History, Care and Repair of Timber Framed Structures Short course
History, Care and Repair of Timber Framed Structures
This course will cover two key aspects of timber building conservation:
- The history and development of timber framed structures
- Problems of decay and methods of repair
The course will take the form of a tour of the Weald and Downland Living Museum which is home to a range of historic timber framed buildings dating from the medieval period to the 19th century.
The museum has also pioneered evaluation, recording and repair systems and has contributed to the development of a national philosophy of historic building repair and good practice.
The buildings offer an insight into their construction and use. Many are in their original built form, whilst some show a sequence of changes spanning a number of centuries.
- Mode of study: Face to face
- Start and end dates:
- Location: Weald and Downland Living Museum, West Sussex PO18 0EU
- Single bookings: £105
- Multirate (3 or more courses booked at same time): £90
- APC rate: £70
- Apprenticeship rate: £70
- Retired rate: £70
What you'll experience
The course will take the form of a tour of the buildings for first-hand observations of construction and repair.
On this short course you'll cover:
- the historic development of timber frames and roof structures
- causes of decay and failure including mechanical failure, rot and insect attack
- approaches to structural repairs, selection and use of materials and techniques
You'll be taught by Joe Thompson, a carpenter based at the Weald and Downland Museum. Joe researches historic timber structures and the materials, tools and techniques involved in their construction. He started training as a carpenter in 1984 and then moved on to working with timber-framed buildings in the late 1980s.
As well as working for a range of private clients, Joe has been responsible for the dismantling, repair and rearing up of over a dozen buildings at the Museum since 2002. He is a member of the UK ICOMOS Wood Committee, a long-term member of the SPAB, as well as two regional vernacular building study groups.
There are no entry requirements for this course.
How to book
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