20 Mar 2019
Hatfield House in Hertfordshire is the magnificent setting for many of this year's Traditional Building Skills and Conservation Courses. Conveniently situated just 21 miles north of London, Hatfield House is a fine Jacobean House and Garden in a spectacular countryside setting.
With its stately architecture and enchanting landscaped gardens, Hatfield House estate is regularly used for filming. Approximately 85% of Bafta and Oscar winning film The Favourite was filmed here.
It is well connected by road and rail with the entrance to Hatfield Park just opposite Hatfield railway station. The fast train from Kings Cross to Hatfield takes 20 minutes and we have arranged overnight accommodation on the estate for those travelling from further afield.
Delegates will have the opportunity to learn a variety of conservation and traditional building skills at this spectacular venue under the tuition of leading experts.
Historic Laser Scanning - focusing on historic interiors, delegates will use laser scanning to provide a measured survey and recording of the Chapel, Winter Dining Room and Library of Hatfield House.
Bats & Buildings - learn how to carry out a preliminary bat roost assessment of buildings and gain some practical experience using the buildings on the Hatfield Estate.
Lime & Conservation Brickwork - learn the correct repair of historic brickwork and use of lime mortar. This course will take place in the 17th Century kitchen garden, where delegates will be carrying out repairs to an 18th century garden wall.
Timber Frame Repairs - learn traditional timber frame repairs at the seventeenth century Barn and Former Stables at Brewhouse Farm on the Hatfield House Estate.