Category Archives: IHBC Area of competence – Intervention

Eighteenth International Course on Stone Conservation (SC13)

10 April – 28 June 2013

NB: Applications for the selection process to ICCROM by 24 August 2012

The course adopts a collaborative and multidisciplinary approach and is designed for professionals involved in the conservation of historic stone structures and artifacts. The primary goal of the course is to improve the practice of stone conservation internationally by providing participants with a holistic understanding of the decay and deterioration of stone, disseminating effective conservation methodologies, and ensuring a practical understanding of appropriate repair methods and long-term management strategies. Through lectures, discussions, laboratory sessions, demonstrations, site visits and field exercises, participants will discuss both the fundamental theories of conservation as well as consider how advances in technology and research have influenced practical approaches as they pertain to all phases of stone conservation. Group fieldwork exercises at a worksite will provide participants with the opportunity to address actual work scenarios where multidisciplinary solutions and collaboration are required. Throughout the course, participants will be encouraged to draw upon their collective expertise from various specializations to help them arrive at more effective conservation solutions.

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From spaces to places – building with earth

1-2 February
Dartington, S Devon

EBUK 3rd Annual Conference & AGM

From spaces to places – Building with earth will highlight new and best practice, the methods and creativity necessary to achieve new structures and experience in conserving the old. We will consider the wider discussion, acceptance and use of earthen construction materials.

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Repair & Conservation of Historic Windows

Essex County Council Traditional Buildings Skills and Building Conservation Course & Lectures
Cressing Temple Barns
Cressing Temple , Braintree , Essex , CM77 8PD

17 – 18 February 2011

In order to keep as much of the old fabric of the historic building as possible, conservation officers will normally insist that doors and windows are repaired and not replaced. This two-day course is intended for working carpenters and joiners who want to develop their experience in this area of woodwork. Amateurs with an interest in historic joinery and who have basic woodworking skills are also welcome.

Cost £190

For details email

Study and use of Lime in building

University of York
Department of Archaeology
Conservation Studies CPD

Thursday and Friday, 21 – 22 October 2010

This two-day course aims to provide an introductory guide to the nature of the material, how to specify and use it in practical repair and conservation work, and (through practical work) to gain a first-hand experience of using lime for repairs.

Those booking a place on both PC1A and PC1B will receive a 10% discount.

Location: King’s Manor, York

Course fee: £195

Email: Pam Ward at

Telephone: 01904 433997