13 November 2018
This one day event, 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
15 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
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
29 November 2018
The AGM will follow a CPD day on the theme of Design in Dundee (UNESCO City
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 Scotland@ihbc.org.uk
5 October 2018
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
– GEOCELL Foam Glass and Limecrete Floors: Carl Sanger, GEOCELL UK Sales Executive
– Pavatex Wood Fibre Retrofit Insulation: Andy Mitchell, Natural Building Technologies
16:30 – Finish
Further details to be circulated, but register your interest with
Kate Baxter-Hunter at KBaxter-Hunter@eastdevon.gov.uk