SURVEYING HISTORIC TIMBER FRAME BUILDINGS

I am in the process of planning a day training course on site (in Lavenham, Suffolk).  Due to space within the building places will be limited.  However, if there is sufficient interest the course can be run more than once.  Contact me to let me know if this might be of interest to you.

Through The Looking Glass: A Future For Historic Windows

SAVE THE DATE Through The Looking Glass: A Future For Historic Windows Friday 22nd to Saturday 23rd September 2023 A two day conference examining the issue of how to conserve historic windows into the future, given present concerns and desire to improve thermal efficiency. I am in the process of organising this with my Summer […]

Summer School 2023

Sunday 18th to Thursday 22nd June Tickets are now available and can be found here: https://www.tickettailor.com/events/buildingconservationsummerschool/719798

Summer School 2023 – The Extra Day

Friday 23rd June This is a standalone day that can be attended on its own, or with the Summer School.  It is a chance for Alumni members to get together and gain some valuable CPD. Details can be found here: https://www.tickettailor.com/events/buildingconservationsummerschool/719798

Surveying Timber Framed Buildings

Want to gain confidence in tackling surveys of historic timber framed buildings? Stephen has been undertaking surveys of such buildings for c.35 years.  During this training day you will learn about the basics of timber frame construction, typical defects and how to provide competent advice and guidance to clients. Whilst one day cannot hope to […]

Drawing & Sketching For Professionals

“I cannot draw to save my life” I often hear this said, but it is not true.  Anyone can learn to draw.  You may not end up with an exhibition at the Royal Academy, but you can learn to put something down on paper that is recognisable. Stephen has been inspecting historic buildings for c.35 […]

Report Writing For Traditional Buildings

Want to gain confidence in preparing reports on historic buildings? Want to have an audit of two reports? Stephen has been undertaking surveys of historic buildings for c.35 years. Over this period he has developed his own approach to surveying historic buildings. During this training day we will explore matters such as pre-inspection, inspection and […]

Surveying Traditional Brick Buildings

Want to gain confidence in tackling surveys of historic brick buildings? Stephen has been undertaking surveys of such buildings for c.35 years.  During this training day you will learn about the basics of brick making and the different types of brick, forms of construction, typical defects and how to provide competent advice and guidance to […]

Thatch – A Brief History

Thatch – A Brief History I became interested in building conservation in the 1980s due to an interest in thatched buildings. In the early 1990s I became more interested and involved with thatch and thatching. At the time there were significant differences of view about thatching and its future.  At the time thatching had a […]