Sunday 8th – Friday 13th of September 2019

The Old Boolcoomatta Shearer’s Quarters

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.

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 individually 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

Course cost $1500.00 per person – CITB Members $195.00 per person


*Course fees include accommodation, course materials, meals and refreshments


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  • To qualify for a course which is fully subsidised by the Construction Industry Training Board (CITB) you must be eligible for a CITB Passport Number, and currently working in the Construction industry (SA Participants only).

  • A course which is partially subsidised by either an organisation such as a local Council, or by the CITB if you hold CITB Passport Number, will require a co-payment as shown.

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Posted 06/12/2018