ROUNDWOOD TIMBER FRAMING COURSES FOR 2019

16th – 19th July 2019 

2nd – 5th September  2019 

£410 for one course. Reserve a place for £75
Book both courses for £795. Reserve a place on both courses for £150.

We’re really excited to announce new course dates at the Sustainability centre in East Meon next year. Follow the link below for more details

http://www.sustainability-centre.org/roundwood-timber-frami…

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ABOUT THE COURSE

Two practical, hands on courses in building with roundwood timber with traditional tools and techniques, working with local wood sourced from our site. Timber like this, used in the round, marries strength and beauty to create buildings that can either stand alone or sit comfortably alongside more traditional structures.
 
Step by step, the courses will take you through the process of raising your very own roundwood timber structure and will include both theory and practice.  From selecting your timber and peeling the bark, to visiting a completed project and raising the frame, these two complimentary courses will inform and inspire you to create a beautiful natural building, designed to blend into its surroundings.
 
The courses can be booked individually for an introduction to roundwood timber framing, or they can be bought together for a deeper learning outcome.

 JULY COURSE

During this 4 day course, you will be creating a one bay cruck frame starting with winter felled trees and finishing with a standing frame.  We will be covering all aspects of roundwood timber framing including:
  • The necessary foundations and ground works
  • The selection of suitable timber species for frames
  • The selection of poles and the peeling process
  • Framing bed introduction and layouts
  • The theory and practice of cutting various joints involved in a structure. 
  • The tools required, including the use of a log scribe
  • Visit to a completed roundwood timber framed building
  • Discussion of various natural materials and finishes e.g. shingles, green roofs, rendered straw bales, sheep wool etc
  • The course culminates with the raising of the finished frame

 

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THE COURSE WILL GIVE PARTICIPANTS

  • Understanding of how to select the correct timber and poles
  • Experience of peeling, framing beds, cutting various joints including scribed half laps, mortice and tenons, and raising a completed frame
  • Opportunity to use traditional tools
  • Understanding of various natural materials and finishes
  • A full course booklet will be provided to all participants to enable you to take on projects of your own.

September Course

​During this 4 day course, you will be laying out roof rafters and braces to a roundwood timber cruck frame using winter felled wood, finishing with a standing frame.  We will be covering:

  • The selection of suitable timber species for frames
  • The selection of poles and the peeling process
  • Framing bed introduction and layouts
  • The theory and practice of cutting various joints involved in a structure including different styles of roof rafter, sawn and round.
  • The tools required, including the use of a log scribe
  • Visit to a completed roundwood timber framed building
  • Discussion of various natural materials and finishes e.g. shingles, green roofs, rendered straw bales, sheep wool etc
  • The course culminates with the raising of the finished frame
 No carpentry experience is required as we’ve tailored this course to cater for both novices and experienced carpenters.

WHAT TO BRING/WEAR

  • Please dress according to the weather with waterproofs, sunhats, sun cream etc as necessary.
  • Old clothes, stout footwear and a change of shoes are necessary.
  • Calculator and camera would be useful.
  • Hot drinks are provided but you may choose to bring your own snacks and a bottle of water.
  • Lunch is available every day except Monday from the on-site Beech Cafe, or you may choose to bring your own.

 

Volunteer opportunities for 2019 includes a Two storey Cruck framed straw bale office, Reciprocal roof roundhouse, Outdoor shelters, Making and installing hand split shakes. 

WHO IS THIS COURSE SUITABLE FOR?

No carpentry experience is required as we’ve tailored this course to cater for both novices and experienced carpenters.

ABOUT THE TUTORS

Artizans of Wood are a team of natural builders in the South Downs National Park whose core belief is in building sustainably – treading lightly on the landscape but delivering homes and structures that suit modern-day living.
 
Dylan Walker formed Artizans of Wood in 2013. He learned traditional timber framing techniques and construction skills as an apprentice to Ben Law, progressing to become first senior framer and then project manager. Dylan has worked in the construction industry for over 30 years and has focused on working with timber in the round and creating more sustainable buildings since 2006. Dylan works with a team of skilled craftsmen, all passionate about working with timber, creating buildings that fit for our future and training the next generation.  
 
Paddy Cox has been a researcher in environmental sciences since 2009 and has been involved in designing and building eco-structures, with a particular interest in utilising the natural resources that are found locally, such as timber and straw bale. Paddy assists Dylan in sharing and promoting traditional wood crafting techniques and the management of woodlands for the benefit of individuals and communities. 
 

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To book on any of our courses contact us hello@artizansofwood.co.uk