Heavy timber framework

Tywi Centre



Timbers and the hand tools used to cut and form joints have not changed much over the centuries. This course aims to teach candidates about the evolution and history of timber-framed structures, the selection and orientation of appropriate timber, identification of defects, and an understanding of when repairs are needed and how to conserve or repair them effectively.

Candidates will be provided with a restoration project upon which the teaching and practical work will be based.

The content of the course will include:

  • Component identification
  • Conserving or restoring on site; oak or similar frameworks
  • Sharpening, care and maintenance for the tools of the trade
  • Timber orientation, setting out and plumb scribing
  • Production of types of joint and methods of cutting
  • The history heavy timber framework
  • Selection of timber and shrinkage


5 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 https://www.citb.co.uk/levy-grants-and-funding/grants-funding/ or speak with your CITB local adviser.

CITB GET code and grant tier

Heavy timber framework

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