RETROFIT & Sustainability

 

Illegal demolition of Conservation Area housing at Tower Hamlets condemned by Mayor

22 Aug 16 - London’s Tower Hamlets Council is considering taking legal action following the unauthorised demolition of ‘several’ unlisted properties in the Coldharbour conservation area reports IHBC.

 
 

Sustainable Church Buildings

1 Mar 16 - The Diocese of London has provided a section on their website setting out best practice for making building developments sustainable and low carbon.

 
 

Responsible Retrofit of Traditional Buildings courses

9 Sep 15 - Throughout the autumn and winter 2015/16 CORE is running a series of courses throughout England, Responsible Retrofit of Traditional Buildings

 
 

Building repair grant scheme launches in Cupar

26 May 15 - Grants available for property owners and occupiers in the Cupar Conservation Area.

 
 

Solid wall insulation guidance tool for homeowners

21 May 15 - STBA is developing a useful IT tool for homeowners

 
 

Free Heritage and Conservation Courses in Burslem

28 Apr 15 - These courses offer opportunities to gain CPD, Learn about craft and gain accreditation

 

Events

Heritage Solid Plastering specialist applied skills programme NVQ Level 3

This programme is designed to provide practical skills, theoretical knowledge and a recognised qualification to craftspeople who are preparing to specialise in heritage plastering trades.

Understanding Repair & Maintenance of Traditional (Pre-1919) Building

Of interest to the public, historic buildings owners, crafts persons, builders and professionals – the Building Crafts College in conjunction with the Old Royal Naval College is offering 2, two-day courses on Repair & Maintenance of Traditional Buildings.

Lime mortars for traditional brickwork

The day will consist of introductory talks followed by practical demonstrations on how to make a decent lime mortar properly, so that a contractors can use it.