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15 traditional building skills & conservation workshops found

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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.
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,...
Basic tiling course
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Basic tiling course
Surrey - Next course on 4th September 2019
£25
FOR DATES AND TO BOOK PLEASE CLICK ON THE VIEW WEBSITE LINK ON THE TOP RIGHT OF THIS PAGE. Learn basic skills such as: · Setting out your tiling work · Explaining all the different adhesives used for different surfaces · Demonstrating all the tools required · Cutting tiles · Explaining tiling involving Borders, Diamonds and Patterns · How to cut around windows and reveals · How to cope with tiling difficult areas such as uneven walls · How to tile around sockets and switches · How to tile splash-backs...
Natural building with earth and trees
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Natural building with earth and trees
Suffolk - Next course on 5th September 2019
£87
Learn traditional methods of converting earth into cob, daub or clay lump. Make your own earth sculpture to take home. Find out about using coppiced woodland materials in construction. Try your hand at using a shave horse and draw knife. This experience day shows you how our ancestors built with their local landscape in low-tech and sustainable ways. Building is fun and easy. Think small and local. Involve your friends and family. Celebrate a special event or birthday by having fun in our rural 17th century barn and traditional orchard....
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...
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...
Basic plumbing course
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Basic plumbing course
Surrey - Next course on 6th September 2019
£30
For dates and to book this course, please click on the view website button - top right on this page. This course is not designed to get you ready for a career as a professional plumber. This is for homeowners who want to learn the basics so they can repair or fix simple common plumbing problems around the house. With a few basics and a bit of confidence there are many simple jobs like fixing leaking taps or toilets that you can do yourself, so why pay a professional plumber...
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...
Dry stone walling workshop
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Dry stone walling workshop
London - Next course on 11th September 2019
£95
Run on second Wednesdays in the month - '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...
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...
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...

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