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The Building Skills project

The National Park Authority is delivering a training programme for agents, builders and landowners about the importance of traditional buildings to the area’s character, and equip them with skills in specialist repair techniques through both practical and technical training events.

Courses for homeowners – Brockenhurst Village Hall

A series of evening talks by local expert Kevin Stubbs. £5 per evening to include refreshments.

New Forest brick, mortar, plasters and renders – Wednesday 4 December, 7pm – 9.30pm. Book here.

New Forest timber framed buildings and timber roof structures – Wednesday 15 January, 7pm – 9.30pm. Book here.

New Forest tile, slate and lead roof coverings – Wednesday 29 January, 7pm – 9.30pm. Book here.

New Forest building details and finishes – Wednesday 12 February, 7pm – 9.30pm. Book here.

New Forest Rural Skills project

The New Forest Land Advice Service and the Commoners Defence Association have developed a training programme for young farmers, young commoners, farmers, commoners and other landowners and managers around the Forest.

The 2019 Training course calendar is available at the bottom of this page. For more information and details on how to book onto current courses, please visit the New Forest Land Advice Service training page.

The scheme has also set up a mentoring programme to pass on knowledge from experienced commoners to new and young commoners. Find out more about this on the Rural Skills project page.

Get involved

If you would like further information about training or would like to receive our training newsletter, please contact:

Richard Austin – Volunteer, Training and Mentoring Co-ordinator
Email: or tel: 01590 646661

Rural Skills training courses calendar

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