Get Involved: Calverley Old Hall Continuing Professional Development Workshops

As part of the Calverley Old Hall restoration project, the Landmark Trust are hosting a series of Continuing Professional Development (CPD) workshops at Calverley Old Hall.

Some of these workshops are aimed to help homeowners of historic buildings learn more about how to care for their property, whilst others are focused on improving the skillset of professional tradespeople who wish to learn more about traditional working practices. The courses are recognised by the Institute of Historic Building Conservation, and can count towards your CPD requirements for their membership.

We will be hosting a mixture of single day CPD workshops based on relevant subjects related to historic building conservation, and a number of two-day ‘Care and Repair of an Old Building’ sessions. These two-day sessions will consist of a mixture of presentations and practical work/demonstrations related to varied topics of building conservation and key things to look out for when caring for an old building. The first day will act as more of a general overview of caring for a historic building, covering multiple useful subjects, whilst the second day will be based on a more specialised topic, for example different methods of working with lime. Each two-day session will run twice, once more tailored towards enhancing the knowledge of owners of historic buildings, and once for more professional tradespeople.

The single day training opportunities will be focused around a single subject such as installing the correct building services for a historic site and will be aimed at contractors, surveyors, building or conservation professionals who would like to learn more about a subject which perhaps they do not currently specialise in.

For further information and to book, please click on the appropriate Eventbrite link below. Please note, more events are still to be added so keep checking back for opportunities to get involved:

JUNE 2023

Continuing Professional Development single-day workshop: building services installation and historic buildings

Subjects covered include:

  • Designing for a historic environment
  • Mechanical and electrical installation
  • The integration of services in a historic building

14 June

Past CPD Events

APRIL 2023

‘Care and Repair of an Old Building’ workshops (2 day), run by Mark Womersley of Womersley’s Historic Building Specialists

Subjects covered in these sessions include:

  • Introduction to Building Conservation and Calverley Old Hall
  • Owning a historic building: identifying and solving problems
  • Insulating without compromising the integrity of the fabric, and maintaining your home sympathetically (covering pointing, painting, plastering and window repair)
  • Building with Lime Mortar 
  • Lime Plastering

MAY 2023 

‘Care and Repair of an Old Building’ workshops (2 day), run by Green Key Restoration

Subjects covered in these sessions include:

  • Understanding the mechanics of traditional timber windows
  • Benefits and best practice of maintenance
  • Methods of timber repair
  • Timber painting and putty work
  • How to spot potential issues before they become a problem