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Edinburgh Traditional Building Festival

Edinburgh’s first traditional building festival will take place 21 – 24 August.


Jul 20, 2012

The festival is being organised by the Edinburgh Traditional Building Forum, a group representing stakeholders from across the sector from architects and surveyors, to suppliers and craftsmen.

The aim of the festival is to celebrate Edinburgh’s traditional buildings and the materials and skills used to maintain them for future generations. The festival is funded by Historic Scotland, Construction Skills Scotland, the National Federation of Roofing Contractors and the Stone Federation of Great Britain, with support from Edinburgh’s Telford College and Edinburgh World Heritage.

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The events will all be held at the offices of Edinburgh World Heritage at 5 Bakehouse Close, 146 Canongate. The programme will include live demonstrations of slating and masonry skills, talks from heritage experts, conservation case studies, walking tours and advice on improving the energy efficiency of traditional buildings.

All events are free. Book tickets via the Edinburgh Festival Fringe...Read more

21 August
10.30 am - Traditional Scottish Roof Slating Practices and Demonstration
Graeme Millar – President of the National Federation of Roofing Contractors

1.00 pm - Traditional Scottish Stone Masonry Practices and Demonstration
Graeme Hadden – Vice President of the Stone Federation Great Britain

22 August
10.30 am - Traditional Property Repairs – Caring for your Building
Jo Parry – Conservation Accredited Architect with Hypostyle Architects

1.00 pm - Geology of Scottish slate and stone
Emily Tracey – Building Stones Conservation Expert at British Geological Survey

3.00 pm - Walking Tour of EWH grant-aided projects
Fiona MacDonald – Conservation Architect at Edinburgh World Heritage

23 August
10.30 am - The making of Edinburgh’s Old and New Towns
Charles McKean – Chairman of EWH, University of Dundee

1.00 pm - Restoration of Acheson House, Edinburgh
Emily Tracey and Fiona MacDonald

3.00 pm - Laser Scanning and Surveying
James Hepher - Historic Scotland

24 August
10.30 am - Improving energy efficiency in traditionally constructed buildings
Roger Curtis – Senior Technical Officer, Historic Scotland Technical Conservation Group

1.00 pm - Lime Mortar, Use of and why
Roz Artis-Young – Director of the Scottish Lime Centre Trust

 



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