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HE – Traditional Roofs Conference

3 March - 09:00 - 17:00


Repair & Conservation: facing the challenge in the 21st Century

Traditional roofing materials and techniques have defined the appearance of our built heritage for centuries. They contribute to both the character of individual buildings and wider regional identity. But traditional roofs are under threat from various quarters, including deterioration of materials, theft and vandalism, lack of awareness of vernacular details and introduction of modern techniques.

This major one-day conference reports on Historic England’s latest technical research into the deterioration and conservation of traditional roof coverings including lead, slate and thatch, and discusses recent developments in conservation, repair and energy efficiency of traditional roofs.

The day will be of interest to building conservation professionals, including conservation officers, architects and surveyors, as well as contractors involved in the repair of historic roofs.

IHBC bursaries

There are a limited number of bursaries at £50 each for IHBC members who would otherwise find it difficult to meet the cost of attendance. If you wish to apply for a bursary, please contact the IHBC at admin@ihbc.org.uk with a statement of need BEFORE booking your conference place. The deadline for IHBC bursary applications is Friday 31 January 2020. You will be notified about whether you have been successful shortly afterwards, and can then proceed to reserve your conference place using the special IHBC Bursary rate.


3 March
09:00 - 17:00
Event Category:


Historic England


Church House Westminster
Deans Yard, Westminster
London, SW1P 3NZ United Kingdom
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