Learn How to Repair a Timber Framed Building with SPAB

publication date: Jul 27, 2010
author/source: Kate Faulkner, Property Expert and Author of Which? Property Books

Learn How to Repair a Timber Framed Building with SPAB

Led by Marianne Sühr, presenter of BBC's Restoration, co-author of Old House Handbook and owner of a beautiful Oxfordshire timber-framed house, this two day course to learn how to repair a timber framed building by SPAB, will cover construction, typical failures and conservation repairs.

This course is designed to give a good overall insight into all aspects of timber frame repairs, as well as advising on energy efficiency improvements compatible with a breathable, flexible structure.

SPAB’s weekend will give practical advice and reassurance to anyone who already owns an old timber framed property and essential information for anyone thinking about buying one.

SPAB’s weekend course will begin at The Kings Arms Barn, a stunning, recently repaired and conserved building at the centre of Henley. Day 1 will feature a programme of illustrated presentations from timber frame experts and fascinating case studies from owners who have completed major projects. Sections will cover issues including:-

•    Understanding a timber framed house
•    The conservation approach
•    Damp
•    Timber decay

Day 2 moves to a local builder’s yard where delegates will have the chance to gain practical experience of working with lime, traditional plastering, wattle and daub, limewash. The day will also cover frame repairs and working with ‘hemcrete’.

For more information on the course and to download the booking form, visit the SPAB website. If you need help or have a question regarding a renovation project, then email enquiries@designsonproperty.co.uk or tel 0845 838 1763 for independent advice.

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