Assessing & Repairing Historic Timber Roofwork

Course Overview

This course aims to provide a clear assessment and repair of defective roofs, based upon conservation principles.

Learning Objectives

• The causes of decay and deterioration of historic roof timbers
• The appropriate cutting out and splicing of defective timbers
• Assessing the structural implications of removing and replacing defective timbers
• Recording the repairs
• Selection and cutting of appropriate replacement timbers.

Who is the Course For?

This particular course is suitable for those actually involved in the repair of historic roofs or their specification

Further Information

The specific dates and costs are available on the course timetable on the website. Each course will run with between 5 and 15 students. Bespoke courses for organisations can also be arranged upon request.


Apply either via the website, email or telephone to book a place.

Clothing and PPE

Please bring overalls or suitable working clothes and safety footwear. Gloves and goggles will be provided during the course.

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