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Stories in Stone Project - Improving Energy Performance in Buildings Saturday 27th January, Quaker Meeting House, Settle, Cumbria

This is one-day course looking at improving energy performance of historic buildings
This course is aimed at homeowners, architects, surveyors and others interested in improving the energy efficiency of historic buildings and will cover:
• Context - why do we need reduce the energy use in buildings
• End users priorities and the need to understand the building
• Appropriate insulating and other energy saving measures and their impact on the building performance
• Research, building standards and regulations
• Grants and guidance
The course is part of the Yorkshire Dales Millennium Trust Stories in Stone Project Full details including how to book can be found in the pdf below.

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

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 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:-

Introduction to Lime Pointing Saturday 20th January A one day practical hands on training day for those interested in learning about working with lime.
Making and Using Traditional Mortars - C1 - Contractor Level 1 - 23rd and 24th January 2 day introductory course for contractors working on traditional buildings.
Introduction to Lime Based Mortars for Civil and Structural Engineers - 26th January
Sash and Case Window Repairs 3rd February one day practical course looking at window components and how to resolve problems.
Structural Repair of Historic Buildings Masterclass 23rd February
Dry Stone Walling 3rd March One day introductory workshop
Full details of all these courses and others can be found on the scottish lime centre website - click on the link above.