The Building Conservation Directory 2024

USEFUL INFORMATION 6 157 CATHEDRAL COMMUNICATIONS THE BUILDING CONSERVATION DIRECTORY 2024 at the Heritage and Rural Skills Centre The National Trust Heritage and Rural Skills Centre in West Oxfordshire shares and develops conservation skills through a programme of courses. Visit our website to find out more and book. © National Trust 2023. Registered charity no. 205846. © National Trust Images/James Dobson Develop building conservation skills WORKSHOP TRAINING AND INFORMATION SESSIONS IN HERITAGE BRICKWORK AT THE HISTORIC DOCKYARD CHATHAM In partnership with Heritage Brickwork Training Ltd, Charles Reilly of Georgian Brickwork offers practical training sessions for bricklayers and information sessions for homeowners and heritage professionals. Are you interested in understanding the methods and materials used in historic brickwork? Would you like to be able to Tuck Point a building, or draw and create a Gauged Arch? Why not join us in our Training Space at The Historic Dockyard? For information about scheduled courses visit To request a bespoke professional development session for you or your team visit about-us/consultancycpd/ E: ◼ CITY & GUILDS OF LONDON ART SCHOOL 124 Kennington Park Road, London SE11 4DJ Tel 020 7735 2306 Email COURSES AND TRAINING: With over 100 years’ experience of teaching the carvers and conservators of tomorrow, the Art School offers undergraduate and postgraduate courses in Carving (Wood or Stone, including lettering) and in Conservation (Books & Paper or 3-D Objects). With a focus on teaching traditional hand-skills combined with state-of-the-art technology and contemporary practice, the school is committed to providing a high tutor-tostudent ratio and small-group learning. Its tutors are all experienced practitioners and experts in their fields. The school also has strong industry links, which provide its students with prestigious live projects, commissions and placements and its range of grants can help students’ funding. ◼ CULTURAL HERITAGE INSTITUTE (RAU SWINDON) Unit 11, The Carriageworks, London Street, Swindon SN1 5DE Tel 01285 652531 Email COURSES AND TRAINING: MSc, PGDip and PGCert postgraduate programmes are available from the Cultural Heritage Institute in Conservation and Management of Historic Buildings, Cultural Heritage Management and Archaeology. Taught by leading experts, these courses blend professional sector training with hands-on practical skills. Learn in the newly developed Carriageworks hub, at the heart of Brunel’s historic Railway Village in Swindon. Fully flexible modular programmes, spread your study over 1–6 years. All teaching sessions are offered as both in-person and online. Asynchronous participation is possible. ◼ GACHES PLASTERWORK Stonehouse Farm, 36 Station Road, Deeping St James, Lincolnshire PE6 8RQ Tel 01778 342188 Mob 07957 565648 Email TRADITIONAL PLASTERING COURSES: See also: display entry in Plasterwork, page 150. ◼ UNIVERSITY OF BATH Department of Architecture and Civil Engineering, Bath BA2 7AY Tel 01225 385115 Email MASTER’S DEGREE (MSc) IN THE CONSERVATION OF HISTORIC BUILDINGS: First for Architecture (2020 Complete University Guide and The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2020). Taking place within the UNESCO world heritage city of Bath the course is one-year full time. Taught by leading experts, the course provides teaching on materials, construction and skills and structural conservation, the management of conservation projects, adaptive re-use and research methods, within an academic framework of conservation philosophy and the international legal regime of charters and standards. Through lectures, seminars, case study field visits and group projects with students on other construction-related MSc programmes, the course prepares you for a range of professional positions. To apply for this course, you should have an undergraduate degree in any discipline relating to the built environment including architecture, engineering, surveying, planning, geography, archaeology, history, management, or other disciplines such as history of art where you wish to gain a vocational degree. COURSES & TRAINING