Conservation or restoration of timber-based products

Tywi Centre



Carpenters and joiners work on a diverse range of tasks associated with our traditional buildings; from a cut roof to repairing a sash window. All of which require an understanding of the significance of those elements, a recognition of appropriate and inappropriate materials and methods of sequencing repairs and alterations in a safe manner.

This course is intended to focus on the candidate being able to use technical information and resources in the conservation or restoration of timber-based products.

The content of the course will include:

  • Recognising historical significance and carrying out reversible alterations
  • Heritage Impact assessments
  • Understanding appropriate methods and the establishment of a safe culture on sire to protect the heritage and its context
  • Programming, preparation, planning and working to time allocations
  • Recognising previous interventions
  • Understanding effects of changes to buildings
  • Explain styles of joints, their age-related nature
  • Fixing techniques
  • Load bearing and non-load bearing elements
  • Understanding structure


2 days

Who should attend?

This course is suitable for candidates who have completed NVQ2 or 3 in wood occupation or have equivalent experience of working within the carpentry trade.

CITB Training standards and grants

This course is a CITB training standard. CITB registered companies may be eligible to apply for funding from CITB to cover the cost of this course and to receive a short course grant. For full details of available grants and funding please visit or speak with your CITB local adviser.

CITB GET code and grant tier

GET2093 - grant tier 2

Conservation or restoration of timber-based products

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