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November 2021

ICCROM – Heritage Conservation & Climate Action: Building Synergies for Transformative Change

4 November - 11:00 - 15:00

Climate change is increasing the number of disasters and their devastating impacts on lives, properties, livelihoods and cultural heritage. The likelihood of increased weather extremes such as heavy downpours, heat waves, and strong hurricanes and cyclones therefore gives great concern that the number or scale of weather-related disasters will also increase putting heritage at greater risk than ever before. Moreover, greater variability in temperature and precipitation due to climate change is also posing challenges for the conservation of historic built…

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HTVF – Supporting Historic High Streets: Changing Visions for Town Centres

4 November - 12:00 - 14:00

Continuing our popular series on Supporting Historic High Streets, this series of webinars will explore the future of city and town centres, the stores that once anchored them, and the role of place-making. Well before the pandemic, the High Street’s battle against out-of-town and online shopping was in full flow, and ideas about adding leisure activities and a wider range of experiences and uses were coming to the fore. High streets have always reflected our built and social heritage - attracting…

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SLCT – Damp in Buildings

5 November - 09:30 - 13:00
The Queen’s Hall, Charlestown Fife, The Queen's Hall
Charlestown Fife, KY11 3EG United Kingdom
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Are you dealing with damp problems? Then this is for you! Building failure needs to be looked at holistically. Dampness, in particular, is poorly understood and widely misdiagnosed. We are pleased to welcome back Mike Parrett with his back to basics approach, getting to grips with where damp comes from and offers real, practical advice on how to deal with it. This is an online masterclass running over 2 half days Topics include: Latest knowledge on damp in buildings from…

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Building Limes Forum: Conference 2021 – Looking Back Looking Forward

6 November - 08:00 - 17:00

The Building Limes Forum (BLF) is pleased to announce its very first online conference which will be streaming live from Exeter Cathedral on Saturday 6th November 2021. The theme for this year’s annual conference is ‘Looking Back, Looking Forward: learning from the past to inform the future.’ Confirmed speakers include: Nick Durnan on the conservation of Exeter Cathedral’s west front Berenice Humphreys of Cliveden Conservation on Wells Cathedral’s west front Tobias Carleton-Prangnell of Black Pheasant Consultancy on earthen mortars Edd Walker…

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West Dean College – Conservation and Repair of Tile Roofing

8 November - 11 November
West Dean College of Arts and Conservation Chichester, PO18 OQZ United Kingdom + Google Map

This course covers the history of traditional hand and machine-made plain tiles, pantiles and other forms of fired material used for roofing, but mainly concentrates on their conservation and repair. The starting point is an understanding of how roofs work and the various different materials used, including regional variations and methods of construction. Modern codes of practice and standards are covered, along with practical demonstrations and hands-on work in preparing tiles and mortar and their application to roofs, including setting…

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SPAB Scotland – Philosophy of Parapet Repairs

9 November - 12:00 - 13:30

Conservation on the Edge of George Heriot’s School Old Building Terrace: A presentation on the phased remedial works to the decorative masonry balustrade. Constructed in 1628, the balustrade has suffered numerous items of defect, damage and decay during over nearly 400 years of service including localised subsidence of terrace construction, physical impact by people and latterly vehicles, contour scaling of moulding detail and environmental pollution soiling. This presentation will describe the efficacy of designed remedial works to reverse identified items…

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carringtonLime – Making and using Hot Lime Mortars

10 November - 10:00 - 16:00
carringtonLime, Unit 7, The Stenders Business Centre
Mitcheldean, Gloucestershire GL17 0JE United Kingdom
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In this one day practical course, students will learn how to prepare and apply a hot lime mortar. In this one day practical course, students will learn how to recognise a traditional hot lime mortar, how to make and prepare a hot lime including additional health and safety requirements as well as equipment and have learn how to safely apply a hot lime mortar. Through theory sessions, demonstrations and practical hands on opportunities, students will learn about the properties of…

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South Branch – Care and Repair of Historic Stonework

10 November - 12:00 - 13:00

Stone Buildings are some of our oldest surviving structures in the country and there are many from the medieval and later periods in need of sensitive care and repair. The use of stone contributes much to the character and grain of our historic Cities, Towns and Villages. A basic understanding of the different common types of stone & the methods of quarrying, not just confined to the grand buildings and churches but was also used for a variety of ordinary domestic…

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HTN – Recovery, Sustainability, Wellbeing – Conference 2021

11 November - 09:30 - 20 November - 15:30
Drapers’ Hall, Bayley Lane
Coventry, West Midlands CV1 5RN United Kingdom
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Join Heritage Trust Network for our 2021 Conference in Coventry City of Culture and online. We're still recovering from the effects of the last year and we think you are too! So this year our speakers will focus on how we can develop our projects and approaches to heritage regeneration whilst thinking about our environmental impact, our people and our long term survival. Our event will include four elements, an online day of talks, an in-person day of workshops, our…

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carringtonLime – Lime Plastering – Level 1

11 November - 10:00 - 12 November - 16:00
carringtonLime, Unit 7, The Stenders Business Centre
Mitcheldean, Gloucestershire GL17 0JE United Kingdom
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A two day practical introduction to lime plastering for homeowners and anyone looking to understanding why lime should be used on older properties. This is a two day practical course on using lime to build with and lime plastering. Students will look at why lime is used in older properties, the different types of lime and their uses, varying sands and aggregrates and learn how to create the perfect mix. There will be lots of time for hands on experience…

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