IHBC applauds support for Conservation Officer attendance at ‘Through the Looking Glass : A Future for Historic Windows’, 27-28 June, Cirencester

housing sketchThe IHBC has warmly welcomed the call for Conservation Officer attendance and bursary applications to the not-for-profit joint conference on ‘… Historic Windows’, 27-28 June in Cirencester.

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… Conservation officers are at the forefront of decision making…

Marianne Suhr writes:

This conference, supported by SPAB, STBA and The Green Register, comes at a critical time for historic windows as pressure mounts to make our buildings more energy efficient.

The focus is on saving historic fabric whilst addressing the demands of climate change.  25 experts will bring together arguments from both sides of the heritage and sustainability sectors.

Conservation officers are at the forefront of decision making, and are crucial to the future strategy.

We are particularly keen to welcome them to our conference.

Bursary applications are open to anyone who would not otherwise have the means to attend.

The organisers write:

The push to insulate our homes due to rising cost of energy, but also the challenge of climate change, is rightly pointing a spotlight on draughty sashes and casements. This two-day conference, supported by SPAB, brings together experts in the history, repair and retrofit of historic windows, and the design and manufacture of new joinery. It will be of interest to anyone who would like to join the debate and understand more. We will be covering:

  • Understanding the history and significance of windows
  • Clues for dating windows based on physical evidence
  • Historic glass and modern glazing systems
  • Specifying repair, and paint finishes
  • The science of heat loss and retrofitting existing windows Justifying the case for replacement, and looking at the options

As well as 25 specialist presenters, there will be demonstrators and trade stands. We are also including a guided evening walk around the beautiful old town of Cirencester to study historic windows in-situ and apply the knowledge that we have gained during the first day.

Bursary Places

We have a limited number of non-residential bursary places at £175.

Eligible applicants are those who would not otherwise have the means to attend. If you would like to be considered for a bursary place, please email Marianne Suhr: marianne@oldhouseconsultancy.co.uk and include details of how attendance at the conference would assist in your work. Please also provide an overview of your financial circumstances. All applications will be treated in confidence…

A plea from the organisers:

This is an independent, NOT FOR PROFIT event. We are not underwritten by a large organisation. It can only proceed if we gain enough bookings to cover the advance deposits that are required. We therefore kindly ask, PLEASE BOOK YOUR PLACE EARLY to help us plan our cash flow and avoid the risk of cancellation. Places are also limited, and will be available on a first come, first served basis. THANK YOU.

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