Roundwood Timber Framing Courses
Tutor: Dylan Walker and Paddy Cox
ABOUT THE ROUNDWOOD TIMBER FRAMING I COURSE
A practical, hands on course in building with roundwood timber using 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 course 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, this 4 day course will you give you all the practical skills you need to create your own beautiful natural outbuilding/shed/garden structure, designed to blend into its surroundings.
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 COURSE WILL GIVE PARTICIPANTS
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.
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ABOUT THE TUTORS
We are proud and delighted to be working with Artizans of Wood to deliver our Timber Framing courses. 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.
"Excellent instruction and team work, would feel confident to go away and work on my own small project"
"Absolutely brilliant. Very enjoyable. Extremely friendly instructors and certainly a course I would highly recommend"
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