Historic timber framed building

Repair of Traditional Structural 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

£115 per person, to include all tuition, teas, coffees and a light lunch. Please let the Museum know if you have any special dietary requirements.


Tue 6 October 2020






Historic Trades & Crafts,
Timber Framed Buildings