Traditional Timber Framing including oak roof frame construction course




Learn timber framing using traditional methods, tools and trees
  • Discover and practice traditional carpentry techniques
  • Gain experience of laying out and cutting a frame from scale plans and drawings
  • Work with localy sourced green oak timbers (and in some case hand conversion of tree to timber)
  • Get involved in the construction of our vernacular style building - the reinstatement of our 1580 Long House
  • Work in a small group (OUTSIDE) to build a bay frame and where needed connections to roof frame
  • Experience our off-grid site (learn how to use traditional hand tools)
  • Practice a wide range of skills that you will find transfer well into your own projects

Dates: Monday 14th - Friday 18th June 2021

Timing: 9.30-4.00

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

Tutors: William Clement-Smith and the Orchard Barn Team


This course is designed for homeowners, natural builders, architects, surveyors or anyone with an interest in learning low impact construction using local trees and a traditional approach.

Course fee: 625

Number of places: 4




CPD attendance certificate from: Institute of Historic Building Conservation





  Traditional timber framing course at Orchard Barn

Green oak roof frame at Orchard Barn