Timber Framed Buildings: history, construction & repair

  • Repair of timber framed buildingsWednesday 29 March 2017
    9.30am-5pm The course An introduction to the techniques of repair of traditional timber-framed buildings. The exhibit buildings around the Museum will be used as examples. The day will start with a lecture by Richard Harris, giving an overview of repair principles and methods. Following this, Joe Thompson will give a presentation using samples to illustrate... (more info)
  • The roofing squareFriday 7th July 2017
    9.30am-5pm The course The use of the roofing square is a fundamental skill of carpentry. Learn how to line out and cut the softwood timber rafters for lean-to, gable and hipped roofs. This day will help demystify this essential carpenter’s tool. There are a large number of variations on how to use the square and... (more info)
  • Wattle & daubFriday 8th September 2017
    9.30am-5pm The course Wattle and daub was a much used material for panel in-filling of timber framed buildings. The exact wood used for the wattle and the mix which was daubed over it to keep the wind and weather out were dependent on the materials available. There are many examples of wattle and daub panels... (more info)