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Tywi Centre – Listed Buildings Fair
9 February - 09:30 - 17:00Free
A listed buildings fair is being organised by Carmarthenshire County Council’s traditional building skills training and education centre, the Tywi Centre.
Owners and custodians of traditional buildings – both listed and not-listed – are invited to attend, along with contractors, agents, architects and surveyors keen to learn more about working on historic buildings.
“Join us at Parc Dinefwr for an informative day with people who love your home as much as you!” said Nell Hellier, Senior Built Heritage Officer for Carmarthenshire County Council, who is one of the organisers.
She continued: “We are here to help answer all your questions and bust all those Listed Building myths.
“Expertise in all things listed buildings will be under one roof giving people who come the chance to raise all the questions they ever wanted to ask from a breadth of experts with a range of knowledge about listed buildings, repair and maintenance, energy efficiency, training and development and the listed building consent process.
“There will also be lots of trade stands to be explored hosted by experts from contactors, suppliers, agents, architects, building conservation officers, Cadw, National Trust and many more, plus there will be six free informative talks.”
The timetable of the talks is as follows: 10 am – Why old buildings need to breathe: historic construction, materials and methods; 11 am – Basic guide to lime and its uses; 12 noon – Need help with listed building applications: sources of information and support?; 1 pm – Repair and Maintenance; 2 pm – Energy Efficiency; 3 pm – Open Discussion Forum. Speakers will include Nell Hellier and Tom Duxbury from the Tywi Centre and Cliff Blundell from the Lime Company of West Wales.