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March 2020

Yorkshire Branch – Hot Lime Workshop

14 March
Rosedale, Yorkshire, Rosedale
Pickering, Yorkshire United Kingdom
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This one-day event run by North York Moors National Park and IHBC Yorkshire, hosted by local stonemason Nigel Copsey and a National Park Conservation Officer. Local stonemason and lime mortar expert Nigel Copsey (the Earth, Stone and Lime Company, and lead on practical workshops at the University of York) will give a presentation and demonstration on hot mixed lime mortars, their technique and use; imparting understanding of the physics of historic structures and best practice for conservation. This will be…

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RSUA – Conservation Training Course – Module 4

18 March

The RSUA is running a 5 day course in Historic Building Conservation aimed at architects and related professionals working in the fields of conservation, refurbishment and restoration.  This course is designed to meet the formal accreditation criteria for the Conservation Registrant (CR) level of the RIBA Conservation Register but will be of equal benefit to technologists, planners and surveyors involved in conservation work. It is understood that HED (Historic Environment Division DfC) are moving towards a requirement for formal accreditation…

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Tywi Centre – Sash Window Survey and Repair Course

19 March - 09:00 - 17:00
Tywi Centre, Dinefwr Farm
Llandeilo, SA19 6RT United Kingdom
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£145

This 1-day course will support building professionals undertake condition surveys on historic windows and determine the extent of repair that they require. It will include essential information for applications for Listed Building Consent covering:  the significance of historic windows;  the components;  identifying decay and its causes;  drawing cross sections and profiles;  recognising the extent of repair required;  specifying materials and finishes; and  writing condition surveys. Who should attend? This course is suitable for…

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HE – HELM – Practical Building Conservation Update: Concrete Glass and Metal

19 March - 09:30 - 17:00
University of York York, YO10 5DD United Kingdom + Google Map

Historic England's "Historic Environment Local Management" (HELM) training programme provides training on managing the historic environment for local authorities, regional agencies and national organisations, free of charge. Practical Building Conservation Update: Concrete Glass and Metal This course will help inform delegates from local authority historic environment services on appropriate materials and methods for use in historic buildings.  In this session we will be focusing on concrete, glass and metals across all periods. An emphasis on repair, maintenance and minor alterations…

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South Branch – Up on the roof

20 March - 09:30 - 16:30
Oxford Martin School, Oxford, 34 Broad Street
Oxford, OX1 3BD United Kingdom
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An IHBC South Branch conference exploring everything you wanted to know about roofs on traditional buildings but were afraid to ask. IHBC/CIfA Members £40 - Non-members £65 (including buffet lunch) 9.30am Tea/coffee/registration 9.45am Introduction & welcome - Jonathan Clarke - IHBC South Branch Chairman 9.50am -11.10am Roof coverings - thatch, shingle & tile - Kevin Stubbs - Historic Building Consultant 11.15am-11.30am Coffee/tea break 11.35am -1.00pm Roof coverings - slate, stone slate, lead and other sheet - Kevin Stubbs 1.00pm-1.30pm Lunch…

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South West Branch – Damp, Timber Decay, and Sustainability

20 March - 09:45 - 17:00
The Guildhall, Bath, High Street
Bath, BA1 5AW United Kingdom
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Damp is a key factor in almost all forms of decay, and damp fabric increases heat loss. However, identifying its cause can be complicated as moisture is so mobile. It can condense from humid air on to cold surfaces and it can spread through a structure by capillary action and gravity. Understanding these mechanisms and their consequences is vital, particularly now that we are increasing insulation levels in historic buildings and restricting the movement of air. Getting this stuff wrong…

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SLCT – Maintaining Traditional Buildings

20 March - 10:00 - 15:00
Charlestown Workshops, 2 Rocks Road
Charlestown, Fife KY11 3EN United Kingdom
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This workshop provides the perfect starting point if you are considering undertaking some simple repairs yourself or will enable you to speak your builder’s language and be confident that you are being given the correct advice. It will outline the maintenance that traditional buildings require and attendees will gain an understanding of traditional building techniques and the correct materials to use when undertaking repairs. This will also be an excellent opportunity to speak to the Scottish Lime Centre Trust’s expert…

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ESC – Energy Efficiency Measures for Older and Traditional Buildings

24 March - 25 March
Belfast
£350

Over one quarter of buildings in the UK are traditionally built and are often mistakenly treated as modern buildings resulting in unintended consequences – they require ‘responsible retrofit’. The Environment Study Centre has teamed up with the CITB’s National Construction College and specialist building consultancy Edwards Hart to develop this unique  2-day  course that delivers a real qualification in energy efficiency retrofit. It is also the only course of its kind that is delivered all over the UK – England, Scotland,…

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RSUA – Conservation Training Course – Module 5

25 March
Clifton House, N Queen Street
Belfast, BT15 1EQ United Kingdom
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The RSUA is running a 5 day course in Historic Building Conservation aimed at architects and related professionals working in the fields of conservation, refurbishment and restoration.  This course is designed to meet the formal accreditation criteria for the Conservation Registrant (CR) level of the RIBA Conservation Register but will be of equal benefit to technologists, planners and surveyors involved in conservation work. It is understood that HED (Historic Environment Division DfC) are moving towards a requirement for formal accreditation…

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Tiles & Architectural Ceramics Society – Terracotta: Past, Present and Future

26 March - 09:00 - 27 March - 17:00
Midland Hotel, Manchester Manchester, M60 2DS United Kingdom + Google Map

Organised by the Tiles & Architectural Ceramics Society, this conference aims to provide a historical context for the use of terracotta and faïence in architectural structures and the latest information on the restoration and refurbishment of buildings bearing these materials. It will also, importantly, promote the use of terracotta and faïence in contemporary new-build projects. Leading practitioners in the field of architectural conservation, manufacture of terracotta and faïence, and designers of new-build construction featuring these materials will be among the…

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