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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 course - laying laminate flooring
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Basic course - laying laminate flooring
Surrey - Next course on 23rd September 2019
£25
FOR AVAILABLE DATES AND TO BOOK, PLEASE CLICK ON THE VIEW WEBSITE BUTTON ON THE TOP RIGHT OF THIS PAGE. In this course you will learn how to plan out the laying of your floor, working out the total area so you purchase the correct amount of material. Different material thicknesses and the reasons for the choice. Underlay selection and cutting. Cutting the flooring to size and fitting each piece together and trimming the last section on each run. Dealing with the perimeter of the room and the edges of...
Basic tiling course
Gold AWARD
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...
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...
Basic plumbing course
Gold AWARD
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...
Cob Maintenance
Bronze AWARD
Cob Maintenance
Dorset
£45
Half-day cob cottage maintenance course in Dorset. A half-day with Rob Buckley looking at cob cottages; from understanding their original earth construction techniques to discussing suitable methods of repair and upkeep, using Lime and natural materials. A lecture and demonstration based half day packed full of invaluable information for anyone living in an earth constructed home. Please contact us to request a place on a course, or register your interest. Past Quotes "Covered lots more than I was expecting. Loads of information. Brilliant! " Jenny, Dorset Dorset Centre for Rural...
Apple tree pruning
Apple tree pruning
Surrey - Next course on 10th December 2019
£47
The apple tree is a staple for many of us in Surrey. Whether it is a single cherished Bramley in the back garden or a multi-variety apple orchard, care must be given to the management of these fruit producing trees. Join Paul Ritchie in learning the best ways to time your pruning, physically trim your trees to conserve their appearance and ensure you get optimal fruit production whilst prolonging their life. We will be using a Surrey Wildlife Trust apple orchard near Guildford (Pucks Oak Barn) to demonstrate these skills....
Introduction to cobbling - a 'Quirky Workshop' at Greystoke Craft Garden & Barns  near Penrith and Ullswater
Platinum AWARD
Introduction to cobbling - a 'Quirky Workshop' at Greystoke Craft Garden & Barns near Penrith and Ullswater
Cumbria
£55
Click through above to see our website and browse our full course programme. Join Adam Beeston here for a day of cobbling. Adam is very experienced in both teaching and cobbling. This is a 'Hands On' day enabling you to learn the skills associated with traditional methods of laying cobbles (before the days of cement and vibrating compactors!) This will be a relatively peaceful day with your square metre of ground in front of you and the materials and expertise to learn this age old traditional skill . You will...
Setting up as a sustainable smallholder, farmer or grower
Setting up as a sustainable smallholder, farmer or grower
Ceredigion
£60
Dreaming of running your own farm or smallholding, but want to know more about what it takes, how to skill-up, how you might finance your venture and what farm diversification can offer? This day-long course will offer some frank talk and sound advice on setting up and running a small-scale sustainable smallholding and what it takes to be a smallholder, farmer or grower. Run by Alicia Miller and Nathan Richards, who have created a successful farm business growing organic fruit and vegetables for a local market and offering organic farm...
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...

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