Category Archives: IHBC Area of competence – Intervention

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

Scotland Branch AGM & Conference ‘Design at the Water’s Edge’

29 November 2018

The AGM will follow a CPD day on the theme of Design in Dundee (UNESCO City
of Design).

How do we assess new design in historic contexts, and how can design work to enhance a sense of place?

The morning includes a tour at the new V&A Dundee to discuss the ways that
members interface with design issues on a daily basis: design review, design
awards etc. Bring an example to share of good/ bad/ ugly design on an A4 page.

The afternoon include the SC Branch AGM, the conference on Design in Historic Contexts and option to attend the ICON Scotland Plenderleith Conservation lecture (bookable separately) and a dinner together.

This is your chance to consider joining the committee!

Check the flyer with the programme and book ahead with 

South West Branch – Lime training day at Mike Wye & Associates Ltd

5 October 2018
North Devon

Draft Programme below (the running order may change as the day is finalised).

10:30 Meet for tea/coffee and biscuits
– Lime Introduction, Specification & Case Studies (covering dampness issues, renovation and cob walls): Mark Rees, Mike Wye & Associates
– Practical Demonstrations: Lime render/ plaster build ups, lath and plaster, cob walls
– Traditional and Ornamental Plaster Work: Sean Wheatley Plastering
– Tour of Mike Wye & Associates
13:00 Lunch
– GEOCELL Foam Glass and Limecrete Floors: Carl Sanger, GEOCELL UK Sales Executive
– Pavatex Wood Fibre Retrofit Insulation: Andy Mitchell, Natural Building Technologies
– Q&A
16:30 – Finish

Further details to be circulated, but register your interest with
Kate Baxter-Hunter at