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Understanding the Repair and Maintenance of Traditional Buildings – Two-Day Course

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On the 14th & 15th of September 2023, locals who are considering buying a traditional building to restore or were wanting to develop their knowledge on the conservation of historic buildings, signed up to take part in the Understanding the Repair and Maintenance of Traditional Buildings; two-day course. This course was hosted by The Rock Stone Masonry, Carved at the Castle, in the Education centre of Florencecourt House.

Supported by the Lough Erne Landscape Partnership and made possible with funding from the National Lottery Heritage Fund. This two day course was created as a way to generate interest in traditional skills and buildings, and to pass knowledge and guidance to the public.

Between two tutors, Carved at the Castle have almost 50 years experience in the fields of construction, restoration/conservation and maintenance of historic and listed structures. Having grown up in the country on farms, both tutors are well used to traditional buildings and what it takes to keep them going.

The goal of this two day course allow participants to understand:

  • What a traditional (vernacular) building is.
  • Legislation and consent presented by a guest speaker Joanne Curran.
  • Materials, methods, faults and their triage, and how repairs can be carried out.