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Learn how to construct a timber frame building using hand tools to actively work on preparing the frame and roof structure and cutting joints throughout the course. No previous knowledge or experience is required.

On the attached link are image of a previous frame, now purchased by a delegate and in use as a home-office

Course outline

Tea and coffee will be provided throughout the course.

The frame is available to purchase at the end of the course. Within certain parameters a frame can be constructed with a specific use in mind, as per the link above and purchased at the end of the course week.

Equipment required

  • Steel toe capped boots
  • Work clothing

Course reference: FOP014 Flimwell

Entry Requirements:

There are no entry requirements for this course.

Dates & Location:

Dates: TBC

Plumpton College at Flimwell Woodland Enterprise Centre

This course runs on a Monday-Friday 09.30-16.30.




We’re pretty proud of our facilities here at Plumpton. In fact in the land-based sector, we’ve got some of the leading college facilities in the UK – the perfect natural location for our forestry and arboriculture courses for you to develop your skills.

  • Discover the latest equipment for your course

You’ll work on various equipment such as tractors, a WoodMizer saw mill plus a range of wood chippers.

  • Extensive grounds for you to develop your skills

You’ll need to be able to work in a variety of locations, build your knowledge by discovering our farmed land, hedgerows and streams.

  • Experience our fantastic modern facilities

Our superb site at Flimwell features our working commercial woodland plus modern workshop – an ideal base for your studies 

  • Benefit from our excellent local connections

You’ll be able to gain practical experience and knowledge of the tree-based sector thanks to our links with local land owners and estates.

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