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18 October 2010 | Training
SPAB (the Society for the Protection of Ancient Buildings) is running its annual autumn Repair of Old Buildings course from 27 September to 2 October.It is an ideal opportunity to explore the issues...
Nigel Gilkison at the Building Crafts College in London where he heads the masonry courses.
14 September 2010 | Training
As the industry breaths a sigh of relief that NVQs have survived the new Qualifications & Credit Framework that had threatened to end them, training providers introduce new courses to keep...
13 August 2010 | Training
There are around 40 reported incidents of falling masonry in Edinburgh alone every month. Maintenance of stone buildings has become a major issue and one which the Independent Roof Training...
 
13 August 2010 | Training
Historic Scotland stonemasons travelled to the United States recently to help train young people in Harlem, New York. Kenny McCaffrey from Cupar and Malcolm Hutcheon from Insch worked with young...
15 November 2009 | Training
The Traditional Building Skills Bursary Scheme that has provided training grants to 70 people, including stonemasons, since it was set up in 2006, has been awarded £500,000 more funding from...
Austin Emery at work in Italy thanks to a Fellowship from the Winston Churchill Trust.

Austin Emery at work in Italy thanks to a Fellowship from the Winston Churchill Trust.

14 October 2009 | Training
Would your skills benefit from a period of study overseas? Austin Emery’s did. He won a Winston Churchill Memorial Trust Fellowship that financed a trip to Studio Sem in Pietrasanta, Italy. It...
Stone Federation training arm, Stone Train, introduce a Level 3 NVQ for supervisors.
17 September 2009 | Training
With less work around, firms are finding there is more time for their employees to train, which could be one benefit of the recession… as long as there is enough grant money to pay for it.The...
Peter Miles (left) and Patrick Orange, who have job placements with Carrek at the Tower of London thanks to the TBSBS.
16 September 2009 | Training
The future of the Traditional Building Skills Bursary Scheme, which has helped 70 people train in conservation building skills, including stonemasonry, since it was set up in 2006, hangs in the...
The hauntingly beautiful ruins of Cowdray have been restored and are open to the public.
14 August 2009 | Training
From the 13th to the 18th centuries, Cowdray in Midhurst, West Sussex, was one of the finest country mansions in England. But it was devastated by fire in 1793 and its ruins were left to crumble for...
16 March 2009 | Training
London stone contractors Putney & Wood have had their ‘Design, Procurement & Installation of Natural Stone’ seminar approved by RIBA as part of architects’ CPD programme....
16 March 2009 | Training
Following the success of last year’s lettering courses, Purbeck limestone quarry company Haysom are running another course from 18 to 22 May.The tutors are once again Annet Stirling and Brenda...
16 March 2009 | Training
ConstructionSkills is urging everyone to take part in Apprenticeship Week (23 to 27 February). To find out more about it visit the website below.
Traditional masonry skills being taught at Woodchester Mansion.
16 March 2009 | Training
Stephen Davis is Chairman of the National Heritage Training Academy South West. Here he writes about this training initiative in the Cotswolds. I visited the workshop at Gloucester Cathedral in 2006...
Slaking lime on a course at the Scottish Lime Centre.
16 March 2009 | Training
Lime mortars and renders are inordinately more friendly to stone construction than hard cements. Specifying and using them, however, requires some specialist skills. If you are looking for those...
19 February 2009 | Training
UK Skills, who select the British team of young craftspeople to attend the two-yearly World Skills contest in which UK masonry has competed so well against the rest of the world for many years, are...

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