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STBA SPAB 2021 Online Sustainability of Traditional Buildings Conference

28 September 2021 - 09:30 - 29 September 2021 - 12:30


Live Presentations and discussions from 09.30am-12.30pm 28th September – 29th September 2021

Online conference held via Zoom.

£80 non-members 

£65 members of SPAB or the STBA

The ever popular co-hosted event of the year on traditional buildings returns in September. We have some of the country’s leading speakers to help us understand the underlying issues, explore some potential solutions and then discuss all this together with a Q&A session at the end of each morning.

Day 1 – 09.30am-12.30pm 28th September 

Day 1 will focus on Retrofit Tools, and how to embrace the wider issues of Moisture, Embodied Carbon and Regeneration practices.

Day 2 – 09.30am-12.30pm 29th September 

Day 2 will look in more depth at Significance especially in relation to non protected buildings. In Fabric First we will scrutinise what this concept means in the strategy of retrofitting a site. In the subject, Materials, we will look at the risks and causes of utilising different types and especially the impact on the environment.


Each day will feature the hotly debated Q&A whereby the presenters are asked for their expert advice from the audience.


Speakers for the conference include:

  • Gareth Fleming of Grosvenor Estates
  • Peter Rickaby of UKCMB
  • Morwenna Slade of Historic England


Feedback from previous delegates:

“Many thanks – it was a very enjoyable conference. I look forward to next year. Well done for the organisation.”
“Inspiring presentation by Harry Paticas, detailed and methodological with incredible insight to means to retrofit with reduced environmental impact, while inspiring future generations with Retrofit Action project for schools.”

IT requirements:

Please note that this is an online event and will be held via a webinar platform called Zoom. You will be sent instructions on how to join the session before the conference begins. To participate, all you need is an internet connection, and a laptop, computer or phone with the ability to play video and audio. On android mobiles/tablets, sessions can be accessed via either Chrome for Android or Firefox for Android. Apple mobile/tablet users will need to download the Zoom app. If you require any assistance using Zoom, please email education@spab.org.uk


28 September 2021 - 09:30
29 September 2021 - 12:30
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