Traditional Buildings - Materials and Skills

Posted on 27th February 2018.

                                                          Traditional Buildings - Materials and Skills

                                                        Highlands and Islands Traditional Building Forum

                                                                            Annual Conference

                                                                                     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.