HISTORIC ENGLAND is planning a Traditional Roofs conference in March 2020 to present and discuss the roof conservation issues the organisation has been researching over the last few years.
Entitled ‘Repair and conservation: facing the challenge in the 21st century’, the day-long conference taking place in London on 3 March 2020 features several speakers who are well-known in the UK roofing sector.
The day conference 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.
Traditional Roofs Programme
Introduced by Historic England’s chief executive, Duncan Wilson who will outline the organisation’s recent roofing research and guidance, the day will be divided into four chaired sessions (see programme below).
|9:00||Registration & coffee|
|9:30||Welcome & Introduction: Historic England roofing research & guidance, and current issues||Duncan Wilson
|Session 1: Metal roofing|
|9:45||Lead theft and churches: Challenges and responses: case studies||Dr David Knight,
Church of England
|10:10||Alternatives to lead roofing: Historic England guidance||Dr Dale Dishon
|10:35||Terne-coated stainless steel: Detailing for optimum performance||Keith Roberts
Keith Roberts Consulting
|Session 2: Stone and slate roofing|
|11:30||Regional roofing: Vernacular roofing details: research and guidance||Terry Hughes
Stone & Slate Consultants
|11.50||Slate and stone slate roofing: Guidance & development of code of practice||Chris Wood
|12:20||Sourcing slate and stone slate for roofing:
Small metamorphic slates for conservation
Case study: safeguarding Horsham stone slate
Sourcing stone slates
Horsham District Council
|Session 3: Roofing research update|
|14.20||Building Stone Database for England||Clara Willett
|14. 40||Deterioration of lead roofs: Update on recent HE research and guidance||Chris Wood|
|Session 4: Modern roofing practice|
|15.30||Moisture-related risks in roof spaces: principles and effect of modern practices||Dr Bill Bordass|
|16.00||Roof space environments in domestic buildings: Historic England research||Dr Brian Ridout
|16.30||Questions & discussion|