IHBC East Anglia event: Traditional Repairs Day

16 May 2017

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

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.

Church Buildings Renewal Trust: Spring Conference

31 March 2017

The next conference of the CBRT will be held in the Old High Church in Inverness on 31st March 2017 under the title ‘Open All Hours: Churches for all the Community?’

See the programme here

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SAH: Annual International Conference

7 – 11 June 2017

The Society of Architectural Historians (SAH) will present a Mackintosh Symposium, public architecture tours and a seminar on heritage and sustainability as part of its 70th Annual International Conference to be held in Glasgow, June 7–11. These public programs are designed to provide a platform for conference delegates from around the world to celebrate and study the conference’s host city and engage with the local community. The conference marks SAH’s first time meeting outside North America in over 40 years and coincides with Scotland’s 2017 Year of History, Heritage and Archaeology. Registration is open to the public at sah.org/2017/public-programs .


Maintaining Traditional Buildings

31 March 2017

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.