An expert view on conservation

Clara Willett of Historic England

Organised in partnership with Historic England, Conservation Day at last year’s Stone Show provided a fascinating look at a varied range of topics spanning conservation within the stone industry, and you can now view all three sessions from the days programme online. These are:

Responsible sourcing of building stone: online tools
Introduction by chair Tim Yates, Principal Consultant, Built Environment Team - BRE
Clara Willett, Senior Building Conservation Advisor – Historic England discusses the launch of The Building Stones Database for England; Ali Davey, Project Manager, Traditional Skills & Materials - Historic Environment Scotland, and Jim Hart, Sustainability Consultant - JH Sustainability Ltd, introduce Historic Environment Scotland’s Stone Carbon Calculator; and Dr Andy King, Technical Director & Principal Geologist – Geckoella Ltd, looks at identifying and sourcing building stone on a small scale for the repair of historic buildings.

Understanding stone in relation to climate change: a selection of current research projects
Introduction by chair Clara Willett, Senior Architectural Conservator - Historic England
Chris McLean, Senior Works Manager - Commonwealth War Graves Commission
Jon Gedling, Director of Works - Commonwealth War Graves Commission, and Chris McLean, Senior Works Manager - Commonwealth War Graves Commission explore climate change adaptations on the Commonwealth War Graves Commission estate including enzyme cleaning trials; Dr Philip Skipper, Researcher - Lincoln University & Consultant - Philip Skipper Heritage Science Services, and Dr Lynda Skipper, Senior Lecturer & Programme Leader - Lincoln University, look at understanding and measuring how stone properties influence biological growth; Andrew More, Senior Building Services Engineer - Historic England, discusses treating organic growth using UVC light; and finally Michael Sheppard, Deputy Director - Cathedrals Workshop Fellowship (on behalf of the Institute of Conservation (Icon)), presents Conserving the past, building the future: a collaborative approach.

Sustainable supply of roofing stone and slate
Introduction by chair Alison Henry, Head of Building Conservation - Historic England
Alison Henry, Head of Building Conservation - Historic England, and Ian Ramsay, Sales Manager - Burlington Slate Ltd. Ian Ramsay, Sales Manager - Burlington Slate Ltd, presents Cumbrian Slate: traditional production for heritage projects; John Owens, Technical Sales Manager - Breedon Group, presents Welsh Slate roofing: 5 million years old and still going strong; and lastly Richard Jordan, Technical Trainer/Assessor & Building Conservation Consultant - Jordan Roofing Ltd, presents Thorpe Satchville case study: Swithland Slate.

Watch all the videos now, here.