Timber Frame Restoration Skills course at Orchard Barn

  • Discover why old buildings get damp and how to remedy it
  • Understand why timber frame buildings need to breathe
  • Get to grips with the lime cycle and how to use lime mortar for repointing and lime render for repairs
  • Learn how key components of a traditional timber frame and how to assess the condition of old timbers
  • Make informed choices when discussing repair schedule
  • Save money by learning how to undertake some repairs yourself, or become more confident instructing your builder

Dates: Monday 11th - Wednesday 13th October 2021

Timing: 9.30am-4.00pm

CPD certificate available

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Venue: Orchard Barn, IP14 2LY

Suitable for: Home-owners, Professional Builders, Architects, Surveyors, Conservation Officers

Teachers: Mike McConnell (remedying damp and timber frame assessment/repair) Sarah Partridge (wattle and daub/earth in heritage building) Gemma Sayers (an introduction to use lime, including repointing)

Due to current situation we are restricting the class size to 6 people. Delivery of theory sessions (mornings) will be in  the main barn where masks will need to be worn. Practical sessions (afternoons) will largely be outside in the open air.

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"Excellent course, great value for money with passionate and knowledgeable instructors.      The course is flexible so can be tailored to the needs of those attending it so they get maximum value from it.
     Sarah is a welcoming host and the work being done at Orchard Barn is inspiring.               
 I highly recommend this course to any owner of an historic building looking to understand about their asset and how they can maintain it themselves."

Owner of a heritage home Simon Longman

"As an owner of a timber-framed building, I found the timber frame restoration skills course at Orchard Barn very helpful and enjoyable. With the help and guidance from the course tutors and the knowledge they passed on, I was able to decide on what work needed doing, how to do it myself and perhaps more importantly, what I shouldn't do. Orchard Barn is a great environment for what was a productive and comradery week."

Clive Rammell

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