Traditional Building Skills

As part of our ongoing commitment to ensuring the construction industry has the skills needed to look after and preserve our older buildings we’re able to bring you more traditional building skills courses.

The courses on offer are free and will be held at Coleg Cambria’s Bersham Road site.

If you can’t spare the time in November we’ll be running further courses in December so look out for our posts on social media soon.

See below to see what you or your workforce can take advantage of in November:

Level 3 Award – Repair & Maintenance of (Pre1919) buildings: 4th & 5th November 2021

This 2 day accredited course provides a balanced mixture of practical and theoretical content highlighting the importance of appropriate repair and maintenance for historic buildings.

Lime plastering and Decorative plasterwork: 11th November 2021

This course covers external renders; internal plasters; wattle and daub; and giving examples of different Mixes.

Structural and non-structural timber course: 12th November 2021

This course provides a summary of how to identify the difference between Structural and Non-Structural timbers, building components, what you might find, common faults with timbers and repair and maintenance of timbers.

Pricing Conservation work: 15th November 2021

Provide awareness and understanding on how to calculate costs when producing quotations/tenders for work on Traditional Buildings (PRE 1919).

Hot mix lime mortars – Advanced: 18th November 2021

This course provides a summary of lime limitations, strengths, best practice, adding additives such as horsehair, pozzolans, and exploring their uses and specification repairs.

Metal Work Course: 19th November 2021

The metal work course will cover fabrication and repair of existing metal work. Fixing to stone or metal sub-frame into timber, repair cast windows, painting of metal work, replacement of glass in metal frames, replacement ironmongery, remove twists & unevenness, and putty sealants.

Accredited Level 3 Award in Energy and efficiency: 25th & 26th November 2021

This two-day accredited course has been designed to raise awareness of the energy efficiency of pre 1919 properties.

If you are interested in attending any of the above course’s please contact the Traditional Building Skills Team TBS@Wrexham.gov.uk

The courses are provided free through the Wrexham Traditional Building Skills Programme. This project has received funding from Cadwyn Clwyd Rural Development Agency, through the Welsh Government Rural Communities – Rural Development Programme 2014-2020, which is funded by the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development and the Welsh Government.