Category Archives: IHBC Area of competence – Professional

Lime Pointing

20 January 2018
Merryhill Training Centre, Fife

This popular one day workshop is aimed at those who would like to undertake repointing works as part of a renovation project or simply as general maintenance to traditional masonry structures. A practical ‘hands on’ training day, attendees will learn to undertake repointing works to with confidence. This course will give a sound understanding of traditional building technology, repair techniques and the materials to use when carrying out repointing. Attendees are encouraged to bring along images of their projects to discuss with the SLCT tutor on the day.

Learning Outcomes

• Health and Safety issues
• Introduction to traditional buildings
• Historic use of lime mortars
• Understanding the range of binders, sands and aggregates for traditional mortars
• Mortar Mixing
• Preparing masonry joints
• Techniques of working
• Placing of mortar for repointing
• Joint finishing
• Curing and protection regimes

To book a place on this course, please click here, email or call on 01383 872722.

The Scottish Lime Centre Trust: Annual Christmas Lecture

14 December 2017
Charlestown Workshops, Fife


William Napier

Adams Napier Partnership

‘Decorative Plasterwork in Scotland: Past, Present, Future’

Roz Artis

To give an update on the work of the Scottish Lime Centre Trust

A warm welcome awaits you at: Charlestown Workshops, 2 Rocks Road, Charlestown, Fife, KY11 3EN

Festive refreshments will be served.

We anticipate a full house so please RSVP to by Friday 8th December 2017

21st Century Conservation: are we bold enough?

30 November 2017
Greenwich, London

Conserving the Painted Hall is one of Europe’s largest and most ambitious ‘open’ conservation projects. The work involves a range of conservation techniques and philosophies with visitors enjoying unprecedented access. The ethical and scientific challenges that it poses are considerable.

Join us for a very special evening where Director of Conservation, Will Palin, will talk to leading experts about the painting and the project. Chief conservator Sophie Stewart, buildings environment expert Tobit Curteis, academic Dr Caitlin O’Grady and baroque painting specialist Jane Davies will place the Painted Hall Project in the context of changing conservation philosophies and illuminate the technological advances that make it possible.

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Heritage Day 2017

5 December 2017

Heritage Day 2017 will be held in London’s spectacular Grade-I listed RSA House built by the Adam brothers in 1774 . Join our Chairman Loyd Grossman CBE, John Glen MP Heritage Minister along with further speakers to be announced.

This popular event offers delegates the chance to meet a wide range of colleagues from across the sector, hear eminent speakers address the latest issues affecting the future of our heritage.

The day includes a fabulous lunch served in the historic vaults that make up the basement of the 4 Georgian houses joined together to make the RSA’s home.

We will also see the presentation of the Heritage Alliance’s Ecclesiastical’s Heritage Heroes Awards, a series of HEDx presentations from Alliance members and the annual launch of Heritage Counts.

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Low Carbon Cities Conference

22 February 2018

Cities and regions have a vital role to play in leading the low carbon transition. They consume over two-thirds of the world’s energy and are responsible for as much as 70% of man-made greenhouse gas emissions.  This will be compounded by an expected rise in global urban population of 1.63% per year between 2020 and 2025, increasing the proportion of energy used in urban areas.

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