4 day Walter Segalrefers to a simple self build timber frame form of construction pioneered by the architect Walter Segal. see details of the systemThe architect who devised a simple timber frame self build system (often simply known as 'Segal self build'). see more on the Segal method self build course
You will need work clothes, wet weather gear and steel toe capped boots.
Womersleys do a series of very useful and practical one day courses covering historic building refurbishment & eco-friendly new build. Womersleys specialise in traditional mortars, renders, plasters and eco paints but they also cover a broader range of eco-build issues.
Developing Skills put on a variety of self build courses in conjunction with Homebuilding & Renovating magazine and tutors include Mark Brinkley (builder and author of The Housebuilder’s Bible) and David Snell (serial selfbuilder and author of Building Your Own Home).
Woodenways do courses in log building
The Society for the Protection of Ancient Buildings do courses for home owners. There is a strong emphasis on using the correct techniques and materials during the course of repair of old buildings.
The Genesis Project at the Summerset College in Taunton, Summerset offers courses in green building techniques and has an excellent display of ‘pavilions’ demonstrating green building materials.
Building Naturally offer a variety of workshops covering building techniques including Shingle roofing, Straw bale building, Roundwood timber framing, Thatching, Cob wall building, Rammed earth wall building, Cob wall building, Shingle roofing, Thatching, Rammed earth wall building, Natural plastering, and Green roofing