The SPAB believes that the best way to learn traditional building skills is through hands-on experience. The Working Parties offer a unique opportunity to learn from some of the country's leading craftspeople in a relaxed setting. Every year the SPAB puts its advice and expertise into practice at a building in need and it has become an increasingly popular event, attracting volunteers ranging from heritage and architectural professionals, to those with an informed amateur interest in buildings and history. For one week they are united in their efforts to help a specific building. The Working Party is a sociable and fun way to learn more about building conservation.