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CPD series on Traditional Building Maintenance

Start date: 31-03-2022 End date: 31-03-2022

2022 brings in our first series of CPD on the subject of Traditional Building Maintenance.

They will be delivered as a lunchtime series on the last Thursday of the month over the next four months starting with Roof Leadwork delivered by Steve McLennan of the National Federation of Roofing Contractors (NFRC) on Thursday 31st March 2022 at 12.30 – 13.30


Topics covered in the CPD will include:

  • Platforms – covers flat areas
  • Watergates – joining stone and slate
  • Weatherings – to cornices and parapet walls
  • Cladding – walls and dormers
  • Gutters – centre valley, tapered and box
  • Flashings – abutments
  • Aprons – bottom of windows, slopes etc

Following on from this will be:


Stone Repair and Restoration by Graeme Frame and Marcus Paine of Stone Federation Great Britain (SFGB) on Thursday 28th April 2022 at 12.30 – 13.30

This CPD will cover the repair and restoration of stone in Scottish traditional buildings. The session will look at masonry failures and the best solutions for them.

Topics covered in the CPD will include:

  • Stone matching
  • Detailing
  • Common causes of damage
  • Different techniques for their repair


Roof Slating by Graeme Millar of the NFRC on Thursday 26th May 2022 at 12.30 – 13.30

This CPD touches on the many topics relevant to the maintenance and upgrade of traditional Scottish slate roofs

Topics covered in the CPD will include:

  • Scottish slate
  • Supplies of Scottish slate
  • Properties of –  colour, size (random thickness)
  • Alternative slates available
  • When to re-slate and when to repair
  • When to redress and reuse slate introducing minimum new slates
  • When to totally strip and re-slate
  • When re-roofing gives you the opportunity to retrofit insulation to roof voids
  • Comparisons of finished roofs with different slates (especially those on terraced/tenement properties where the new slate abuts a roof with Scotch slate, good and bad examples)


Climate Change Adaptation for Traditional Buildings (Delivered by TBC…) Thursday 30th June 2022 at 12.30 – 13.30

More details will be updated

31-03-2022 - 31-03-2022
12:30 - 13:30
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