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14 May 2015 < Back

PCA joins forces with the SPAB to deliver an industry first Training

 A one-day course ‘Alternative Repair Strategies for Traditional Repair,’ will bring together heritage experts from SPAB with delegates from the preservation sector to look at strategies for working on traditional buildings.

spabThe event takes place on Thursday 18 June 2015, at the PCA’s new practical training facility in Huntingdon.

Steve Hodgson, Chief Executive of the PCA, said: “This is the first time that we have had the heritage sector delivering training to the preservation sector in this way and we are delighted it has been made possible.

“It is aimed at those working on traditional buildings, defined as solid-walled properties pre-dating about 1919.

“The focus is on how traditional methods of repair can be embraced in these modern times.”

“PCA members understand that traditional buildings differ fundamentally in construction from modern ones and this can necessitate the use of repair strategies that are sympathetic and complementary to the original structure.

“As these buildings represent no less than 20 per cent of the country’s housing stock, there’s a compelling case to look at them in isolation.”

Douglas Kent, Technical and Research Director at SPAB, added: “The course will explain how traditionally constructed buildings differ in their construction, introduce delegates to the SPAB’s philosophy of ‘conservative repair’ and make clear the legal controls.”

The cost of the training, which includes practical workshop sessions and demonstrations, is £245 for PCA members or £295 for non-members.

Demand for the course has been such that the first date has already sold out but to find out more and to register interest for further dates, click on the button below.

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