THI skills and training

  • Stone Carving Taster Session - Vintage by the Sea
    Stone Carving Taster Session - Vintage by the Sea
  • Stone Carving Taster Session - Vintage by the Sea 2017
    Stone Carving Taster Session - Vintage by the Sea 2017
  • Stone Carving Workshop March 2017
    Stone Carving Workshop March 2017
  • Decorative Plaster Workshop March 2017
    Decorative Plaster Workshop March 2017
  • Vintage by the Sea Stone Carving 2
    Vintage by the Sea Stone Carving 2
  • Stone Carving Workshop March 2017
    Stone Carving Workshop March 2017
  • Stained Glass Workshop - October 2014
    Stained Glass Workshop - October 2014
  • Intermediate Lime Workshop April 2018
    Intermediate Lime Workshop April 2018
  • Introduction to Lime Mortar - May 20118
    Introduction to Lime Mortar - May 20118
  • Introduction to Rolled Sheet - July 2018
    Introduction to Rolled Sheet - July 2018
  • Stained Glass Windows - March 2018
    Stained Glass Windows - March 2018
  • Traditional Signwriting - 9-10 August 2018
    Traditional Signwriting - 9-10 August 2018

Heritage Skills Training

The city council, through the Morecambe THI2: A View for Eric project, is offering some free introductory-level hands-on training to help people gain a practical understanding of some of these traditional skills and methods.  So far this year we have held workshops in stone craving, stained glass and lime plastering and pointing.  Details for upcoming workshops are listed below.

Introduction to Sash Window Repair

Date:  Thursday 22nd November 2018

Location:  Lancaster and Morecambe College

Course led by:  Local joiner Colin Howard

Windows profoundly affect the appearance of a building and the wider character of an area but sadly as they are relatively easily replaced or altered, they are particularly vulnerable parts of a building’s heritage. Surviving timber sliding sash windows are an irreplaceable resource which should be conserved and repaired where possible. In this workshop session we’ll learn about typical problems and solutions to keep sashes working for years to come.

Who should attend: This one-day introduction to sash window repair is designed for those who are involved with the responsibility of caring for predominantly pre-1919 buildings, whether that be as homeowners, architects, surveyors, contractors or other heritage professionals.

Workshop synopsis: The workshop will involve some theory considering the merits and workings of sash windows but will also be very hands on. There will be opportunities to have a go on working sash models including cord, putty and glass replacement. A full programme will be shared with attendees before the course date.

Introduction to Traditional Slate Roofing

Date:  Tuesday 20th November 2018

Location:  Lancaster and Morecambe College

This free one day course will be led by award winning expert Richard Jordan of Jordan Heritage Roofing.  The training will introduce methods of splitting, dressing, fixing and replacing traditional slates.

Apply for a place at any of the above courses by emailing viewforeric@lancaster.gov.uk

As usual, places are limited and priority will be given to those with strong connections to Morecambe and those we consider might benefit the most from the training.

 


Last updated: 19 October 2018