Posted on 27th February 2018.
Traditional Buildings - Materials and Skills
Highlands and Islands Traditional Building Forum
Friday 21 September 2018
Smithton Church Hall
There is a need to ensure that the supply of traditional building materials and skills meets the repair and maintenance needs of the half a million pre-1900 building stock in Scotland. The availability and use of appropriate materials is essential to the supply and demand for traditional buildings skills.
Highlands and Islands Traditional Building Forum (HITBF) has been established to raise the profile of specific issues relating to traditional buildings and building practices. It also aims to highlight the need for more proactive repair and maintenance of traditional buildings.
A one-day conference has been organised by HITBF and will take place on Friday 21 September 2018 in Smithton Church Hall.
The conference will involve a range of presentations on traditional building materials including stone, mortar, timber, metals and glass and will conclude with a case study of the recently completed Inverness Town House repair project.
The event is aimed at conservation and building professionals, contractors, as well as owners of historic buildings and is an opportunity to broaden knowledge and understanding of these important materials and skills.