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ONE DAY COURSE – CONSERVATION OF TRADITIONAL THATCH

Tuesday 19th May 2015

Frogmary Green Farm, South Petherton, Somerset

Historic England, in conjunction with the Institute of Historic Building Conservation and the Conservation of Traditional Thatch Group, is holding a one-day seminar on the conservation of traditional thatch at Frogmary Green Farm, South Petherton, Somerset on Tuesday 19th May 2015. 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 Historic England 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 affiliate members working in a local authority is subsidised by Historic England. The discounted rate is £45 for the day, including lunch and refreshments. The normal rate for non-members is £65.

If you are interested in attending, please contact Greg Venn at IHBCSW.events@gmail.com

 

Conservation of Historic Thatch Seminar 2014

English Heritage, in conjunction with the East Anglia Branch of the Institute of Historic Building Conservation and the CoTTG, held a one-day seminar on the conservation of traditional thatch on Wednesday 15th October at Cressing Temple.

The presentations covered 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 was devoted to the issues relating to applications for listed building consent for re-thatching of listed buildings. There was also be an update on the current English Heritage research into the causes of fires in thatched buildings.

The day was 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 was heavily subsidised, as was the rate for specified accompanying colleagues working in a local authority.

 

 

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