Doors Open Day Event in Glasgow

There was a free to attend traditional building skills and materials exhibition and talks as part of Doors Open Day in Glasgow which was kindly hosted by Architecture & Design Scotland at The Lighthouse, Glasgow.


There were a series of expert talks for everyone to enjoy and ask questions. Experts were also be present throughout the day to answer specific questions.


  • 11.00am – Alasdair White (National Federation of Roofing Contractors) Roof Leadwork – what to do and what not to do!
  • 11.30am – Simon Roberts (Scottish Government) – The Tenement Act and encouraging owners to work with their neighbours
  •  12 noon – Colin Tennant (Historic Scotland) Repairing and maintaining your traditional building; what you need to know
  •  1.00pm – Michelle De Bruin – Stone Carving
  •  2.00pm – Graeme Frame (Stone Federation Great Britain) How to Undertake Stone Repairs
  •  3.00pm- Sash & Case Windows – Historic Scotland Presentation with Rowen and Scott giving a practical demonstration


There were also a couple of demonstrations throughout the day with Stacie Allan and Rowen Baird demonstrating 3D scanning & printing and joinery skills through their Heritage Lottery Fund Bursary Placements.


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John McKinney

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