Shingle making course



Learn the basics of shingle cleaving and dressing at Orchard Barn.  On these 1-day courses you will learn how to use equipment such as a shave horse and traditional hand tools - froe, side-axe and draw knife.

The skills to convert a log into roofing materials goes way back, however this traditional woodland craft is both satisfying, simple to learn and has many contemporary low-tech uses.

Come and find out how.

Dates: 3rd August 2019

Timing: 9.30-4.00

Venue: Orchard Barn

Tutor: Sarah Partridge



Course Fee


hand made shingles on elm roof














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  handmade shingles

Vicky and Marta fitting shingles