Timber Frame Repairs course at Orchard Barn


 

Learn how to assess the condition of your timber frame, and how best to repair old timbers using traditional joints and tools.

Course dates: 28th June 2019

Tutor:  Rick Lewis

CPD Attendance Certificate available from Institute of Historic Building Conservation

Course Fee

About a previous trainee ... Nick lives in the adjacent parish of Battisford and is restoring an 18th century cottage. He needed to learn practical timber frame repair techniques so that he could undertake repairs to his home, so he booked himself onto a course at Orchard Barn.

In this short video Nick describes a traditional timber frame repair technique called a scarf joint that he learnt from Traditional Oak Carpenter and tutor Rick Lewis.

As a 'practise piece' Nick worked on a post from a local church. He cut away the decayed wood and crafted a new 'foot' in locally sourced green oak.

The repaired post was returned to St Mary's Church-yard at West Stow where it should be good for another hundred or so years.

  Nick learns timber frame repairs at Orchard Barn