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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.

£85
London - Next course on 4th August 2018
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...
£65
Bedfordshire - Next course on 11th August 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...
£84
Devon - Next course on 28th July 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....
£75
Lancashire - Next course on 28th July 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. July 28th & 29th July Beginners Training Course Harrop Edge / Larkhill Road, Roundhill Farm Dobcross, Saddleworth. PLACE STILL AVAILABLE August 18th & 19th Beginners Training Course Gorse Hall, Stalybridge. LIMITED AVAILABILITY October 20th & 21st Beginners Training Course Harrop Edge / Larkhill Road, Roundhill...
£84
Dorset
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....
£70
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...
£65
Northamptonshire
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...
£125
somerset
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...
£260
Somerset
This three-day course is aimed at people with an appreciation of antique furniture who would like to develop an understanding of how to care for their pieces and learn the skills necessary in dealing with loose joints and veneers, ring-mark removal, and general sprucing-up of tired looking pieces. Class sizes will be kept to a manageable size to enable Jamie to offer 1 to 1 tuition as well as group teaching. Please bring along a...
£47
Surrey - Next course on 4th December 2018
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...