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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.

London - Next course on 6th January 2018
Practical dry stone walling course in Central London. These one day workshops are held at Red Cross Garden 50 Red Cross Way SE1 1HA. They are a 'hands on' introduction or improvement for DIY and interested persons of all ages over 16yrs. You will take down a dry stone wall (DSW) and stack out in the appropriate manner. You will build a DSW and learn the heritage and craft overview and geological terms of the...
Devon - Next course on 28th January 2018
Stained Glass is an amazing craft, colourful, decorative and adaptable to many different forms. This course is student led, encouraging you to pursue the area of your interest. The course includes both "Tiffany" copper foiling and Leaded styles. There is also the provision on some dates for doing kiln fired glass painting, silver staining and enamelling. You can create panels, lamps or candle holders, clocks, mirrors, hanging pieces or set glass into a display stand....
Lancashire - Next course on 17th March 2018
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. March 17th & 18th Beginners Training Course Harrop Edge / Larkhill Road, Roundhill Farm Dobcross, Saddleworth April 21st & 22nd Beginners Training Course Harrop Edge / Larkhill Road, Roundhill Farm Dobcross, Saddleworth. August 18th & 19th Beginners Training Course Gorse Hall, Stalybridge. October 20th &...
Bedfordshire - Next course on 13th January 2018
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...
Devon - Next course on 27th January 2018
Try the beautiful craft of stained glass on one of these popular one day classes. Colourful, inspiring, and fascinating, the courses are aimed at beginner to intermediate level and are student led, that is you chose what you would like to make rather than being given a limited range of choices. This is the list of ongoing classes running at The Welsh Mill Hub, Park Hill Drive, Frome. To book please click on the "contact...
West Yorkshire
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...
Northamptonshire - Next course on 8th June 2018
Learn dry stone walling in the beautiful Stanwick Lakes nature reserve! Please contact us if you'd like to book a place on this course as a date will be organised once we have sufficient interest. This one day introductory Dry Stone Walling Course provides hands-on experience to learn the basics of dry stone walling. Ideal for those looking to extend or repair an existing wall or (like many of our previous participants) you just want...
Lime Pointing: introductory one day course at Lincoln Castle. Learn how to point with Lime! On this one day course you’ll gain an understanding of why we use lime in historic buildings, the different applications of lime and how to mix lime mortar and wash. Our focus will be on the practical elements of working with lime. You’ll get hands-on and have a go at pointing a wall with lime mortar, including prepping joints, placing...
Repair and maintenance of traditional windows - one day course at Lincoln Castle. Discover how to repair and maintain traditional windows! If you live in or work on buildings with traditional timber windows this course is for you. With a focus on sliding sash windows you’ll learn what makes up a traditional sash and case window, look at some common faults and simple repairs and be shown simple ways to improve the thermal efficiency of...
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...