Introduction to Traditional Timber Framing course 2024



The basics of timber frames spelt out. Terms, traditional techniques/hand tools AND locally sourced timber.


Start at the beginning with mortise and tenons, studs, soleplates, wallplates, jowls, pegs, braces and tie beams.


Participants will be able to practice working with ‘green’ oak on a live project - the construction of a free-standing gallery platform to go inside bay 3 of the Long House. This will involve cutting mortice and tenon joints for posts and rails, and fitting curved braces.


Whether you're a home-owner, or thinking of building  - this course provides a great understanding of how a timber frame is constructed.


Tutor: William Clement-Smith and Sarah Partridge

Date: Monday 20th May 2024

Timing: 9.30-4.00

Venue: Orchard Barn, Ringshall, Mid Suffolk, IP14 2LY

IHBC CPD certification available

Places available: 7

SAVE 35 off course fee (and help us pay for safety scaffolding for next lift of shingle roof) by paying through our Crowd Funding campaign (instead of PayPal) Email for details


Traditional Timber Framing



  Hand cutting a mortise