1 Day Introdution to Traditional Timber Framing Course with Chris Nance.
Our course participants range form those who aspire to making their own frame and trusses to those who want to have a greater understanding of the construction type they are selecting for their home.
This Introductory course covers all the basics of the craft, selection of timbers, design considerations, the process of marking out irregular shaped timbers and hands on construction of joints. There is a good mix of theory and hands-on exercises.
Course subjects include:
Timber frame design theory and structural considerations
The different timber options available, timber sourcing and milling
Joinery design and marking out systems
Tool and equipment requirements
Assembly of a traditional timber frame and the different methods available
During breaks there will be the opportunity to discuss and look into many other building and timber framing aspects as they arise and time permits.
What do I need to bring?
For the classroom sessions you need to bring along something to write with. A course notebook is supplied for you to fill out with notes that follows the course, however some people like taking LOTS of notes and make copious drawings. If this is you, then bring your favourite notebook. Bring a clipboard or something to lean on whilst writing. We have found the best classroom setup is without desks, so bring a clipboard, a book, a piece of ply, a piece of core flute to provide a firm surface for taking you notes. For the practical sessions you will need some personal protective equipment (PPE). You will be using mainly hand tools, and you will be handling clay, fencing wire and lime which is an alkaline material. Suggested list : – safety glasses – long sleeve shirt, long pants and enclosed shoes – hearing protection of your choice – ear plugs are good, sun hat.
Can I take photos during the course?
Yes you can take still photos during the course – no problems. However – filming of the course is NOT permitted.
Can I bring my plans along to discuss?
Yes, feel free to bring along your plans or drawings. Chris is happy to discuss these with you during meal breaks.
We understand that sometimes circumstances change and you may not be able to attend a course that you have paid for. Refunds are available as long as you notify us at least 21 days prior to the commencement of the course, your options are:
1) A refund of your course fee, less an administration fee of $75,
2) A credit of the full amount towards any future course, within the next 12 months.
Refunds and credits cannot be guaranteed for cancellations less than 21 days from the event.
During the course we provide good quality, healthy lunches along with morning & afternoon teas. We make every endeavour to accommodate special dietary preferences, including Gluten Free or Vegetarian. Should you have a serious food allergy or more complicated dietary requirements, we would suggest you self-cater. If you plan to self-cater, please notify us as soon as you can for catering purposes.