Too often it just seems easier to rip out the old and replace exterior materials on old and historic properties with new products. This urban legend is just not true.
For historic property owners this will often diminish the value of their property and cost them more money than repairing original exterior wood. Cost effective preservation of exterior wood components is an excellent way to keep your properties integrity and save money.
Bob Yapp, author, teacher and nationally known old house expert will be the instructor. Students will learn the techniques used to preserve original, exterior wood components. You will learn how to repair & install wood siding, repair rotted trim, sills, and other a wooden architectural features rather than replacing.
Architectural epoxies as well as making real wood “dutchman” repairs to original wood surfaces will be the major focus of the workshop. Up to 8 participants. 3 days of fun & intense, hands-on field learning.
Homeowners, small contractors, preservation staff, preservation commission members, hp students, architects and historic building owners will all benefit from this hands-on, traditional training event. All skill levels are encouraged to sign up. Each student will receive a “Certificate of Completion”.
Now for the COVID part of this workshop. It is nearly impossible to keep 6 feet separation during class. We can keep separation at lunch and on the huge porch in the evenings. As such, I am requiring every student to provide proof of vaccination in advance of the class and to bring their personal COVID mask and wear it during class. I know it’s a pain, but there is no reason for us to put each other at risk. Sort of the new reality in the world. We were spotless before, but now we have serious COVID cleaning protocols for the Inn and the School, also for your safety. And of course, if you’re not feeling well, please do not come.
Tuition for this three-day workshop is $495 and includes fresh ground morning coffee, snacks, beverages and a home cooked lunch. Space is limited to 8 students and pre-registration is required. Be sure to get your tuition & registration is as soon as possible because the classes fill up quickly.
Affordable hotels as well as bed & breakfast inns are available for out of town students. For students registering early, we have discounted rooms available here at our inn, The Belvedere Inn. For more information on lodging, contact Pat Yapp at 217-799-6086 or email@example.com. For additional class information, contact Bob Yapp, 217-474-6052 or email him, firstname.lastname@example.org