The Prospect Tower, Belmont Park, Faversham, Kent

What we do

This Group promotes the development of traditional building skills and sustainability issues relating to all old buildings across Wales.  We provide support through educational events, advocacy on national construction committees and sharing information.

The focus is on the 500,000 buildings in Wales built before 1919.

The Welsh Traditional Buildings Forum can offer you support if you employ experienced heritage construction workers.

The forum is now running the Heritage Construction in Wales project which aims to support heritage contractors to certificate staff with an NVQ level 3 in Heritage Skills via the OSAT (on site assessment and training) route.  The evidence of competence for each NVQ unit is generated within the regular working environment so time spent off-site is minimal.  Please get in touch with project officer Ruth Rees on 01558 824271 or for more information on the scheme.

Use this website to access:

  • The skills directory, designed to help you find builders and craftsmen & women in your area
  • Courses and opportunities to further your learning in traditional building craft skills
  • Information on how to look after your old building
  • Other organisations and initiatives active in Wales on old buildings.

We support:

  • Craftsmen and women,
  • Educational establishments,
  • Owners of old buildings,
  • Architects and surveyors – in fact, all those with a vested interest in Wales’ historic buildings.

Membership of the group is open to all in the sector.

Images supplied by:
The Landmark Trust – buildings have been restored and cared for by the Landmark Trust
The Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Wales and Coflein
The Lime Company of West Wales (TLC)

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