And what is meant by a Heritage trade?
Each heritage trade combines a large number of specific skills where knowledge of how to do the job properly also includes using the correct materials to avoid causing more damage.
Heritage Skills: What are They?
The report lists the main areas as follows (and each is broken down further into skills):
- Bricklaying / Stone Masonry
- Building, Building Design and Drafting
- Carpentry and Joinery
- Painting and decorating
- Roof slating and Tiling
- Solid Plastering
The comments also bemoan the fact that there is a current skills shortage in these fields.
It also refers to the 2007 Presentation by John Fidler (page 19) who in addition to those above lists
- Lead, zinc and copper sheet working
- Stained Glass working
- Dry stone walling
- Flint napping
- Cob and adobe walling
Some of these particularly refer to English conditions, but it interesting to see what trades come under this Heading. As mentioned in the Adelaide Skyline, the need for a training progression is paramount for new tradespeople to acquire and practice these skills.