Heritage Trades

The Heritage Trades Program offers construction workers subsidised training at some of South Australia's prestigious heritage locations.

Heritage Trades Training in 2019

BIMBOWRIE CONSERVATION PARK
The Old Boolcoomatta Shearer's Quarters
Monday 25th - Friday 29th March 

Located in the Bimbowrie Conservation Park, the Old Boolcoomatta Station began operation over 150 years ago and was built using local paddock stone and river sand. Sir Douglas Mawson (1882-1958) made use of the buildings at Bimbowrie during his pre-Antarctic geological expeditions in the Olary Ranges in the early twentieth century.

This is a practical training course that will introduce participants to some of the issues encountered in the conservation and restoration of heritage listed buildings. 

Cost with CITB number $195.00
Cost without CITB number $1,500.00

All accommodation, meals, course notes and tools are provided.

Bimbowrie Course Details

Architectural Stonemasonry and Lime Mortar Technology

  • Erecting and repairing basic stonemasonry structures
  • Understanding the construction of cavity and solid stone walling, returns and rakes
  • Addressing individual damaged and/or defective stones
  • Repointing damaged mortars using correct technique and lime materials
  • Mixing and gauging lime mortars and mixing to correct specification for conservation work
  • Understanding the relationship between different block types including quoins, cill stones and stone lintels

Timber Conservation and Traditional Carpentry Techniques

  • Identifying timber conservation issues in heritage listed buildings
  • Identifying heritage timbers used in traditional construction on regional properties
  • Repairing and patching of timber material to prevent replacement
  • Different joint types used in traditional carpentry practice and their applications
  • The importance of timber conservation in the context of the Burra Charter

Traditional Roofing Techniques

  • Maintenance and care of existing timber shingles
  • Types of corrugated sheeting used in early construction
  • Correct fixing types for application in heritage buildings
  • Early methods of flashing for colonial roofs
  • Traditional techniques for timber framing and working with natural materials


BURRA
Jacka House, Hampton Village - Stage 2
Sunday 6th - Friday 11th April

Having completed the first stage of conservation works to Jacka House in 2018, Stage 2 will see the restoration of the roofing materials using correct conservation and traditional roofing techniques. It will also see the installation of replacement windows and doors using traditional carpentry techniques, and highlighting the correct methods of timber conservation.

Cost with CITB number $195.00
Cost without CITB number $1,200.00

All accommodation, meals, course notes and tools are provided.

Burra Course Details

Traditional Roofing Techniques

  • Maintenance and care of existing timber shingles
  • Types of corrugated sheeting used in early construction
  • Correct fixing types for application in heritage buildings
  • Early methods of flashing colonial roofs
  • Traditional techniques for timber framing and working with natural materials

Timber Conservation and Traditional Carpentry Techniques

  • Identifying timber conservation issues in heritage listed buildings
  • Identifying heritage timbers used in traditional construct on regional properties
  • Repairing and patching of timber material to prevent replacement
  • Different joint types used in traditional carpentry practice and their applications
  • The importance of timber conservation in the context of the Burra Charter

Traditional Painting and Lime-washing 

  • Identifying correct finishes for different applications
  • Understanding the importance of traditional methods
  • Mixing and working with, and applying Lime-wash
  • The importance of breathability in finishes

BIRDSVILLE
Cordillo Downs Conservation Rescue
Sunday 2nd - Friday 7th June

Cordillo Downs Station is located approximately 1400 kms north of Adelaide, and is one of the key outback tourism stops on the way to Birdsville, Queensland. Cordillo is home to one of the largest woolsheds in the Southern Hemisphere, measuring over 60 meters in length and 13.5 in width. In 2018 vicious storms tore the rolled iron roof from the state heritage listed building, and it is beginning to fall into disrepair.

Participants will need to be able to access the site via unsealed roads and provide their own accommodation (Swag, Tents, Rooftop Campers, Vans etc.)

Cost with CITB number $195.00 
Cost without CITB number $1,500.00

All meals, course notes and tools are provided.

Birdsville Course Details

Architectural Stonemasonry and Lime Mortar Technology

  • Erecting and repairing basic stonemasonry structures
  • Understanding the construction of cavity and solid stone walling, returns and rakes
  • Addressing individual damaged and/or defective stones
  • Repointing damaged mortars using correct technique and lime materials
  • Mixing and gauging lime mortars and mixing to correct specification for conservation work
  • Understanding the relationship between different block types including quoins, cill stones and stone lintels

Traditional Roofing Techniques

  • Types of corrugated sheeting used in early construction
  • Correct fixing types for application in heritage buildings
  • Early methods of flashing colonial roofs
  • Traditional techniques for timber framing and working with natural materials

Timber Conservation and Traditional Carpentry Techniques

  • Identifying timber conservation issues in heritage listed buildings
  • Identifying heritage timbers used in traditional construct on regional properties
  • Repairing and patching of timber material to prevent replacement
  • Different joint types used in traditional carpentry practice and their applications
  • The importance of timber conservation in the context of the Burra Charter

Specialist lectures on Conservation Management Plans and Archaeological survey

Participants must provide their own transport and be available for the entire duration of the course.

A Certificate of Attendance is provided to participants who attend the course in full.

CITB Number

A CITB number makes your construction training more affordable by giving you access to discounted courses at our endorsed training providers across SA.

To receive the discount you will need to give your valid CITB number to the training provider upon booking in for your training. To find your number you can perform a search with your name and date of birth. To find out if you are eligible for a number please make an application

Heritage Trades Trainers

Training is conducted by Keith McAllister and his team from Heritage Stone Restorations. Keith has international training in Stone Sculpturing at the Bath Academy of the Arts, and Architectural Stonework and Conservation with the Bournemouth University in the UK.

Both government and professional organisations within South Australia and interstate seek his advice and assistance about heritage conservation. The expert knowledge and skills that Keith has brought to the Heritage Trades courses over the past seven years continues to highlight a successful partnership between the CITB and Heritage Stone Restorations.

A number of buildings around South Australia have already been restored. You can view these in detail by visiting our Heritage Trades page on Facebook.

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