Thatching with the Prince’s Foundation at Trinity Buoy Wharf

Subject: Thatching
Dates: 11 May 2019
Location: Trinity Buoy Wharf
Tutor: Ben Collyns
10:00 - 12:00
£ 30
13:30 - 15:30
£ 30

Learn how to thatch with this hands-on introduction to thatching workshop, led by Master Thatcher Ben Collyns. Find out about the tools, materials and methods used in this traditional craft.

Participants will be shown how to put thatch on a ground level roofing jig and then able to try the methods of application, using various fixings incorporating both traditional and modern techniques.

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Who is this course for?

People with little to no experience.

What should I bring?

Please wear clothes that you won't mind getting dirty and closed toe shoes.

All materials will be provided.

Where will the course take place?

Trinity Buoy Wharf, 64 Orchard Place, London, E14 0JW

Closest stations: Canning Town for Jubilee line and DLR or East India for DLR. From both stations a 10 minute walk.

What day do I attend?

Saturday 11 May 2019.

Do you offer concessions?

Concessions are not available for this course.

What if I need to cancel or change my booking?

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This programme is brought to you by The Prince's Foundation.

Part of London Craft Week 2019.

Tutor biography

Ben Collyns

Ben Collyns is a second generation Master Thatcher from Somerset. Ben completed his apprenticeship throughout Somerset and Dorset and has worked with many other skilled and conscientious Thatchers in the area, including his father.

Ben then went on to complete a building craft apprenticeship in 2011 with the Prince's Foundation and graduated with an NVQ level 3 in Carpentry. He is committed to promoting the importance of keeping cultural heritage within the traditional building sector.