Architectural Conservation CPD 2023 Programme - 26th Apr 2023 to 29th Nov 2023

As part of Perth City Heritage Fund we deliver activities and training every year. Over the past few years this has included delivering a series of CPD talks on Architectural Conservation. If you are looking to refresh your conservation knowledge or encounter historic buildings as part of your work portfolio, but have limited knowledge of the best conservation practice to employ when approaching a project involving traditional buildings, then this is the CPD programme for you.

Traditional and historic buildings are an integral part of Perth and Kinross’s built environment with many of its population centres, such as Perth, celebrated for their rich historic character. Whilst valued, historic buildings are often considered difficult to maintain, expensive to repair and their traditional methods of construction complicated to refurbish and align with modern building regulations. This series of CPDs will give you the tools to help unlock their potential.

The new programme has now been confirmed and tickets are live on Eventbrite.

All sessions will take place on the final Wednesday of the set month between 12:30-1:30pm.

Sessions will all be recorded for those who can’t make the times or who wish to re-watch them, and attendance certificates will be provided.

2023 Programme

Weds 26 AprilSt John’s Kirk, Perth: A Case Study – Emma Berry, LDN Architects
Weds 31 MayKirriemuir Conservation Area Regeneration Scheme – Paul Fretwell, @rchitects Scotland
Weds 28 JuneReinstating Traditional External Lime Finishes – Roz Artis, Scottish Lime Centre
Weds 25 OctoberThe Scottish Brick Industry – Moses Jenkins, Historic Environment Scotland
Weds 29 NovemberThe Importance of 19th & 20th Century Mosaics to the Built Environment – Helen Miles, Helen Miles Mosaics

We look forward to seeing you at the first talk in April!

Book Tickets


As usual we are offering a block booking discount (buy 5 tickets for the price of 4) as well a discounts for students and Local Planning Authority Officers. Please contact us for discount codes before booking.

Additional Practical Session – Sash & Case windows!

There are 5 talks this year and a CPD Practical Masterclass on repair/conservation of traditional sash & case windows and other timber architectural elements.

The focus of this short afternoon masterclass will be to allow participants to try some of the conservation techniques first hand to gain a better understanding of some of the considerations involved in decision making in relation to the retention of timber elements in historic architecture .

Topics covered will include:

  • A presentation on conservation of sash & case windows & architectural woodwork
  • Insight into materials and analysis
  • Conservation ethos and approach
  • Practical work on restoring a sash and case window
  • Repairs with linseed oil putty and sand mastic
  • Resin consolidation of diminished timbers

This practical learning CPD will enhance your understanding of heritage windows, doors & wooden fittings, timber types, their properties and availability today and increase awareness of the options available and techniques employed when assessing and specifying conservation work on these vital elements of a building.

The Masterclass is being run by Jonathan Schiavone, The Woodkeeper and will be held at Lower City Mills on Wednesday the 4 Oct from 13:00 – 16:00

Tickets are £40 + £4.04 booking fee and can be booked via this link


Perth City Heritage Fund is funded by Historic Environment Scotland.

Perth City Heritage Fund

Perth and Kinross Heritage Trust is an IHBC recognised CPD provider.

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