9.45 Coffee and registration
10.15 Welcome IHBC
10.20 Robyn Pender, Historic England
An overview of damp in historic buildings: sources, movement mechanisms and effects
10.50 Brian Ridout, Ridout Associates Limited
Historic England's research into the behaviour of moisture in timber roofs and floors
11.50 Iain McCaig, Historic England
The implications of Historic England's research for improving the thermal performance of timber roofs
12.20 Questions
12.30 Lunch

Afternoon programme

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2.00 David Luard or Hugh Harrison*
The effects of environment on fine wood carvings
2.30 Tim Greensmith, Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios
Conserving Shrewsbury Flaxmill Maltings; a case study focussing on the ethical issues around correcting original construction defects
3.00 Tea
3.30 Bob Hill,
Historic Building Advisory Service
Buildings pathology: a practical guide to investigating sources of moisture and recognising
the evidence of fabric failures
4.00 Tim Floyd, Floydconsult
Are chemicals ever necessary? An overview of biological decay mechanisms and the options
for treatment
4.30 Questions
4.45 Intro to next event

* Details of speakers to be confirmed nearer the time

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