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November 2021

West Dean College – Conservation and Repair of Tile Roofing

8 November - 11 November
West Dean College of Arts and Conservation Chichester, PO18 OQZ United Kingdom + Google Map

This course covers the history of traditional hand and machine-made plain tiles, pantiles and other forms of fired material used for roofing, but mainly concentrates on their conservation and repair. The starting point is an understanding of how roofs work and the various different materials used, including regional variations and methods of construction. Modern codes of practice and standards are covered, along with practical demonstrations and hands-on work in preparing tiles and mortar and their application to roofs, including setting…

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SPAB Scotland – Philosophy of Parapet Repairs

9 November - 12:00 - 13:30

Conservation on the Edge of George Heriot’s School Old Building Terrace: A presentation on the phased remedial works to the decorative masonry balustrade. Constructed in 1628, the balustrade has suffered numerous items of defect, damage and decay during over nearly 400 years of service including localised subsidence of terrace construction, physical impact by people and latterly vehicles, contour scaling of moulding detail and environmental pollution soiling. This presentation will describe the efficacy of designed remedial works to reverse identified items…

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carringtonLime – Making and using Hot Lime Mortars

10 November - 10:00 - 16:00
carringtonLime, Unit 7, The Stenders Business Centre
Mitcheldean, Gloucestershire GL17 0JE United Kingdom
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In this one day practical course, students will learn how to prepare and apply a hot lime mortar. In this one day practical course, students will learn how to recognise a traditional hot lime mortar, how to make and prepare a hot lime including additional health and safety requirements as well as equipment and have learn how to safely apply a hot lime mortar. Through theory sessions, demonstrations and practical hands on opportunities, students will learn about the properties of…

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South Branch – Care and Repair of Historic Stonework

10 November - 12:00 - 13:00

Stone Buildings are some of our oldest surviving structures in the country and there are many from the medieval and later periods in need of sensitive care and repair. The use of stone contributes much to the character and grain of our historic Cities, Towns and Villages. A basic understanding of the different common types of stone & the methods of quarrying, not just confined to the grand buildings and churches but was also used for a variety of ordinary domestic…

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carringtonLime – Lime Plastering – Level 1

11 November - 10:00 - 12 November - 16:00
carringtonLime, Unit 7, The Stenders Business Centre
Mitcheldean, Gloucestershire GL17 0JE United Kingdom
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A two day practical introduction to lime plastering for homeowners and anyone looking to understanding why lime should be used on older properties. This is a two day practical course on using lime to build with and lime plastering. Students will look at why lime is used in older properties, the different types of lime and their uses, varying sands and aggregrates and learn how to create the perfect mix. There will be lots of time for hands on experience…

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Yorkshire Branch – Traditional buildings workshop 1: Care and repair of timber windows

13 November - 10:30 - 15:00
NYMNPA , Old Vicarage, Bondgate
Helmsley, Yorkshire YO62 5BP United Kingdom
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North York Moors National Park, IHBC Yorkshire Branch and the Northern Craft Building Project are delighted to present this year’s series of traditional skills workshops. The day will involve a presentation of window types, common problems and means of repair, practical demonstration and an opportunity to get some hands on experience undertaking some repair work. Lunch provided

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NHIG – Heritage Ironwork Conference – ‘Living in a Material World’

18 November - 10:00 - 16:30
The Gallery at Alan Baxter Ltd, 75 Cowcross Street
London, EC1M 6EL United Kingdom
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Some of the most important decisions in conservation and restoration relate to material selection. In some cases, use of inappropriate repair materials can even reduce the lifespan of an object more than leaving it alone. But deciding which materials to use is not always a straightforward matter, based as it is on a complex balance of knowledge and judgement, involving: Technical understanding of existing fabric Potential repair materials Existing coatings Likely interactions between these three Decay/corrosion mechanisms Ethical standards and…

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West Dean College – Specifying Conservation Works

22 November - 25 November
West Dean College of Arts and Conservation Chichester, PO18 OQZ United Kingdom + Google Map

This course is intended for both newcomers to the field of building conservation and experienced personnel who wish to refresh their knowledge and continue their professional development. The course will focus on specifications and associated documents including schedules of work, bills of quantities, drawings, sketch details and annotated photographs. You will initially look at the role of specification documentation within a project and how to clearly convey information essential for the repair and conservation of historic buildings and scheduled monuments.…

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carringtonLime – Introduction to Lime Pointing

26 November - 10:00 - 16:00
High Hall Farm, High Hall Farm
Stroat, Chepstow, Gloucesteshire NP16 7LP United Kingdom
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This practical one day course will give you a solid introduction on how to work with lime building materials. Find out about the properties and different uses of lime in building and why lime is such an essential material when looking after older buildings. The day starts with classroom time: learning about the different types of lime, their uses and the best type of lime to use where. The afternoon will see you getting practical hands-on experience: making a traditional…

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December 2021

AMPS Global Health Conference – Environments by Design: Health, Wellbeing, and Place

1 December - 3 December

On January 1st, 2020, the world woke to news that a pneumonia outbreak in Wuhan, China, had been identified as a strain of coronavirus. By March, the World Health Organization would define it as a pandemic and the most serious global health threat on the planet. Under lockdown conditions the relationship between health and the spaces we inhabit became central. The response from professionals and academics was immediate. Public health officials became consultants on ‘healthy buildings’, infectious disease specialists advised…

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