Traditional Timber Framing including Oak Roof construction course 1

Learn traditional 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 locally sourced green oak timbers
  • Get involved in the construction of our vernacular style building - the reinstatement of our 1580 Long House
  • Work in a small group to build a bay frame
  • Experience our off-grid site (no power tools)
  • Learn how to use traditional hand tools
  • Practice a wide range of skills that you will find transfer well into your own projects
Dates: WAS Monday 10th - Friday 14th May Rescheduled for Monday 5th - Friday 9th July 2021

Timing: 9.30-4.00

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

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 tech construction using local trees and a traditional approach

Course fee: 625

Number of places: 6



  hand cut oak roof frame at Orchard Barn

traditional oak roof construction