How to repair traditional timber walls and roof

How To Repair Traditional Timber Walls & Roofs

The Course

This one-day workshop offers an excellent introduction to tried and tested approaches used in the repair of timber-framed buildings and roofs. 

Following an introduction on timber decay and conservation philosophy, the workshop looks at a range of materials and techniques used in repairing structural timberworks.

After lunch, two tours of the Museum’s historic buildings will investigate how these techniques have been applied in practice and how they have performed over the years. 

The Tutor

Joe Thompson of Sussex Oak & Iron is the MSc Timber Building Conservation Programme Leader at the Weald & Downland Living Museum. He teaches a range of historic carpentry courses at the Museum. He has developed a keen analytical eye and a scholar’s passion for following and interpreting the evidence along with a natural skill in teaching.

Participant Information

No special clothing equipment is required but please wear sturdy footwear and bring warm outdoor clothing for the site tours.

Fee & Refreshments

£135 per person for full participation in the workshop, to include teas, coffees and a light lunch. Please let the Museum know in advance if you have any dietary requirements.

Book course



Thu 23 May 2024






Building Conservation