Category Archives: IHBC Area of competence – Evaluation

West Midlands Branch – AGM, Branch Meeting and CPD tour. Theme: Stonework repairs and the use of lime mortars

6 March 2019

Stonework repairs and the use of lime mortars: a look behind the scenes at the Worcester Cathedral stone yard.

Programme 10.30 am – 4pm

10.30 – Arrive at The Guildhall, High Street, Worcester for refreshments
11.00 – 12.15 – AGM followed by Branch meeting
12.15 – 12.30 – Introduction to afternoon visit to Worcester Cathedral Stone yard.
12.30 – 1.45 – Lunch.  Please find your own in the town.
1.45 – MEET BACK OUTSIDE GUILD HALL – Walk to Cathedral Stone yard or alternatively straight there for 2 pm, if you know where it is!
2.00 – 4.00 – Worcester Cathedral Stone yard for talk and visit on stonework repairs and lime mortars (Darren Steele).
4.00 pm FINISH

What are the CPD benefits?  Which IHBC Areas of Competence will be developed?

IHBC Area of Competences (AOCs) to be addressed:

Professional:  1. Conservation Philosophy;
Evaluation :3. History ; 4 Analysis
Intervention:  8 Technology  Stonework repairs and the use of lime mortars

Cost: Free, but buy your own lunch

Book your free ticket here

West Midlands Branch – The Impact of Tourism on Heritage

 29 November 2018

The next  West Midlands Branch CPD Day will discuss The Impact of Tourism on Heritage, giving a perspective from Historic England, Shakespeare Birthplace Trust and the private sector. There is also a site visit at the Guild Chapel by Trevor Edwards, Hawkes Chartered Architects.

Full details on the programme and booking are available here

Reducing risk of fire in thatched buildings

13 November 2018

This one day thatch roofevent, organised by Historic England, the IHBC South West Branch, and Devon & Somerset Fire & Rescue Service, will present the results of recent research into the causes of thatch fires, explain new guidance to reduce the risk and consider the implications for listed buildings. The issues that arise in the aftermath of a fire will also be discussed and there will be a demonstration of fire-fighting techniques for thatched roofs.                                                                                                 image: Historic England

FREE to attend.

Download the Programme and the Booking form to be returned to Nigel Pratt at Dartmoor National Park at

AT THE GOING DOWN OF THE SUN – Approaches to war memorial conservation around the First World War Centenary

graphic15 November 2018

ICON Stone & Wall Painting Group

At the end of the centenary commemorations of the First World War, this one day conference aims to reflect on current approaches to war memorial conservation practice and look to their future care. This conference is supported by Historic England

Find out more about the programme & booking HERE

Traditional Paint Forum Annual Conference 2018

16 November 2018

The Building as a Canvas

The Traditional Paint Forum is pleased to announce that, after the sell out conference ‘The Triumph of Illusion’, our 2018 conference will explore murals and decoration applied to the building envelope. Our talks will span from Egyptian painting to the 20th century and will look at techniiques, materials and technical challenges of conservation.. The conference will be set in the amazing Great Hall of St Bartholomew’s hospital,which is not to be missed, and will include tours of the The Grand Staircase- The Hogarth Stair- the walls of which were decorated by William Hogarth (1697-1764).

See details HERE