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
CPD Attendance Certificate available from
Institute of Historic Building Conservation
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.