Building Conservation

  • 9.30am-5pm The course This course will give students a basic understanding of the practice of building conservation in the UK today. It will set it in the context of the historic environment and deal with its origins, philosophy, relevant legislation and how conservation practice operates in the planning system. The course is aimed at building... (more info)
  • Damp and historic buildingsThursday 14 May 2020
    9.30am-5pm The course The correct assessment of the significance of moisture within historic buildings affects not only the current condition but also has implications for the future life of the building fabric. The course discusses the importance of breathability in historic buildings, how this is achieved and can be maintained and what happens when it... (more info)
  • 9.30am-5pm The course A day school considering the issues surrounding the improvement of energy efficiency in traditional buildings, including: General introduction: Traditional buildings and energy efficiency Understanding the building: The importance of performance and a review of some of the methods available for assessing and measuring performance Available measures for improving energy efficiency: A review... (more info)
  • Fire and historic buildingsTuesday 15 September 2020
    9.30am-5pm The course An informative day considering the issues relating to fire and historic buildings, including the spread and growth of fire and how it affects traditional building materials, handling fire insurance claims, fire safety interventions and what the law requires, and fire in thatched buildings. Programme: The spread and growth of fire and how it... (more info)
  • Practical thatchingThursday 1 October 2020
    9.30am-5pm The course This is a practical, hands-on course, giving participants the chance to thatch on a practice roof using all the tools, materials and techniques of the craft. Depending on Museum projects this course may take place on one of the Museum’s exhibit buildings. The tutor Chris Tomkins is a Master Thatcher living and... (more info)
  • 9.30am-5pm The course A one day workshop offering an excellent introduction to a variety of tried and tested approaches to the repair of timber framed buildings and roofs. Starting with the theory of timber decay and a review of conservation philosophy, the workshop then moves on to look at a range of materials and techniques... (more info)