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reciprocal roof

Weekend Reciprocal Roof Course
Build a circular roof with round pole construction and a central rooflight.

19 - 20 August 2017

Full Price €150  
Unwaged/Student €140 Ts & Cs apply
Start:   10:00 a.m.
Finish: 5:30 p.m.
Lunch: Hearty vegetarian stews & curries 

Alternative Payment Options
Courses can also be paid for by cheque made out to Mud and Wood or by electronic transfer directly into the Mud and Wood account. Please contact us for our bank details if you would prefer to pay in this way.

Unwaged/Students Terms and Conditions
There are a limited number of unwaged/student places on each course. Please check that there are places still available prior to booking. Proof of unwaged/student status MUST be provided at time of purchase. Failure to provide proof will result in a void booking, in which case the course fee minus an administration fee of €20 will be refunded.

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reciprocal roof

On this 2 day course, learn where to source timber and how to size it correctly. Get tips for laying out and joining the round poles together as you build a reciprocal roof on a small circular building, incorporating a central rooflight. How do you put a wall-plate on a round building? What is a wall plate? How do you put a fascia board on a round building? What is a fascia? Detailing for a green roof will also be covered.

This course will be taught by carpenter, Colin Ritchie. in the grounds of the Mud and Wood House.

What to Bring:

This is a very practical hands-on course with all workshops taking place outdoors. Bring good waterproof clothes and footwear.

Bring a notebook and pen for theory. A hardback notebook or a clipboard is advisable if you want to take notes during outdoor workshops. Handouts will be provided.

If you have them - bring a hammer, saw, measuring tape, cordless screwdriver, spirit level and pencils. We have extra tools on site, but if you have your own, you will not have to wait around to use tools. Please label all personal items before arriving on the course.

Novices tend to be most nervous of the cordless screwdriver. If you can get hold of one to practise in advance of the course, by repeatedly driving screws into and removing screws from a piece of wood, this can help your confidence from the get-go.

reciprocal roof
Accommodation:   Click here for local camping and B&B and self-catering options.
Directions by Car:   To be sent with booking confirmation.
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Cost:   €150 / €140 concession

Cancellation Policy:

  • 100% refundable up to 4 weeks prior to course start date, minus administration fee of €20.
  • 50% refundable up to 2 weeks prior to course start date, plus administration fee of €20.
  • No refunds for cancellations within 2 weeks of course start date.

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