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Timber Frame Self Build

  • Erecting a Timber frame buildingErecting a Timber frame building

    Mon 29th April - Fri 3rd May 2019.
    Course starts at 5pm and ends at 2pm on the last day.
    Course fee including full board accommodation:-
    Waged £650, Low Waged / Concession £600.
    This course runs again on Mon 5th - Fri 9th August 2019.

  • Dates, Times & Fees

Course details

During this course you’ll learn a range of timber frame building techniques, how to use tools safely and correctly, marking out, measuring and cutting the frame as well as frame raising.

Also included are talks on planning, ecological building materials and low energy homes. You will gain lots of hands-on experience culminating in a finished timber frame at the end of the week.

There will also be time during the course to ask questions about your own projects so bring along drawings and plans with you too, if you like.

The course is for anyone with an interest in sustainable construction and self-build. This course welcomes self-builders, construction teachers, individuals looking to re-skill and architects.

Your main tutors for this course are Pat Borer and Geoff Stow

Things you need to know

Due to the nature of this course some practical work will be done outside. We strongly advise you to bring waterproof clothing and steel toe-cap boots are mandatory.

You must be over the age of 18 years when this course starts.

Booking, Fees and Cancellation policy

To book a place on a course, please choose one of the following options:

• Book Online- the “Book online” button is either below, or in the top right corner of the screen and follow the instructions.

• Call the Courses Department on 01654 704 966 with your bank card details.

Please note: a £250 non-refundable deposit is required to secure your place.

The balance of the course fee is due 28 days before the start of the course.

Our course fees include full board accommodation, tuition and materials, unless otherwise stated.

Please also note our Cancellation & Refund Policy
a) The £250 deposit is non-refundable.
b) For courses of 2 days or more when you give us notice that you wish to cancel:
• 28 days or more – refund minus your £250 deposit (if applicable).
• 27 days notice or less – no refund.
c) CAT reserves the right to cancel any courses. Deposits and fees will be returned in full should this happen.


Course Fees.

Start Date

Bed & Breakfast the night before the course starts

Book Now!

Email courses@cat.org.uk
or phone 01654 704 966

There are places available on this course.

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