Traditional Building Skills Courses and Seminars
Since 1997 the Historic Buildings and Conservation team at Essex County Council has run a series of one, two or three day hands-on courses in traditional building skills. The courses aim to raise awareness of the importance of protecting our historic buildings by using the appropriate methods and materials to repair and conserve them.
The programme responds to the ongoing shortage of traditional building skills, and aims to provide a greater access to craftspeople through re-training, as well as giving home owners the skills to repair their properties.
Most of the courses are held at the historic site of Cressing Temple however, some of the courses are held at sites around the county where students work on real projects giving them a unique opportunity to learn by repairing a historic structure or building.
Traditional building professionals provide tuition on techniques for the conservation and repair of historic fabric through the use of traditional materials such as lime plaster, wattle and daub, thatch and flint. Hands-on courses and associated lectures on specialist topics are suitable for those wanting to expand their skills or hone existing talents, either for home conservation projects or to expand business prospects.
Please call 01245 437672 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to book places.