SPAB Autumn lecture series 2017

23 November 2017

Throughout 2017 the SPAB is celebrating traditional building and craft skills to mark the 30th Anniversary of its William Morris Craft Fellowship training scheme. Join us for a series of lectures where makers, designers and craftspeople from a wide range of backgrounds talk about their work and share their insights – from applying craft skills to conservation, to the creative process and the joy of making.

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Manual for Streets 10th Anniversary Seminar

22 November 2017

Working together to make life better in our cities, towns and villages

The Urban Design Group (UDG) is a charitable membership organisation open to all who care about the quality of life in our cities, towns and villages and believe that raising standards of urban design is central to its improvement. Its members work to support individuals, companies, government, and professional institutions in achieving that goal.

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Learning for the Future: How to use evaluation and reporting

21 – 22 February 2018

“Evaluation should be built into your project from the beginning. It has two purposes: proving what has been achieved, and improving as part of an on-going project activity…On-going evaluation will help ensure your project delivers the outcomes that it set out to do from the beginning.”  Heritage Lottery Fund, Evaluation Guidance, 2017

Despite its importance, evaluation is not always understood or given enough consideration. Our final BRICK Conference will provide top tips on how evaluation can be built into a project from day one. It will also be an opportunity to reflect on the successes and challenges of the BRICK programme itself.

The two-day Conference will feature presentations, panel discussions and breakout sessions all based around the topic of evaluation and led by experts from throughout the heritage sector. Attendees will also get to hear first-hand from projects at different stages of their  journey and how they are carrying out their own evaluation process. More information on the programme to follow.

*EARLY BIRD TICKETS AVAILABLE SOON*. Please keep your eye on our website for ticket information or email or call the BRICK team on 0207 613 8553.

Winter Working with Lime

10 November 2017
Charlestown Workshops, Fife

Join us for the ultimate guide to winter working with lime! Our hints, tips and practical advice will help you extend your season working with lime mortars successfully. The reality is that contracting is a 365 days a year business and you don’t have the luxury of picking your weather windows.

This seminar is aimed at anyone who works with traditional buildings or structures. The half day will consist of a mixture of lecture and practical demonstrations.

Topics include:

  • Background to the risk elements of winter working in inclement weather;
  • Creating a sensible regime for work;
  • Best site practices;
  • How temperature influences the performance of mortars;
  • The importance of detailing on a building;
  • Using additives in mortars;
  • How to achieve the successful curing of mortars;
  • Options for protecting and covering work from the elements.

 To book a place on this seminar, please visit our website, email or call on 01383 872722.