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.
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...
New for 4th August:- Help build a permanant DSW 'Sheep Creep' feature, built in one of the paddocks to include: four Cheek Ends, installing: Foundations, Tie Stones, Through Stones, Lintels, Vertical Top Stones
These one day workshops are a 'hands on' introduction or improvement for DIY and interested persons of all ages over 16yrs.
You will build a DSW and learn the heritage and craft overview and geological terms of the different material, the engineering...
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.
October 20th & 21st Beginners Training Course Harrop Edge / Larkhill Road, Roundhill Farm Dobcross, Saddleworth. LIMITED PLACES STILL AVAILABLE
Possible further dates in August -September subject to interest.
Group Bookings Taken ( call for rates)
Please ring or email for a booking form
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....
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....
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...
- Next course on 22nd January 2019
Ten-week evening class in model making.
There is something very special about little buildings - something both fascinating and beautiful.
This practical course will help you to understand how to scale down, read technical drawings and find solutions to some of the challenges of model making.
The skills learnt on this course are easily transferable to other disciplines and will help you understand design and visualise space.
To attend this course no previous experience is...
This one week architecture summer course for teenagers explores new ways of thinking and advanced technologies that are being used by professional architects today.
The course will introduce you to contemporary approaches to design, with ingenious projects that will develop your awareness of how designers are shaping the modern world we live in.
During this course you will:
investigate current building projects in the UK and around the world
learn the various stages of design...
Beginners’ Dry Stone Walling
All of our courses are suitable for beginners and improvers and are run by qualified DSWA instructors.
We have courses planned throughout the year and can arrange more if there is the demand (a minimum of 6 trainees). Please get in touch for dates and details.
It starts at about 9.30 on the Saturday and finishes at about 4.00pm on Sunday.
Each course covers: - Health and safety
- Use of...
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