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Upper Nidderdale Landscape Partnership

Heritage Building Repair Course Do you want to learn more about how to repair and maintain traditional (pre-1919) buildings? Then join us for a 6 day, certified course, run by experts from the National Heritage Training Group and UK Institute for Historic Building Conservation. Ideal for builders working on Nidderdale's traditional stone buildings, as well as other construction professionals and interested homeowners.

The course dates are: Friday 26 & Saturday 27 January; Friday 23 and Saturday 24 February; and Friday 30 and Saturday 31 March 2018. You need to attend all 6 days to gain your certificate.

There are a limited number of places which are being allocated on a first come, first served basis. You can book onto the course and pay a deposit to secure your place via the AONB Events booking page

Heritage Craft Alliance - upcoming courses

Winter Workshop - 5 day Joinery Bench Skills 26 feb - 2nd March to be held at Thorp Perrow Training Centre. For full details and booking, please see here

National Heritage Training Group

Interventions and Repairs for Traditional Buildings, Historic and Recent - the quest for Best Practice -- 24th - 25th February, London

The NHTG will be running two seminars at the Listed Property Owners Club show on 24th and 25th February 2018 at Olympia. Here experts from the NHTG will be discussing repairs for traditional buildings, historic and recent as well as the quest for best practice. With case studies and discussion about repairs and maintenance of traditional buildings built before 1919. CPD certificates will be issued.

To book a place please contact the LPOC telephone 01795 844939 or book a ticket online https://www.lpoc.co.uk/property-show/tickets/

NHTG Membership Do you work on built heritage projects? If so why not become a member of the NHTG? Membership brings many great benefits and you will be helping support us to continue our work.

The NHTG is the leading body for the development and support of traditional building skills training and qualifications and promotes the value in supporting the sustainability and viability of the UK’s historic built environment.
Membership is open to those whose businesses are engaged in providing services for the historic building sector, undertaking the conservation, repair and maintenance of pre-1919 buildings.

Benefits of Membership
⦁ Free listing on the NHTG membership web directory ⦁ Use of NHTG Logo ⦁ Members can use the logo on letterheads, business cards, premises and website etc ⦁ Free NHTG Newsletters
⦁ Exclusive use of website to collate and advertise heritage job roles ⦁ Member rates for using NHTG Website and Newsletters for advertising business opportunities ⦁ Access to a technical expert helpline ⦁ Access to technical information ⦁ Working with members to facilitate training to suit associated heritage crafts ⦁ Sourcing funding for placements with members ⦁ Topical seminars at discounted rates ⦁ Tailor made courses at discounted rates to members
⦁ Discounted rates for NHTG two Day Heritage Courses recognised by CSCS ⦁ Discounted rates for mentoring courses ⦁ Free Heritage Tool Kit. A guidance booklet for heritage property owners and managers ⦁ Interactive networking role with heritage agencies/organisations
⦁ Heritage Skill Cards promotion and guidance in obtaining CSCS cards

How to Apply for Membership
For an application pack please with further details email info@the-nhtg.org.uk or contact Sophie Keegan on 01246 252363

Scottish Lime Centre Training events 2018

A varied programme of traditional skills training being held at their regional training centres in Fife. For more information on any of these courses see the full details that are available on their website or email them but highlights include the following:-

Structural Repair of Historic Buildings Masterclass 23rd February one day Masterclass
Dry Stone Walling 3rd March One day introductory workshop
Surface Repair of Stone 6-7th March 2 day training course
Making and Using Hot Lime Mortars 16th March one day training course for contractors
Maintaining Traditional Buildings 23rd March one day introductory workshop
Specifying Hot Mixed Mortars for Professionals 27th March one day course for professionals and homeowners interested in learning more about when to use these mortars
Making and Using Hot Lime Mortars 24th April one day course for contractors
Specifying Hot Mixed Mortars for Professionals 4th May of interest to all those involved in historic building restoration

New Course for 2018 - Introduction to Indigenous Earth Building Traditions and Techniques 10th -11th May 2 day course exploring the resurgent interest in traditional earth building techniques with research and practical sessions over the two days

Full details of all these courses and others can be found on the Scottish Lime Centre website - click on the link above.

Extra, extra! Read all about it! Specifying Hot-mixed mortars Technical Paper 28

Here is Technical Paper 28 on specifying hot-mixed lime mortars written by the Director of the Scottish Lime Centre and commissioned by Historic Environment Scotland (HES). Click on the link here to read a digital copy hot off the 'press'!