Skills for trades – heritage building repair course

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

Remains of Prosperous smelt mill under repair with scaffolding around it

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.