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Find out about historical building techniques with heritage builder Kevin Woods including what to look for when choosing your own professional.

Kevin will explain how problems can arise in old buildings and what techniques are suitable to repair them, using a mixture of case studies and practical examples in The Folly's garden.

The day will cover lime plasters, lime pointing and lime render, as well as demonstrations of traditional walling techniques and mortar mixing. Kevin will also talk about what to look for when choosing your own professional.

Kevin has been in the building trade since leaving school at 16. He is now the owner of Woodsbuild Heritage, and has trained multiple apprentices, including his own son, Callum, to make sure heritage building skills are kept alive. Examples of his work locally can be seen at The Folly (front elevation repointing); Norton Tower (consolidation of the structure); and the lead mine chimneys at Hurst in Swaledale (restoration of the historic structure).

Kevin says “This year we celebrate being in business for twenty years, hopefully we hope to continue caring for old buildings for many more years. We really enjoy the work we do and find it so rewarding to preserve and work on some of the oldest buildings in Yorkshire and Lancashire.”

Questions for Kevin or requests to cover specific problems can be submitted in advance to info@ncbpt.org.uk.

Teas, coffees and lunch will be provided. We can cater for gluten free and vegan diets. Please contact us to discuss any specific dietary requirements- we will provide for you if we possibly can.

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Museum of North Craven Life

The Folly, Victoria Street, Settle, North Yorkshire, BD24 9EY

01729 825185

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Tue-Sat 11am-4pm
Sun 11am-3.30pm

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