Category Archives: IHBC Area of competence – Intervention

Traditional Brickwork and Lime Pointing/Lime Plasters & Renders

26 April and 27 April 2013
East Sussex

Some spaces left on each day.
10% discount through Linked in (quote: LINK10) and a further -5% discount for IHBC members.

There wil be morning seminars followed by practical workshops with lunch and refreshments included. All tools and equipment will also be provided with handouts and a certificate of attendance for the day.

It is £95.00 (-discounts) for one day or £160.00 for both days.

It is open to professionals as well as begginers with advice provided for differing skill levels.

Further details: LINK

IHBC SE Event – Retrofitting the Built Historic Environment

23 May 2013

Open to non members

In February 2013, the City of Westminster, English Heritage and the Soho Community Environment Fund produced ‘Improving Historic Soho’s Environmental Performance – practical retrofitting guidance’. The aim of this topical document is to improve the retrofitting of buildings to improve their environmental performance whilst highlighting the need to preserve their heritage value.

Further details: LINK

Green Sky Thinking Week

15-19 April 2013

A programme for built environment and property professionals, Green Sky Thinking is a week of free sustainability-focused events exploring how to make London’s built environment sustainable.

Hear from leading experts about solutions that really work and gain a holistic and cross-disciplinary understanding of how sustainable development is being practically applied across London. From the latest innovations, policy & thinking.

Further details: LINK

Continuity, Conservation & Change

4 June 2013
Malton, North Yorkshire

The Traditional Architecture Group have organised a seminar to introduce and outline new ideas on the conservation, alteration and extension of buildings and historic urban environments through the notion of continuity, using traditional style, materials and methods. In addition to ensuring aesthetic continuity, we believe this is the only viable solution to the ever increasing traditional skills gap.

Further details: LINK


Cumbernauld CARS– Rubble Wall Building

20 – 29 March 2013 (excluding 23 & 24) (9.30 – 4.30)
Charlestown, Fife

This course covers 8 days of quality ‘hands-on’ training in traditional rubble wall building and offers an opportunity to work on a ‘live’ site at Smithyends Car Park in Cumbernauld Old Village. The course starts at our all weather training centre at Merryhill, Charlestown, Fife for two days of rubble wall building using the correct lime mortars and techniques to build masonry to very exacting tolerances. Once your skills are ‘honed’ the remaining 6 days will be spent at Smithyends Car Park in dismantling and rebuilding an historic whinstone wall to enhance Cumbernauld Old Village. This is a fantastic opportunity to learn new skills and be part of a very valuable heritage project.

Further details: LINK