CPD Delivered to RICS Matrics

The Scottish Traditional Building Forum was pleased to deliver a lead roofing CPD to RICS Matrics in Glasgow this month.


There was a full house, in fact the CPD was sold out within 12 minutes of the details going on line!


This CPD was delivered by the National Federation of Roofing Contractors (http://www.nfrc.co.uk) on behalf of the forum. The CPD was delivered by Alistair White from John Fulton Plumbers (NFRC member) who outlined good practice for the repair and maintenance of roof leadwork.


STBF delivers a series of CPDs free of charge to promote good practice and these are delivered by contractors with no commercial benefit to themselves but to benefit the whole industry.


Please comment on this post if you are interested in STBF delivering CPDs for yourself and someone will be in contact with you to discuss this.


List of CPDs currently offered by Scottish Traditional Building Forum


Sash & Case Window


Topics covered in the CPD include:


  • Repair and maintenance
  • How to make a sash and case window energy efficient
  • When a window can be repaired and how
  • When a window needs to be replaced and how to do this


Adapting Traditional Buildings for Climate Change


  • Outline the expected changes to Scotland’s climate
  • How these will affect traditional buildings
  • How to mitigate the impact of climate change on traditional buildings


Flat Roofing CPD


Topics covered in the CPD include:


  • Carbon Capturing Flat Roofing Materials
  • Safe use of heat and alternatives to heat
  • The high quality of membranes gave birth to the title Reinforced Bitumen Membranes in place of the term “felts “
  • Guarantees – who is guaranteeing what
  • NFRC Householders Guide to Flat Roofing


CPD on Traditional Roof Slating


CPD touches on many topics relevant to the maintenance and upgrade of tradition Scottish slate roofs.


Topics covered in the CPD include:

  • Scottish Slate
  • Properties of – colour, size (random, thickness)
  • Supplies of Scotch Slate
  • 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 an 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)


Roof Leadwork


CPD looks at how to design lead into repair and restoration of traditional buildings -Highlighting on best practice for the laying of lead and examples of what happens when it is done wrongly.


Topic covered in the CPD include:

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


Selecting the Correct Stone


Topics covered include:

  • The importance of stone matching
  • The important elements to consider when matching stone
  • Implications of not matching stone


Stone Cladding


The whole process of cladding with stone.


CE Marking of Stone


Topics covered include:

  • What is CE marking of stone
  • How stone is CE marked
  • Instances where CE marking is not required


Stone Repair and Restoration


This CPD session 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 include:

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


John McKinney

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