Category Archives: IHBC Area of competence – Evaluation

More Conservation Challenges – RIAS Spring Seminar

31 May 2017
Edinburgh

The RIAS conservation spring seminar is now open for bookings. Topics will include conservation work at the Capitol, Washington DC, and the Scottish architectural legacy in India. The technical components will include climate change adaptation for traditional buildings, interpreting thermal imaging and advice on working with lime for pointing and harling, including specification advice and guidance on the causes of failure, 3D laser scanning technique as used in the restoration of Glasgow School of Art.  

 For programme and booking form click here

 If you wish to book a place, please complete a booking form and email to Hayley.Kyle@rias.org.uk

Condition Surveys of Historic Buildings

08 May – 10 May 2017
Oxford

Condition surveys of historic buildings require an understanding of architectural and construction history, as well as the ability to analyse and prioritise defects. This course aims to give participants an understanding of traditional construction and its defects and to provide the skills to carry out balanced and informed surveys of historic buildings.

The course is designed for built environment professionals who are responsible for the repair, maintenance and management of heritage assets, public sector planning and conservation professionals, and owners of heritage assets.

Closing date:  20 April 2017

For further information and bookings click here

IHBC East Anglia event: Traditional Repairs Day

16 May 2017
Suffolk

The IHBC’s East Anglia Branch is organising a one-day workshop on 16 May 2017 with various talks and hands-on experience of lime plaster, wattle and daub, clay lump and timber frame repair.

The seminar will be of interest to those concerned over the protection of the historic environment in East Anglia and those involved in delivering the conservation of heritage assets and protection outcomes.

To book a place contact Amanda Rix: amanda.rix1@btinternet.com

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Scotland’s Thatched Buildings: Developing a Plan for the Future

4 May 2017
Inverness

Historic Environment Scotland, in collaboration with the Society for the Protection of Ancient Buildings (Scotland), the National Trust for Scotland, and the Scottish Vernacular Buildings Working Group, invites you to come and discuss the future of thatched buildings in Scotland.

This one day event of talks and discussion will be of interest to all those who own or manage thatched buildings, and anyone with an interest in Scotland’s vernacular buildings. It is particularly relevant for local authority planners, building professionals, local heritage groups and estate managers. As well as considering the importance of thatched buildings in Scotland, and how to protect them for the future, this event will also present the findings of the SPAB survey of Thatched Buildings in Scotland, a unique gazetteer of thatched buildings in the country.

Further information here.

Maintaining Traditional Buildings

31 March 2017
Fife

A must for anyone who owns or is responsible for a traditional building.

The seminar provides the perfect starting point if you are considering undertaking some simple repairs yourself or will enable you to speak your builder’s language and be confident that you are being given the correct advice.

This seminar will outline the maintenance that traditional buildings require and attendees will gain an understanding of traditional building techniques and the correct materials to use when undertaking repairs. This will also be an excellent opportunity to speak to the Scottish Lime Centre Trust’s expert tutors about your project, attendees are welcome to bring along photos and mortar samples for some specific advice.

Course Outline

  • Introduction to traditional buildings;
  • Damp – problems and solutions;
  • Masonry repairs;
  • Roofs and general maintenance;
  • Sash and case windows;
  • Timber decay & repair;
  • Harls and renders;
  • Limewash and traditional paint

To book a place on this course, please click here, visit our websitewww.scotlime.org, email admin@scotlime.org or call us on 01383 872722.