Heritage Ironwork Seminar

30 June 2017
‘Surveying & Recording Heritage Ironwork’

A day of discussion & practical activities in the inspiring surroundings of a Grade I listed Manor House, with the opportunity to view artefacts from the portfolio of the Bromsgrove Guild. There will be a presentation on the history of the guild and its work.

Understanding Pre-Tender Information – how to cut through the mass of detail provided at a project’s pre-tender stage in order to identify the key details.

 Methods of Surveying Heritage Structures how to go about surveying ironwork including: types of equipment & techniques used; what information to record; what to look out for (e.g. maker’s marks) and ways all of this can be presented.

Recording Techniques – current techniques used to record heritage ironwork, both prior to a programme of conservation and throughout the course of treatment.

Book tickets at www.nhig.org.uk/events  Early bird discount ends Friday 2nd June 2017

Day conference: Listing Modern Architecture

6 May 2017

From 10.00 to 16.00: A day of presentations and workshops to train you in how to prepare applications for the listing of Modern buildings. Please arrive by 09.45 in time for a prompt start.

Modern Movement buildings seem to be treated differently from other buildings, both in terms of listing and of subsequent treatment, but is this really the case? If so should it be? If not, in what ways might current conditions be changed so as to improve the conservation of Modern Movement buildings – a key purpose of our organisation. This listing day will inform you about the listing process and give you a chance to put together a listing application for yourself.
​Find out more here…

NW Branch Event: Horse-Transport & the Urban Built Environment

11 May 2017

In the third event organised by the IHBC North West Branch as ‘build-up’ before the Annual School 2017, Megan Doole will present recent research on of the growth of horse-powered transport of people and goods during the 19th century, including the impact on the historic built environment.

See the flyer on the NW Branch webpage on the section ‘Events’ and book your free place.

Scottish Civic Trust Annual Lecture 2017

25 April 2017

MERCHANT CITY, one of Glasgow’s most historic areas has experienced many changes in its time, so much so that on more than one occasion it almost disappeared from the face of the earth.  Its renaissance in more recent years has become part of the city’s folklore – but the story is not over yet! We will explore how we arrived at the present, and look at some of the issues for the future.

This lecture by architect and historian David Martin is part of a series of events which celebrate, in 2017,  the 50th anniversary of  both the inaugural meeting of the Scottish Civic Trust and the passing of the Civic Amenities Act 1967 which introduced the concept of conservation areas.

DAVID MARTIN was born and brought up in Glasgow, where he graduated in architecture in 1972. After a period in London working for the Historic Buildings Division of Greater London Council, he returned to Glasgow to take up a post in the Planning Department there.  He functioned as the city’s Building Conservation Officer for twenty years before taking early retirement in 1999, and since then has taught part time at various colleges and universities in the West of Scotland.  He is currently working on a series of books.

Join us from 5.30pm for a glass of wine. The lecture begins at 6pm.

Spaces are limited. Click here to register your FREE place.

Ventilation and Indoor Air Quality in Traditional Building Retrofit

25 May 2017

Retrofitting older buildings to improve their insulation and airtightness can significantly change internal conditions. Without a robust ventilation strategy, this can create moisture and pollutant problems that can be detrimental to the health of both occupants and building fabric.

In this half-day masterclass, expert trainer Ian Mawditt will take delegates through the technical principles and practice of ventilation and airtightness, illustrating key lessons and solutions through case studies, real-world monitoring and practical exercises.

Find out more at Ventilation Masterclass with Ian Mawditt, 25th May, Leeds
Book via Debbie at info@stbauk.org