THATCH CPD reminder: ‘Conservation of Thatch’, 17 May, Peterborough

Conservation of Thatch 2017Another remarkable day of IHBC-recognised CPD on the ‘Conservation of Thatch’, is on offer on 17 May, in Peterborough, with fees supported by Historic England. 

The day will be of interest to conservation officers and other building conservation professionals, thatchers, and those responsible for the maintenance and repair of thatched buildings.

During the afternoon there will be practical demonstrations of the three main thatch types. There will also be an update on the current Historic England research into the causes of fires in thatched buildings. 

Topics encompass:

  • Introduction to different types of thatch: Current issues
  • Thatching traditions in the East Midlands
  • Demonstration: Long straw thatch preparation
  • How does thatch contribute to the significance of historic buildings
  • Re-thatching: Guidance, principles and policies
  • Assessing options for repair
  • Current issues, coping with shortages
  • Dealing with applications for listed building consent
  • Thatch repair – practical considerations and demonstrations
  • Fire risk in thatched roofs 

The cost of attending is £40 plus VAT for IHBC members and £60 plus VAT for non-members, including lunch and refreshments.

Venue: The Northampton Suite, East of England Showground at Peterborough

 

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