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Short Courses in Building Conservation

This page lists short courses that are regularly offered, lasting from one to several days.
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Companies supplying goods or services for Short Courses in Building Conservation
Centre for Conservation Studies Short Courses
Pam Ward, Dept of Archaeology, University of York, The King's Manor, York YO1 7EP
Tel 01904 433997
The Aim of the Short Courses at York is to update professionals' skills, particularly in the areas of conservation and heritage management. All courses are housed in historic King's Manor, and training is provided by the Department's enviable team of specialists in one of the leading centres for research and teaching in the UK.
The Brooking Collection
The Brooking Collection, St Martin's Lodge, 44 The Drive, Cranleigh, Surrey GU6 7LZ
Tel 01483 274203
The Brooking Collection of Architectural Detail is the only major national collection of its kind in the U.K., charting the evolution of building details over the last 500 years. Its Founder, Charles Brooking, has rescued architectural features since 1966. He offers one day courses including CPD Master Classes covering a range of specialist subjects. Charles can offer advice to conservation professionals and private individuals on a consultancy basis. Charles is always pleased to hear of any windows, doors or other building features that are being replaced.
Weald & Downland Open Area Museum Short Courses
Weald & Downland Open Air Museum Singleton Chichester West Sussex PO18 0EU
Tel 01243 811363 Fax 01243 811475
Building Conservation and the use of traditional materials and processes The new annual brochure is now published; there are courses relating to timber framed buildings, building conservation, vernacular architecture, timber framing, roofing, brick and lime and other traditional materials, lead work, and much more. The courses are for surveyors, architects, craftsmen and anyone else with a keen interest in building conservation.
West Dean College Building Conservation Masterclasses
West Dean – The Edward James Foundation West Dean Nr Chichester West Sussex PO18 0QZ
Tel 01243 818219
The Building Conservation Masterclasses (BCMs) at West Dean provides training in technical and practical skills in the repair and maintenance of historic structures. These intensive short courses are delivered by, leading practitioners in the field of building conservation. Aimed at those who need to develop practical skills and those who need to understand, specify and supervise these skills. The Professional Development Diploma can be achieved through the successful completion of 10 BCMs and the submission of a final essay. West Dean’s building conservation programme was transferred from English Heritage’s training base at Fort Brockhurst in 1997.