if something is blown, to seeing if there is actually voltage at a socket using a plug in tester. How about...
Beginners DIY day course
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Beginners DIY day course
Surrey - Next course on 21st September 2019
£125
FOR DATES AND TO BOOK, PLEASE CLICK ON THE VIEW WEBSITE BUTTON ON THE TOP RIGHT OF THIS PAGE. This course is aimed at the home owner who would like to build their home maintenance, repair and home renovating skills. During this one day course you will learn the following: Course content: - How to drill into plasterboard, wood, concrete, glass and brick - Replacing a door (hanging the door, replacing hinges, installing door hardware-handle & lock) - Repairing plasterboard (cracks, small and large holes) - Blocking up a doorway...
Beginners’ Dry Stone Walling Course
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Beginners’ Dry Stone Walling Course
West Yorkshire
£70
Beginners’ Dry Stone Walling Course - weekend in the Yorkshire Dales The courses run from approximately 9:00am to 4:00pm over Saturday and Sunday and run throughout the year. Please get in touch for dates. During a training course you will: - Learn the basic principles of dry stone walling - Contribute to the conservation of our valuable local dry stone walls - Enjoy working in the countryside in a structured but informal atmosphere - Be taught by accredited DSWA instructors and members of the Dry Stone Walling Association of Great...
Basic Plasterboarding and Finishing course
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Basic Plasterboarding and Finishing course
Surrey - Next course on 4th September 2019
£25
FOR DATES AND TO BOOK PLEASE CLICK ON THE VIEW WEBSITE BUTTON ON THE TOP RIGHT OF THIS PAGE. If you are about to do some renovations or just want to add to your skill set join David for a skills class and learn the techniques and tools of plasterboard construction. Becoming a good plasterer requires a lot of skill and many months of practice some plasterers would say years. It not just knowing how to put the material on the wall, it's knowing when, how thick, the right mix,...
Learn about Bees and Bee Keeping
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Learn about Bees and Bee Keeping
Berkshire - Next course on 6th September 2019
£65
Introduction to Bee Keeping is not just for those who may be considering taking up apiary as a hobby but has wider interest to those who want to understand more about the Bees. Lunch with wine is provided and it is a social environment located in a wild meadow field. There are no more than 8 on any course so you will get time to ask questions and for those who wish to, you can pop on the suits (provided) and help us inspect the hives. You will learn about...
Build your own fire pit / barbecue  from recycled materials. A one day course in metal work skills for beginners.
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Build your own fire pit / barbecue from recycled materials. A one day course in metal work skills for beginners.
Somerset
£125
This is a one day course on how to turn car wheels and other recycled materials into a fire pit/barbeque, that you take home at the end of the day. During the day we will go through : Sourcing materials Health and Safety when working with metal e.g. power tools and hand tools, cutters. Designing you firepit/barbeque. Working with metal. Marking out. Cutting metal. Drilling and shaping metal. Assembling parts. Working with hand tools. Working with power tools. The day will include all materials, with free tea and coffee throughout...

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