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NEW An introduction to using lime on 7th June with Rory Sumerling
We can offer you courses in
traditional Timber Framing. Start with An Introduction to Timber Framing
which could be followed by 2 days of Taking Timber Framing Further.
Alternatively book yourself onto our
2 day course on how to repair a
traditional Timber Frame.
This course gives you hands-on experience of repairing timbers that are
450 years old! If you own your own timber frame, this course will help
you undertake basic repairs, or instruct your builder.
Then there's the 5-day Restoration Skills
course which covers the use of Lime and Earth in heritage buildings.
Explore why old buildings get damp and how to
damp. We also look at Timber Frame repairs and the use of Greenwood in
heritage repairs. Essential
information and skills for all heritage home-owners.
The use of Wattle and Daub continues
to make a come-back. We can teach you how to source your own
clay and coppiced wattle sticks, and construct environmentally sound
walls from totally natural materials.
into our award winning off-grid teaching centre and rediscover the historic pace of
life - hand tools and traditional techniques are perfectly at
home in our renovated 17th century timber frame barn set within an
ancient orchard. You will be surrounded by inspirational examples of
how historic building methods have been utilised to full effect in our
Bespoke training organised and delivered at Orchard Barn and further afield. Please ask.