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Historic Building Conservation – Series of online seminars

September 2, 2021, 16:00 - October 7, 2021, 17:00

£20.00 – £90.00

CPD essentials in association with the Residential Property Surveyors Association

We are delighted to present this series of 6 seminars on Historic Building Conservation. These will run weekly from the 2 September at 4pm – 5pm and will cover every aspect of a building from the roofs to the interiors, from the walls to the floors presented by Kevin Stubbs who is a well known historic building consultant.

Kevin StubbsBA (HonsArch Dip.Build.Cons.(AA) Cert.Ed. IHBC

Kevin is a Historic Buildings Consultant with a wealth of experience within both the public sector and private consultancy. He undertakes the historic analysis of buildings and produces: statements of significance; method statements; impact assessments and specifications for the repair and conservation of traditional buildings and project management.He is a thorough and very popular speaker and lectures for various CPD providers, Universities and national building conservation organizations including SPAB, and the Weald and Downland Museum.

Thursday 2 September  – Introduction to our heritage

  • Discovering our heritage
  • Dating the building
  • The range of statutory protection including listing and conservation areas
  • Agents of building decay
  • Common structural and decay problems

Thursday 9 September – Bricks Stone and Mortar

  • The history, care and repair of historic brickwork
  • The care and repair of historic stonework
  • Understanding historic mortars and the use of lime in conservation

Thursday 16 September – Historic roofing, thatch shingle and tile

  • Thatch, problmes of decay, selection of materials, fire and fire mitigation
  • Shingle, decay and repairincluding selection of materials
  • Tile, history, manufacture, problems of decay and repair

Thursday 23 September – Historic roofing, slate, lead and otehr sheet materials

  • Slate, Metamorphic and stone, history and quarrying, problems of failure, selection of materials and repair.
  • Lead, flashings and lead sheet, problems including under sheet corrosion, acid attack, correct detailing and installation.
  • Other sheet materials and rainwater disposal.
  • Chimney pots and roofscapes

Thursday 30 September – Timber framed structures

  • The historic development of timber frames and roof structures
  • Causes of decay and failure including mechanical failure, rot and insect attack.
  • Approach to structural repairs, selection and use of materials and techniques.
  • Case Studies

Thursday 7 October – The devil is in the detail

  • The statutory requirements to understanding historic buildings before repair or alteration.
  • Understanding the history & past changes.
  • External details, materials, design, status & significance.
  • Internal details, materials, design, status & significance

Time: 1600 – 1700

Book all sessions and save 25% off the individual session fee

All sessions will be available as recordings

Price: £20.00 plus VAT (£24.00) per session or the full series for £90.00 plus VAT (£108.00)

Online via zoom

Who should attend?

These will be an invaluable sessions to anyone with a professional or personal interest in the fabric and conservation of historic buildings.

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