Maintenance of Historic and Listed Buildings Course
Selected Saturdays 09:00 – 15:00 (see booking calendar for available dates).
10% discount on Group Bookings of 4 or more.
As this is a theoretical course it can be delivered by us on your premises. For further information & prices please contact us.
Full course details below.
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Our Maintenance of Historic & Listed Buildings course is an introduction to the maintenance and conservation of the fabric of historic, listed and older buildings built using traditional methods.
This course is aimed at the owners of buildings that are not currently maintained as part of a pre-planned schedule, or owners that would aim to carry out or manage the maintenance themselves. The Maintenance of Historic & Listed Buildings course would also be a benefit to owners that do have a pre-planned maintenance schedule in place, as a way of making sure all aspects required are included in their maintenance package.
The classes will begin with a presentation on:
- the types of maintenance required
- what to look for and where
- defects that can result due to the lack of regular checks and preventative works
- remedies for damage caused by issues resulting from defects
The class will then move outside for a walk around the castle and part of the grounds (weather and events permitting), to give practical examples of the types of easy checks owners can carry out themselves. By the end of the day you should be leaving with a far greater knowledge of the upkeep of historical & listed properties, and be capable of putting a planned schedule together.
Discounts are available for return classes*:
– Second visit £60
– Third+ visit £30
* Same class only -scheduling permitted. You will be given a voucher code on the day of your course that can be used when booking your return course. Proof of initial course booking must be shown on the day. Additional discounts cannot be used in conjunction with Return Course Vouchers.
General Information for course attendees.
Our classes are open to anyone; walling classes involve lifting and manual labour however, you will not be expected to exceed what you are comfortable with, do however be aware that these classes can and will involve uneven hilly ground at times to get to locations, some allowances can be made for specific disabilities if we are notified in advance. Attendees under the age of 16 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Care is needed when lifting, handling and working with stone to avoid back, hand, foot and eye injuries. A brief safety instruction and guidance demonstration will be given at each class.
-Courses run from 9am to 3pm
-Parking available on site
-Toilet Facilities will be provided
-There is a cafe on site, however this can be busy at times, so we would encourage you to bring your own lunch
-First aid trained staff will be on site
-Any significant medical issue must be declared at the beginning of the day
What is Included?
-All tools and materials are provided and available for purchase
-PPE will be provided however, you may wish to bring your own heavy-duty work gloves or prescription safety glasses
-You will receive an Attendance Certificate at the end of your course
What will I need to bring for the walling and lime mortar courses?
-Durable outdoor clothing that you don’t mind getting dirty or wet
-Sun cream and hat for those rare sunny days
-Sturdy and strong boots (lightweight trainers and ordinary shoes are not suitable)