Skills For Trades – Heritage Building Repair Course

Six day certified course, January – March 2018, on understanding the repair and maintenance of pre-1919 buildings

Smelt mill wall with shored arch and scaffolding in April 2014 (Louise Brown)

The course was aimed at crafts people, contractors, building professionals and home owners – basically anyone who is passionate about conserving built heritage and wanting to learn more. The course was delivered through classroom lectures and hands-on practical workshops where participants could observe and try the different techniques.

A Level 3 NVQ award (Understanding Repair and Maintenance of Traditional Pre 1919 Buildings) funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund, accredited by the CSkills and City & Guilds, and endorsed by the National Heritage Training Group (NHTG).

Course Content

  • How conservation is organised and managed
  • Repair and maintenance of traditional buildings
  • Legislation and guidance in practice
  • Traditional materials and effective methods of use on historic buildings
  • Safe working practice, good and bad practice

Course Tutors:

  • John Monroe – National Heritage Training Group
  • Colin Richards – UK Institute for Historic Building Conservation

Download the course flyer here.

Download our Homeowners Conservation Guide here.