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

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Date: Thursday 14th and Friday 15th September 2023

Time: 10am-4pm each day

Venue: The Education Centre, Florencecourt House

Lunch will be provided. Please inform of any special dietary requirements.


Do you have a traditional (vernacular) structure on your land and want to learn how to repair and maintain it?

Perhaps you are considering buying a traditional building to restore, or a construction worker wanting to develop your knowledge on the conservation of historic buildings. Or maybe just looking to learn a new skill!

The Lough Erne Landscape Partnership invite you to take part in their upcoming two day course, Understanding the Repair and Maintenance of Traditional Buildings.

Hosted by The Rock Stone Masonry, Carved at the Castle 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.

On this two day course you will expand your knowledge of:

  • 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.

The Rock Stone Masonry love a bit of a challenge, so bring your building stories and your problems and they’ll see what they can come up with!! With a simple bit of guidance we can make sure what was left for us, will be standing for them.