How To Repair Traditional Timber Walls & Roofs

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 used in repairing structural timberworks.

After lunch, two tours of the Museum Collection of historic buildings will illustrate how these have been carried out in practice and how they have performed since then.

The Tutor

Joe Thompson of Sussex Oak & Iron is carpenter in residence 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

£120 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.

The course is fully booked. Please email courses@wealddown.co.uk or call 01243 811021 if you wish to be added to the waiting list.

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Wed 8 June 2022






Historic Trades & Crafts,
Timber Framed Buildings