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Foundation Programme: Transylvania, 6-20 June 2012

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This course offers the opportunity to learn about traditional materials, tools, structure, design and the maintenance and repair of historic buildings. The participants will be able to work on 14th century sites undertaking small repairs with the supervision of tutors and INTBAU staff. There will be visits to a number of places with remarkable medieval architecture, including the villages of Viscri and Saschiz and the towns of Sibiu and Sighisoara.

The training programme includes:

– introduction to INTBAU and the work programme;
– health and safety rules;
– tools, conservation and restoration;
– structures & materials;
– lecture & practical: lime mortar for stonework, brickwork and plaster;
– lecture & practical: mixing lime mortars & additives;
– lecture & practical: cutting out defective mortar from stone and brickwork;
– lime pointing and dubbing out stonework and brickwork;
– case studies of work carried out in England and Romania; and
– question and answer sessions.

The course outline is available for download at the bottom of this page.

Participants on the 2011 Programme

Overall the course was a complete success, it surpassed all my expectations and it has only enhanced my passion for the built heritage sector further. Primarily, the range of practical skills we were taught were excellent. The manner and logic behind the approach to teaching the methods worked perfectly, as at all times demonstrations and explanations were broken down to very basic, easy to understand steps.
Daniel McColl, Apprentice


The attendance fee is £990 and includes tuition, 14 nights accommodation, all meals, materials, tools, protection equipment, local trips and tea breaks.

To book your place securely online, please click here.

For further information, please email Aura Woodward