BLACKSMITHING

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DRY STONE WALLING

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LIME HARLING

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LIME PLASTERING

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LIME POINTING

POLE LATHE TURNING

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SASH AND BOX WINDOWS

NATIONAL TRUST

STONEMASONRY

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TRADITIONAL ROOFING

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HERITAGE SKILLS

BLACKSMITHING
dry stone walling
lime harling
lime plastering
lime pointing
pole lathe turning
sash and box windows
stonemasonry
traditional roofing
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BLACKSMITHING

Blacksmithing is the art of manipulating steel or iron to make objects by a process known as forging where the metal is heated up and then hit with a hammer to shape it. This can range from something as small as a nail or arrowhead up to large gates or agricultural items

DRY STONE WALLING

Above you can view a dry stone walling demonstration from the Heritage Skills Initiative’s highly successful Heritage Skills Fair at Gibside in 2008.

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LIME HARLING

Rendering a building involves applying and external coating of lime mortar to a structure, which is the most effective method of weatherproofing solid masonry walls as it forms a permeable coating that holds up water and prevents wind-driven water penetration. The permeability (or breathability) of lime-based materials allows moisture to evaporate from the masonry, reducing problems of condensation and aiding the conservation of historic structures. Harling is a form of rendering which is particularly rough, giving a larger surface area for evaporation.

LIME PLASTERING

Lime plaster is usually comprised of hydrated lime, fine sand and water, as well as a binder such as horse hair. Using lime instead of Gypsum plaster allows for the substrate underneath to breath and creates healthier buildings.

LIME POINTING

POLE LATHE TURNING

This traditional heritage skill is a form of green woodworking. It involves the use of a pole lathe, operated by foot which spins a piece of wood as the craftsperson moves a chisel along the surface of the wood. Different tools are available to create different effects.dings.

SASH AND BOX WINDOWS

NATIONAL TRUST

STONEMASONRY

Stonemasonry is a heritage skill which includes everything from fine letter carving through to large scale construction with stone. Traditional stonemasonry involves using predominantly hand tools to dress and repair historic stonework as well as working on new buildings.

TRADITIONAL ROOFING

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The Trust is a company registered in England, No. 1654806, and a registered charity, no. 513055

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