Fantastic Free Traditional Skills Workshops

Heritage Lincolnshire are working with Derby City Council to deliver training as part of their Heritage Lottery Funded Townscape Heritage Initiative (THI).

The series of free, one day workshops will help owners, local tradespeople, architects and interested individuals learn more about the maintenance and management of historic buildings. The aim of the THI is to provide grants for the restoration and enhancement of buildings in the area. The project is also about engaging local people and professionals in understanding the importance of traditional building skills and celebrating the historic significance of the area.

As the project is part funded by Derby City Council, Priority for funding is for those who live and work in Derby. If you live in the wider East Midlands, you can register an interest now and we will let you know 2 weeks before if spaces are still available.

Booking

As the project is part funded by Derby City Council, Priority for booking is for those who live and work in Derby. If you live in the wider East Midlands, you can register an interest now and we will let you know 2 weeks before if spaces are still available.

In order to book please contact us via email htladmin@heritagelincolnshire.org or phone 01529 461 499 with the following information:

  • Name
  • Email address
  • Phone number (in case of on-the-day issues)
  • Reason for attending so that we can pass this on to our tutors.

Please note that courses are suitable for 18+ only. Exceptions may be made for students currently studying an appropriate course at a further education college. Please contact us to discuss this.

Course Information


Living with Historic Homes

Friday 14th September

Saturday 6th October

Do you live in, or look after an historic property? Then this course is for you!

On this day-long introduction you will gain an understanding of how traditional buildings function and the designations that effect work carried out on and in them. You will learn about common problems with historic buildings, how you can do your best to prevent these and what to do when issues arise.

The course is taught by Kathryn Moore from Heritage Lincolnshire, who works with Heritage at Risk across the region, supporting owners, local authorities and community groups as they seek to save historic sites.


Introduction to traditional roofing repair

Saturday 15th September

Friday 12th October

On this one day introductory course you will discover the importance of  good craftsmanship in traditional roofing. Focussing on welsh and local stone slate, you will learn the conservation approach to roofs, gain an insight into how roofs function, discover how slates are made and dressed to fit a roof, and have a go at constructing a traditional roof structure on a rig.

Your tutor will be Richard Jordan, an experienced heritage roofer who has undertaken projects and training for Historic England, CADW, and a wide range of private clients over his career.


Introduction to traditional joinery repairs

Friday 21st September

Saturday 27th October

Get to grips with the key areas of timber decay in historic buildings on this one day introduction to repairing traditional joinery. By the end of the day you will understand the causes of decay and how to prevent it through planned maintenance, and experience some of the repair techniques used to save as much historic timber as possible where intervention is needed. The course will be led by Bonsers Restoration Ltd, an experience heritage building company.


Introduction to lime in historic buildings

Saturday 22nd September

Friday 19th October

Lime in its various forms as mortar, render, plaster and paint forms the bread and butter of conserving traditionally constructed building. You will be introduced to what lime is through the lime cycle, gain an understanding of why it is the appropriate material for historic buildings and what goes wrong when you don’t use it. There will be the chance to get hands on experience of lime mortar pointing, including mortar mixing.

Kathryn Moore from Heritage Lincolnshire leads this course with lime specialist Jeremy McArdle.

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