The Society for the Protection of Ancient Buildings (SPAB)
SPAB is a Heritage based organisation who aim to repair and protect ancient buildings and their character for the next generation; but don't be lead to think that this is a boring old society, SPABs approach is learning and enjoyment, that every event should be as much fun as it is educational. Some of the most truly nice people I've ever met are members of SPAB's.
So what do they offer: Practical courses on building technology from historic wall paper to lime mortars, if you what to know more about traditional timber frames, then look up their historical masterclasses and delve deep into history and see how the kings carpenters did it and why with a visit to The Royal Palaces.
Who are they: Historic England are a key organisation in the preservation of our nations historic environment while maintaining a large number of castles and listed buildings. Their employees and reords hold a wealth of knowledge in regards the technical areas involved in heritage projects and are partnership in sharing that knowledge with the wider industry.
So what do they offer: Via their education page you can find a number of courses, events and opportunities to work with them on needing projects.
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