The presentations will cover the archaeological and documentary evidence contributing to our understanding of historic thatch and thatching in England, the contribution that historic thatch makes to the significance of historic buildings, the factors contributing to the deterioration of thatch, repair of traditional thatch, and the effect of the introduction of new methods and materials on the authenticity of historic thatched buildings.
Part of the day will be devoted to the issues relating to applications for listed building consent for re-thatching of listed buildings. There will also be an update on the current English Heritage research into the causes of fires in thatched buildings.
The day is aimed primarily at conservation officers and other building conservation professionals, and for this reason the rate for Full IHBC Members or for Affiliates working in a local authority is heavily subsidised, as is the rate for specified accompanying colleagues working in a local authority.
*Qualifying Full IHBC members/Affiliates attending may reserve an additional place at the discounted rate for a local authority colleague (conservation officer, planner, building control officer or elected member) who is not an IHBC member.
Fee includes lunch and refreshments
IHBC Full or Affiliate* - £30 Accompanying non-member (1 accompanying delegate - who must be serving in a local authority - per IHBC member) - £30 General rate - £90
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