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May 2022

SPAB – An Introduction to Ornamental Lime Plastering

20 May - 21 May
Heritage Skills Centre, Coleshill Home Farm
Swindon, SN6 7PT United Kingdom
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£495

This course is ideal for people with plastering experience, and particularly working plasterers who are keen to expand their skill base. Working in a small group with experienced tutors, this two-day course will include a demonstration of making a running mould, and provide a practical introduction to running a cornice in-situ and forming external and internal mitres. There will also be instruction on casting and fixing enrichments as well as running fibrous plasterwork formed ‘on the bench’.  The tutors, Sean Wheatley, Keith Langton and Michal Wolf, are knowledgeable lime…

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TACS – Alton station restoration (Minton and Hollins geometric tiles) and surrounding area

21 May - 10:30 - 12:00
Stoke on Trent Stoke on Trent, Staffordshire United Kingdom + Google Map
£10

A chance to see the newly restored Alton station with its range of impressive Minton and Hollins tiles, owned by The Landmark Trust and recently conserved. The day will start with a demonstration of the tile making process at The Firing Line in Stoke on Trent. It’s a short car journey to Alton Station (please let us know if you need a lift), where we will hear from The Landmark Trust about the history of the station. We will have…

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WM Branch – The Conservation Hour – Technology

27 May - 12:30 - 13:30
Free

Using the very best knowledge, expertise, and experience from our very own West Midlands IHBC Branch Members* we have curated a timetable of online events which will concentrate on each individual competency and enable our members to showcase and share their projects and provide networking opportunities. The monthly hour long sessions will run from 12.30pm-1.30pm, enabling you to log on during your lunch hour or play back at your own leisure.  Each session will have a different speaker, time for…

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June 2022

AMPS Canterbury: Intangible Heritage

15 June - 17 June

A conference on design, culture and technology – past, present, and future The buildings, towns and cities we inhabit are physical entities created in the past, experienced in the present, and projected to inform the future. The same can be said of the artefacts we use daily: designed furniture in the home, the mobile devices in our hands, the vehicles we see on our streets. However, each of these places, buildings and products had, at their inception, social and cultural…

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SHBT – Technology and the Country House – Understanding Design and Materiality with Drones, LiDAR and 3D Scanning

15 June - 18:00 - 19:00
Free

Dan Bochman explores the use of drones, LiDAR and 3D Scanning to better understand the design and materiality of country houses. Advancements in digital technology and the removal of high entry costs have made LiDAR, 3D scanning and UAV/drones more accessible and easier to use in studying the country house. In this talk, Daniel Bochman discusses how archival country house research can be complemented by digital technologies. Utilising his own research at Dalkeith Palace and Drumlanrig Castle as examples, Daniel…

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Keymer – A History of Clay CPD & Tour

22 June - 10:30 - 15:00
Ewhurst Visitor Centre, Horsham Road
Wallis Wood, Ockley, Surrey RH5 5QH United Kingdom
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Free

The day will consist of presenting the CPD, running a factory tour and offering each attendee the chance to make a tile alongside our master makers.  We are also providing a light lunch.   Pre-booking essential by emailing KeymerHeritageTeam@Wienerberger.com Please see the flyer below for more details. Keymer CPD Flyer 2022_A5_v3

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AMPS Calgary: Cultures, Communities, and Design

28 June - 30 June

The Countryside’ – a polemically generic term Rem Koolhaas has recently used to reposition debates about our cities to those of rural areas. While posited as ‘new’, it is, in reality, a well established mode of thinking. Through notions such as the peri-urban for example, geographers, sociologists, architects, urban designers and regional economists have all debated the urban-rural relationship for several decades. Under this framework we are obliged to consider the city and its architecture on its own terms, but…

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Keymer – Control of Condensation

29 June - 13:00 - 14:30
Free

Control of Condensation - Hosted by Christine Leadbeater (UK Keymer & Heritage Manager) & Nigel Dyer (UK Heritage Services Manager) This seminar examines how to control and avoid excessive condensation from building up, within a roof structure, by providing passive airflow from the outside of a building and by limiting airflow from within the living spaces.

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August 2022

SLCT – The Structural Repair of Historic Buildings

26 August - 09:30 - 16:30
Charlestown Workshops, 2 Rocks Road
Charlestown, Fife KY11 3EN United Kingdom
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£200

This masterclass led by Ian Hume, aims to provide professionals with a sound understanding of the philosophy of conservation. Participants will gain a better understanding of the relationship between structural engineering and conservation, of safety issues and of the aesthetics of conservation based structural repairs. Suitable for: This masterclass is suitable for anyone involved in the structural repair of historic buildings. Conservation officers, architects, engineers, site managers and others would find this seminar helpful. The course will consist of lectures,…

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October 2022

SPAB – An Introduction to Plain Lime Plastering

7 October - 8 October
Heritage Skills Centre, Coleshill Home Farm
Swindon, SN6 7PT United Kingdom
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£495

This practical course covers the mixing and application of lime plaster to lath, masonry and modern substrates, which includes pricking up and base coats, float coats and setting coats. It provides a brief introduction to running a cornice in-situ. Course participants may have practical plastering skills, and experienced plasterers used to working in gypsum will particularly benefit from the course. We also welcome anyone interested in learning about plain lime plastering for their home or old building(s) under their care.

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