Building Conservation

  • 9.30am – 5pm The course This session will provide training in the use of low-cost digital imaging techniques for the documentation of incised markings in timber buildings. Participants will be introduced to reflectance transformation imaging and will find out how to integrate the technologies into existing documentation strategies. No prior experience of photography is required.... (more info)
  • 9.30am-5pm The course A day school considering the issues surrounding the improvement of energy efficiency in traditional buildings, including: General introduction: Traditional buildings and energy efficiency Understanding the building: The importance of performance and a review of some of the methods available for assessing and measuring performance Available measures for improving energy efficiency: A review... (more info)
  • 9.30am – 5pm The course This workshop will introduce participants to Structure from Motion Photogrammetry (SfM), an innovative imaging technique in which a set of digital images is used to generate a 3D record of a subject ranging in size from artefact to landscape. Outputs from the approach include scaled 3D models and point clouds,... (more info)
  • 9.30am-5pm The course The Government’s objectives for the historic environment include: ‘to conserve England’s heritage assets in a manner appropriate to their significance.’ Therefore, the first step in managing change in the historic environment is to understand the significance of its assets. These may be objects, buildings or whole landscapes. The National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF)... (more info)
  • Damp and historic buildingsWednesday 5 July 2017
    9.30am-5pm The course The correct assessment of the significance of moisture within historic buildings affects not only the current condition but also has implications for the future life of the building fabric. The course discusses the importance of breathability in historic buildings, how this is achieved and can be maintained and what happens when it... (more info)
  • 9.30am – 5pm The course A course aimed at the owners and guardians of historic homes. The course will look at the fabric, features, fittings and furnishings of historic buildings.  These features are quite often overlooked but are so important in contributing to the historic significance of a building. They range from something as small... (more info)
  • Fire and historic buildingsWednesday 6th September 2017
    9.30am-5pm The course An informative day considering the issues relating to fire and historic buildings, including the spread and growth of fire and how it affects traditional building materials, handling fire insurance claims, fire safety interventions and what the law requires, and fire in thatched buildings. Programme: The spread and growth of fire and how it... (more info)