Heritage building (CPD), greenwood and rural skills courses at Orchard Barn



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COVID PREVENTION MEASURES
For the foreseeable future we are limiting the numbers of participants on our courses to 6.
Practical sessions will be held outside in the fresh air.


CPD courses at Orchard Barn

shave horse course

natural building

wattle and daub

carved bowls

Crafty caterpillar made from daub


auger

shingle roof




 

2021 course programme


Free Gardening with Nature mini workshops, funded by Frank Jackson Foundation. These family friendly, fun sessions run on Saturdays or Tuesdays from April - September 2021


5th February 2021 Restorative Pruning course - next confirmed date 10th December 2021

Taught by Dr Anna Baldwin

Course duration - 10-3.30

Early Bird fee 55 FULLY BOOKED RESERVE LIST ONLY

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Tuesday 12th October 2021

An Introduction to using Lime (CPD)

Learn traditional construction skills with Gemma Sayers Lime Plasterer and Heritage Buildings Director at Orchard Barn

Course duration - 1 day

Full course fee - 125

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October 2021 (expressions of interest please email Ginny)

Wattle and Daub (CPD) PLACES AVAILABLE

Learn traditional constuction skills using earth, coppiced sticks and Elm bast. Course taught by Sarah Partridge of Orchard Barn

Course duration - 1 day

Full course fee - 125

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Monday 11th - Wednesday 13th October 2021

Timber Frame Restoration Skills (CPD)

Discover why old buildings get damp and how to remedy it. Learn how to use lime. Understand traditional timber frames and how to repair. Conservation experts Mike McConnell, Gemma Sayers and Sarah Partridge lead the way.

Course duration - 3 days

Full course fee - 375

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October 2021 TBC

Lime Finishes (CPD)

For those with some prior experience of plastering, or of using lime, course led by Gemma Sayers

Course duration -  2 days

Time: 9.00-4pm

Full course fee - 250

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October TBC

Vernacular Building - human scale eco building (CPD) PLACES AVAILABLE

Our ancestors built with materials from the local landscape. Learn where to source building materials for free, and how to convert them using low impact and environmentally sound traditional techniques and human energy. Led by Orchard Barn Centre Manager Sarah Partridge

Course duration - 1 day

Full course fee - 125

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Monday 17th - Friday 21st May 2021 - Traditional Timber Framing including oak roof construction (CPD)

Learn traditional timber framing using traditional tools, techniques and locally sourced green oak. Course led William Clement-Smith, supported by the Orchard Barn team

Course duration - 5 days

Full course fee - 625

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Tuesday 1st  - Saturday 5th June 2021 - Traditional Timber Framing including oak roof construction (CPD)

Learn traditional timber framing using traditional tools, techniques and locally sourced green oak. Course led William Clement-Smith, supported by the Orchard Barn team

Course duration - 5 days

Full course fee - 625

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Monday 14th - Friday 18th June 2021 - Traditional Timber Framing including oak roof construction (CPD)

Learn traditional timber framing using traditional tools, techniques and locally sourced green oak. Course led William Clement-Smith, supported by the Orchard Barn team

Course duration - 5 days

Full course fee - 625

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Monday 5 - Friday 9th July 2021 - Traditional timber framing including oak roof construction (CPD)

Learn traditional timber framing using traditional tools, techniques and locally sourced green oak. Course led William Clement-Smith, supported by the Orchard Barn team

Course duration - 5 days

Full course fee - 625

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Friday 9th July 2021

Introduction to Timber Framing (CPD)

The basics of timber frames spelt out. Terms, traditional techniques/tools AND locally sourced timber.  with traditional timber framer William Clement-Smith and centre manager Sarah Partridge

Course duration - 1 day

Full course fee - 125

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6 August 2021 - Wooden Roof Tiles - Shingles (CPD)

Learn how to convert logs into shingles using a traditional woodland tools - cleaving with a froe, siding up with a side axe and final dressing using a draw knife. Course led by Sarah Partridge, Centre Manager of Orchard Barn

Course duration - 1 day

Full course fee - 125

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Taking Timber Framing Further (CPD)

Work alongside William Clement-Smith to progress your timber framing skills on a live restoration project.

Course duration - 3 days

Full course fee - 375


Hurdle Making

Develop your skills in riving (controlled splitting), hewing (shaping with an axe), shaving (with a draw knife) and greenwood joinery to make a small Suffolk gate hurdle (to take home). Led by Master Bodger Will Wall.

Course duration - 2 days

Full course fee - 250 

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Shave Horse

Make your own shave horse with Master Bodger Will Wall. 

Course duration - 3 days

Full course fee - 375 (+ 15-40 for materials)


An Introduction to Timber Frame Repairs (CPD)

Learn how to assess old timbers and undertake simple repairs.

Course duration - 1 day

Date: Wednesday 13th October 2021

Full course fee - 125

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