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Timber-framing and Raising with the Carpenters Fellowship

This course has past its finish date but this page will remain available until 21st July 2019.

Duration: one day

Price: £100

Book with: Gabriel Hemery
at Sylva Foundation

Little Wittenham Road
Long Wittenham, Abingdon
Oxfordshire
OX14 4QT

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About the Course

You will be working alongside highly-skilled craftspeople, helping to make and raise the timber frame of the House of Wessex during the course. The day-course is one of five courses being run between 3rd and 7th July. You may book on more than one day by simply registering separately for each day. Please note that the work will be physically demanding, so please take this into account before booking multiple days!

Teaching will be provided by highly experienced craftspeople in the Carpenters' Fellowship. Learning will include a selection of the following, catering for a wide range of skill and experience :

Completing treewrighting on parts of the timber frame
Fitting of wall plates onto posts which will be set into the ground
Jointing and framing-up the roof trusses
Hand-rearing the roof trusses
Fitting purlins and ridge pieces
At the conclusion of the five days, the frame will be complete and ready for fixing of wattle hurdles on the roof, and other stages of construction including thatching (also offered as a course).

Full training will be provided (no prior experience necessary). The course will be outdoors in all weathers, so you will need to wear appropriate clothing (sun and rain).

If booking with a CraftCourses voucher for part or all of the course fee, please fill in the contact form above. Your voucher code must be provided at the point of booking.

What's included in the price?

Drinks and hot food will be provided, including breakfast, lunch and dinner.

In addition, a programme of evening events (i.e. beyond the end of the formal course) will take place across the five days (3-7 July). The exact nature of these on any particular day will vary, but may include a range of talks on relevant craft and history, and social events.



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Course Start Dates

Sunday 7th July 2019

  • Suitable for events & groups