Man wearing high vis vest and leather work belt part way through the work of laying slates on a roof.

Repairing a traditional Cornish scantle slate roof © Terry Hughes
Repairing a traditional Cornish scantle slate roof © Terry Hughes

Traditional Roofs Conference

Repair and conservation of traditional roofs: facing the challenge in the 21st century.

When: Tuesday 3 March 2020
Where: Church House, Dean’s Yard, Westminster, London SW1P 3NZ
Price: £145

Traditional roofing materials and techniques have defined the appearance of our built heritage for centuries. They contribute to both the character of individual buildings and wider regional identity. But traditional roofs are under threat from various quarters, including deterioration of materials, theft and vandalism, lack of awareness of vernacular details and introduction of modern techniques.

This major one-day conference reports on Historic England’s latest technical research into the deterioration and conservation of traditional roof coverings including lead, slate and thatch, and discusses recent developments in conservation, repair and energy efficiency of traditional roofs.

The day will be of interest to building conservation professionals, including conservation officers, architects and surveyors, as well as contractors involved in the repair of historic roofs.

Download the conference programme

How to book: Please email [email protected] by Wednesday 26 February

Supported by the IHBC

This event is being supported by the IHBC. Historic England is an IHBC Recognised CPD Provider, and attendance at this event may provide part of the compulsory CPD requirements of a Full or Associate Member.

IHBC bursaries

There are a limited number of bursaries at £50 each for IHBC members who would otherwise find it difficult to meet the cost of attendance. If you wish to apply for a bursary, please contact the IHBC at [email protected] with a statement of need BEFORE booking your conference place. The deadline for IHBC bursary applications has been extended to 7 February 2020. You will be notified about whether you have been successful shortly afterwards, and can then proceed to reserve your conference place using the special IHBC Bursary rate.

Lead roofs on the nave and south aisle of Salisbury Cathedral, Wiltshire © Historic England
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