The following course  may be of interest to those wanting to retain quality in Colchester’s built environment.

Essex County Council are delivering a series of free Traditional Building Skills courses for the ‘Managing a Masterpiece’ Stour Valley Landscape Partnership.

The first course is on Timber Frame Repairs,  and you will learn how to:

  • Repair historic sole plates
  • Repair studwork
  • Prepare carpentry joints
  • Choose the right timber
  • Analyse the repair strategy
  • Repair and renovate historic buildings using sympathetic, vernacular, traditional materials and techniques

The focus will be on increasing awareness of the need to continue working with traditional materials and in traditional styles to ensure the survival and continuation of built heritage.

Course Tutor Richard Green – Green Restoration

 The course takes place 25th – 27th August 2010 at Lower Dairy Farm, Nayland, Colchester, CO6 4JS

For further information, enquiries or bookings please call Rebecca Carter 01245 437672 or e-mail