An introduction to leadwork

Thursday 20 July 2017


The course

An introduction to leadwork for specifiers and installers is designed for those with little or no experience of working with lead sheet.  This one day seminar is based on theoretical and practical sessions.  Design case studies will also form part of the course.

After lunch delegate will have the opportunity to practice welding and bossing techniques.

The tutor

Nigel Johnston is the General Manager for the Lead Contractors Association (LCA) and the Federation of Traditional Metal Roofing Contractors (FTRMC). He is responsible for the administration duties, technical department, teaching, assessing, training delivery, assessment programmes, courses and qualifications development.  Nigel was responsible for writing and developing the training and qualification structure for sheet lead and hard metals.   He is a qualified teacher, represents the industry on various BSI committees and has over 35 years’ experience in leadwork and hard metals industry.

Participant information

In the interests of personal safety, delegates are asked to provide some form of protective clothing, i.e. overalls or warehouse coat and safety footwear for carrying out practical sessions.


£150 per person, to include tuition, teas and coffees and a light lunch.

The Museum

The Weald & Downland Living Museum has over 45 historic building exhibits. It is also home to the award winning and innovative Downland Gridshell, which houses a conservation workshop and artefact store, and is also used for many practical courses. The Museum runs a full programme of courses in historic building conservation and traditional rural trades and crafts, along with MSc programmes in Building Conservation and Timber Building Conservation validated by the University of York. Please telephone for further details.



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If any of our courses are full and you would like to be added to a waiting list please email [email protected] or call 01243811021, we are sometimes able to arrange further course dates.