We provide skills training for those involved in the historic built environment. Our day courses can be used to improve existing skills, or will start your journey to becoming accredited in building conservation.

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You will have the opportunity to visit and learn in historic buildings in Jersey. At present these include Sans Souci, an early 19th Century town house in St Saviour (Andium Homes), 16 New Street, a 18th Century townhouse in St Helier (National Trust for Jersey), the Hospital Block, Elizabeth Castle, an early-mid 19th Century military building (Jersey Heritage) and La Ronde Porte, a 17th-19th Century farmstead in St Saviour (National Trust for Jersey). You will be taught by experts in their fields from both Jersey and the UK.

Courses are open to everyone –

  • Construction and Building Trades
  • Construction Professionals
  • Related Professions
  • Homeowners and anyone else who’s interested. There is no requirement to be already involved in construction.

Courses 2023

Surveying historic buildings

Wednesday 8th November 2023, 1 day.  
La Ronde Porte, St Saviour.
Course leader: Ed Morton (Structural Engineer accredited in building conservation).
Cost £150 (max no. 12).

Lime plaster, lath and plaster

Friday 17th November 2023, 1 day.
Sans Souci, St Saviour and 16 New Street, St Helier.
Course leader: Sean Wheatley (practising plasterer and course leader for SPAB).
Cost £120 / trades £70 (max no. 12).

Repairing historic joinery

Wednesday 22nd November, 1 day. 
La Ronde Porte, St Saviour and The Elms, St Mary. 
Course leader: Joe Bispham (joiner and course leader at Cressing Temple).
Cost £120 / trades £70 (max no. 12).

Historical Ironwork

Wednesday 6th December, 1 day.
La Fosse, St Martin.
Course Leader: Stephen Rylance (Blacksmith).
Cost: £120 / trades £70 (max no. 12).

Courses for 2024

Damp in historic buildings
Retrofit for energy efficiency
Windows in historic buildings
Paint and colour in historic buildings
Survey and digital capture of historic buildings
Understanding your old building (for homeowners)

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