The projects providing knowledge in „Traditional Carpentry Techniques” had been the starting point of European Heritage Volunteers’ volunteering and educational activities. Originally coming from this professional background and having started its work while saving abandoned heritage sites in rural areas from decay by firstly restoring their roof constructions and roofs European Heritage Volunteers sees traditional carpentry still as an important field of volunteering and heritage-linked education.

The particular topic of the projects is answering to the needs of endangered heritage sites and so changing from season to season. So, in the last years there had been carried out different projects as the restoration of the historical roof construction of a church from 13th century, the restoration of the roof construction of a Renaissance castle from 16th century including the ceiling system with its baroque paintings, the restoration and the static strengthening of a classicistic roof construction having been dramatically endangered by unprofessional constructive changes during the 19th and 20th century and others.

When restoring historical wooden constructions in line with accepted conservation practices European Heritage Volunteers is concerned with slow, careful repairs using suitable materials and considers carefully the original structures even when this entails more work. For example, historic timber joints are preferred over the use of metal connecting elements and the works are carried out with great care down to the smallest details so that a repaired roof construction loses none of its original constructive and aesthetic quality.

 

Find the detailed project descriptions for 2019 below.

Since the projects varie from year to year, find for better understanding of the European Heritage Volunteers Programme in addition descriptions of selected projects which took place in previous years.

 

Construction of a roof for the Baroque part of a Neobaroque manor
Gantikow Manor / Brandenburg
GERMANY

Project 2019
Middle age wooden building techniques in an Open Air Museum
Düppel Museum Viillage / Berlin
GERMANY

Project 2019
Traditional wooden building techniques at a farm museum
Kauppila Farm Museum Laitilla / Finland Proper Region
FINLAND

Project 2019
Preservation of a traditional wooden chapel and a wooden water mill
Kenozero National Park / Archangelsk Region
RUSSIA

Project 2019
Construction of copies of wooden mining techniques
Markus Röhling Mine Annaberg-Buchholz, Ore Mountains Cultural Landscape / Saxony
GERMANY

Project 2019
Restoration of historic windows & doors in a Renaissance castle
Erxleben / Sachsen-Anhalt
GERMANY

Project 2019
Construction of a wooden path using Stone Age techniques
Stone Age Park Albersdorf / Schleswig-Holstein
GERMANY

Past Project
Restoration of traditional wooden shingle roofs at a visitors' mine
Freiberg, Ore Mountains Cultural Landscape / Saxony
GERMANY

Past Project
Preservation of a church from the 11th century
Himara / Vlora Region
ALBANIA

Past Project
Restoration of historic staircases and windows
Quedlinburg & Halberstadt / Sachsen-Anhalt
GERMANY

Past Project