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September 2019

Place Services – Timber Frame Repairs

4 September - 6 September
Hatfield House, Great North Road Hertfordshire AL9 5HX United Kingdom + Google Map

This three-day course is aimed at providing and developing skills in timber frame repairs, to those working in the sector and any beginners who would like to increase their knowledge in conservation techniques. This course is suitable for those with and without experience in timber frame repairs, as the repair work can be tailored to all students' requirements. We are very privileged to be hosting the course at Hatfield House in Hertfordshire, which is home to the 7th Marquess and…

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HES Engine Shed – Crafting the Future: International Preservation Trades Workshop

5 September - 7 September
Engine Shed, Forthside Way
Stirling, FK8 1QZ United Kingdom
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We are delighted to be working in partnership with the Preservation Trades Network (PTN) to host the first International Preservation Trades Workshop to take place outside the US. This annual event brings together practitioners of traditional trades, employed in the conservation of the built environment, to share skills, knowledge and best practice. Watch as trades professionals demonstrate their skills in our conservation centre, the Engine Shed in Stirling, experience talks and site visits, an educational symposium and an auction. At…

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The Gardens Trust AGM and Annual Conference

6 September - 8 September
The Queen’s College, Oxford, High Street
Oxford, OX1 4AW United Kingdom
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The programme comprises of 2 full days with lectures, site tours, the Gardens Trust AGM, a Conference dinner and New Research Symposium. This annual conference run by the Gardens Trust, attracts delegates from across the heritage and landscape sector, with County Gardens Trusts right at its heart. Delegates will be key personnel from, The Gardens Trust, County Gardens Trusts, the IHBC, Amenity Societies, Building Preservation Trusts, Landscape Practices, Heritage Lottery Fund, Heritage Open Days, National Trust, Historic Houses, the Arts…

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Damp in Buildings Seminar

6 September - 09:30 - 16:30
Charlestown Workshops, 2 Rocks Road
Charlestown, Fife KY11 3EN United Kingdom
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The Scottish Lime Centre Trusts presents:  The Damp in Buildings Masterclass 2019 We are pleased to welcome back Mike Parrett, one of the world’s leading building pathologists and co-author of the RICS’ bestselling book ‘Diagnosing Damp’, recognised as the primary reference work on dampness in buildings. Building failure needs to be looked at holistically. Dampness, in particular, is poorly understood and widely misdiagnosed. The tendency is to treat the symptoms and not the causes. And after decades of sales-led solutions like injecting…

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Retrofit 2019: Materials, Strategies, Innovations and Skills for the Future

10 September - 09:20 - 12:55
The Lighthouse, Glasgow, The Lighthouse, 11 Mitchell Ln
Glasgow, G1 3NU United Kingdom
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This event will explore technologies, practices, engagement strategies, design, funding opportunities and long term benefits that retrofitting can offer in Scotland and is an opportunity for those involved in the sector to engage with peers to tackle issues and create partnerships, to develop innovative strategies and solutions with other thought leaders while engaging with new potential partners, suppliers and clients. The event will be followed by a networking lunch. Confirmed speakers include: Robin Webster, President, RIAS Dr Lori McElroy, Building…

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SPAB – Approaching Building Repair Projects: Investigation and Research

12 September - 09:30 - 17:00
Lower Grange Farm Maidstone, Kent ME14 3DB United Kingdom + Google Map

One of the key principles of the SPAB’s approach to caring for old buildings is that thought should proceed action. Before any repair works can take place, an understanding of a building’s history, design and construction, and potential underlying issues is essential. Using the SPAB’s own Old House Project as a case study to bring this approach to pre-works investigations to life, this one-day course aims to give an illustration of the kinds of surveys and investigations you might undertake…

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Still Out There: the future of public art in Harlow Sculpture Town

14 September - 09:30 - 17:30
The Gibbard Gallery, The Water Gardens College Square CM20 9SB United Kingdom + Google Map

Harlow Art Trust will host a national conference on the future of public art as part of our National Lottery Heritage Fund supported project Access Harlow Sculpture Town. This one-day event will bring together representatives from the heritage and arts professions around the preservation and long-term future of post-war public art. It will explore key themes including: new approaches to securing the long-term future of public art; commissioning and supporting new work; and strengthening collaboration between different stakeholders. We welcome…

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RICS & SPAB Building Conservation Summer School 2019

15 September - 09:00 - 19 September - 19:30
Royal Agricultural University, Stroud Road
Cirencester, Gloucestershire GL7 6JS United Kingdom
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One in five buildings in the UK date from before 1914, meaning that surveyors of all disciplines are more than likely to encounter such buildings as part of their daily work.  Advising clients on traditional and listed buildings can no longer be dismissed as a niche area but is instead becoming a part of surveyors’ mainstream practice.  It is essential therefore that you fully understand building conservation and surveying techniques for historic and listed properties to allow you to meet…

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HE – Understanding Historic Buildings Training Course

16 September - 19 September
St Anne’s College, Oxford, 56 Woodstock Rd
Oxford, OX2 6HS United Kingdom
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Learn key building investigation, interpretation and recording skills with this practical course, where expert tutors will show you how to observe, analyse, hand-measure, draw and photograph historic buildings. This course is intended for anyone working with historic buildings who would like a deeper understanding of fabric analysis, hand-measuring and hand-drawing. You may be working as a buildings archaeologist, historic buildings consultant or conservation officer, or in a related area such as architecture, surveying, engineering, archaeology or land management. Or maybe…

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West Midlands Branch – The Sleeping Beauty Awakes: Visit Pitchford Hall

17 September - 10:30 - 13:00
Pitchford Hall, Pitchford Hall
Pitchford, Shropshire SY5 7DP United Kingdom
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Visit one of Britain’s greatest timber framed houses recently saved from the At Risk register to view the Mansion, the Tree House and current works at the Orangery. Programme: 10.30  arrive at the Pitchford Hall  for refreshments 11.00  Branch meeting 11.15  Presentation on the History of Pitchford Hall 11.30  Site visit to the Mansion 12.00  Site visit to the Orangery – current project with Arrol and Snell architects 1.00    Local pub for lunch and networking Competencies to be addressed: Professional: …

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