Category Archives: IHBC Area of competence – Professional

Heritage Matters: from Policy to Practice

5 July 2017

The seminar is taking place on Wednesday 5th July at the International Centre for Life, Newcastle upon Tyne. We have a great line up of speakers as well as topic with the day somewhat split into three sections:

  • Development and Heritage;
  • A question of Balance followed by Listed Buildings – A Costly Business. How to Stay Out of the Courts
  • Conservation Areas, 50 and Beyond followed by Design Matters: Understanding the Responding to Character.

    The final part of the day; Construction Cost Management in the Heritage Sector followed by A Landscape Approach to Protecting and Celebrating Heritage

    See  the full  programme and full event details here.

Do conservation areas hold back or encourage positive development?

14 June 2017

We all agree that the protection and enhancement of Scotland’s conservation areas are important though some of us may be concerned that this statutory requirement of local authorities is not being met in many cases. However, as pressure increases to build in urban areas, might there by a case for a loosening of some of the restrictions that planning law places on new developments in and around conservation areas? Is heritage management compatible with innovative and bold modern architecture? Are we stifling creativity and radical design by holding onto long-cherished heritage principles? How do we best deal with new design in historic settings?

These are just some of the issues our panel of experts will be discussing and debating with the audience. It promises to be a lively event.

Find out more about the debate here..

Memory & Authenticity: Cultural Protection in Conflict

30 June 2027

Drawing on the London Festival of Architecture theme, Memory, author and critic Robert Bevan will chair a panel of international speakers to discuss the politics and challenges of protecting and preserving cultural heritage in post-conflict contexts.

Organised by the British Council and Historic England.

Find out more here..

Sash and Case Window Repairs

19 August 2017
Merryhill Training Centre, Fife

Don’t rip out your sash and case windows, did you know that in most cases you can undertake simple repairs and retain these period features?

This practical course will prove invaluable if you have a property with Sash and Case Windows. We will cover a short history of the development of windows before looking at the different components that make up a window and the issues to consider when approaching repairs.The course will allow attendees to identify and address various problems that commonly occur with sash windows. Topics covered will include window dismantling and reassembly, replacing ropes, weights, panes and putty. Various repair and improvement techniques will also be covered.

Click here for further information and booking

Architectural drawing workshop

10 June 2017
St. Peter’s Church, Bournemouth

St Peter’s Church Bournemouth’s Heritage Lottery Funded ‘Stone and Voice’ Project has planned several events this year to mark the WW1 Battle of Passchendaele and to explore those aspects of St Peter’s church and architecture designed to commemorate Bournemouth men who gave their lives in the Great War.

St Peter’s Church won Heritage Lottery Fund backing for its project Stone and Voice, which combines local history, art and education. The project will tell the story of the Chapel of the Resurrection, which was built in the grounds of St Peter’s after the Great War, as well as the fallen who are commemorated in the church.

This is your chance to take part in an architectural drawing workshop in St Peter’s Resurrection Chapel, and grounds, guided by Dr Willem de Bruijn, Lecturer in Architecture at the Arts University Bournemouth. As you draw Learn the history of the chapel and about the soldiers remembered in it. Materials for the workshop will be supplied by Artcetera of Boscombe and guests will be invited to display their work in the chapel over summer.

The workshop takes place on June 10th and you can find more information out from Alice Miller Project Coordinator on 07905 781 749 or by email  Advised age 16+

In partnership with Dorset HistoryCentre, Bournemouth Libraries, WaveMusic and Arts University Bournemouth.