Historic Scotland vernacular buildings conference

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A one day conference exploring vernacular buildings, materials commonly used in their construction and case studies on the conservation, repair and maintenance of these structures.

Date: Wednesday 16th February 2011 Time: 9:30am – 5pm (Including tour)
Venue: New Lanark Mill Hotel

Programme
9.30 Welcome
9.40 Care & repair of Scotland’s vernacular buildings
10.05 Early Portland cement and mass concrete
10.30 Brick in vernacular construction
Coffee
11.30 Turf & wood in vernacular structures
11.55 Buildings of the Scottish coal industry
12.20 Extreme random rubble
12.45 Timber and the Scottish vernacular
Lunch
14.20 Scottish stone dry walling
14.45 St Kilda – Scotland’s world class vernacular
15.10 Regional case study
Questions
15.45 – 17.00 Tour of New Lanark Mill (optional)

The conference will end with an optional tour of the picturesque New Lanark Mill, one of the five Unesco World Heritage Sites in Scotland. The fee for this conference is £35

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