Introduction to Timber Frame Repairs Course

An Introduction to Timber Frame Repairs9th - 11th May

This course will be of interest to those who wish to work on historic timber-framed buildings.

Run by Essex County Council's Historic Buildings & Conservation Team, it is designed for amateur and professional carpenter/joiners alike who want to broaden their knowledge and interest in timber frames.

The majority of the course will be practical, consisting of work to a historic timber-framed barn.

Course content • Diagnosis of problems • Analysis of repairs • Choice of timber • Timber frame joints, scarfs and splices, mortice & tenons • Foundations and plinths


Course Tutor: Richard Green, Richard Green Joinery Richard runs his own joinery business working mainly in north Essex where he has built up an excellent reputation for his high quality work on the historic buildings in the area. His work covers fine joinery to working with green oak on historic timber-frame repairs.

Cost: £255 - free places available (see below)

FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE There are a number of free places fully funded by the City & Country Group Bursary Scheme. For details and application criteria contact:

To book a place contact :

Katie Seabright


Tel: 01245 437672

Historic Buildings & Conservation,

Essex County Council, County Hall,

Chelmsford, Essex, CM1 1QH.