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Traditional Buildings Maintenance Day-Course

21 May - 09:30 - 15:00


As part of Fraserburgh 2021 Heritage Scheme (TH/CARS), we are delivering a series of training opportunities for those with an interest in traditional buildings. It is free to participants and open to all who have a professional interest in old buildings, whether in the design or construction phase and want to learn more about the particularities of working with traditional materials and techniques.
This 5 hour course (lunch included) is aimed to those interested in learning more about traditional buildings maintenance, identify common decay mechanisms and building defects, understand the importance of using lime, energy efficiency improvements and slate and timber repair.

Our guest speaker is Dr Moses Jenkins of Historic Environment Scotland.

09.30 am Doors open for registration and refreshments
10.00 am Maintaining Traditional Buildings
11.00 am Energy Efficiency Improvements
12.00 pm Lunch Break
13.15 pm Refreshments
13.30 pm Use of Lime
14.15 pm Slate and Timber Repairs
15.00 pm Close of event

Dr Moses Jenkins is a Senior Technical Officer with Historic Environment Scotland (HES). He studied history at Stirling and Glasgow universities, and completed a PhD in traditional brickwork at Dundee University. He has written various articles and papers on a number of subjects such as using archives to inform building restoration, turf construction in medieval Britain, holy and healing wells and town pipers in Scotland. He has also written technical guidance documents on subjects such as repairing brickwork and pantiled roofs.


Dalrymple Hall
11 Seaforth Street
Fraserburgh, AB43 9BD United Kingdom
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