Building conservation masterclass

Conservation and Repair of Timber with Joe Thompson

Ref: B3D08212



This course provides an intensive introduction to historic timber-framed structures. It begins by examining the original methods of framing and construction and then concentrates on problems, failures and methods of repair. The course takes place at the Weald and Downland Open Air Museum, but lunch and evening lectures are at West Dean College. For further information about the course, please contact the Course Organiser: +44 (0)1243 818219 or The Professional Development Diploma in Historic Building Conservation and Repair (PDD Building Cons) can be achieved through the successful completion of 10 BCMs and the submission of a final 3,000-word portfolio. For more information about the Diploma please contact the Course Organiser, as above.


Joe Thompson

Joe Thompson - BCM Course Leader

Joe of Sussex Oak and Iron is carpenter in residence at the Weald and Downland Open Air Museum. He teaches a range of historic carpentry courses at the museum. He has developed a keen analytical eye and a scholar's passion for following and interpreting the evidence along with a natural skill in teaching.


Residential option available. Find out accommodation costs and how to book here.

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