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Traditional building skills & conservation courses

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.

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Herefordshire - Next course on 1st July 2019
This course along with the NVQ L3 assessment can be accessed for reduced cost for CITB registered companies and their employees. We also welcome non CITB registered learners - please contact us for prices. The course is split into 2 x 10 day blocks and will be both theory and practical sessions on local live builds. Participants will be taught by John Munro and Alan Creasey who have extensive knowledge in the heritage industry. Subject...
£25
Surrey - Next course on 24th April 2019
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 the flooring. Also removing scratches...
£25
Surrey - Next course on 23rd April 2019
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, how quick and this...
£25
Surrey - Next course on 23rd April 2019
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 · How to tile...
£30
Surrey - Next course on 22nd June 2019
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. Seeing if there is actually voltage at a socket using a plug in tester. How about adding a...
£30
Surrey - Next course on 22nd June 2019
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 £70 for something you can...
£45
Dorset
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...
£55
Cumbria
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...
£60
Ceredigion
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...
£65
Bedfordshire - Next course on 8th June 2019
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...