Historic Roof Coverings 2

Historic Roof Coverings 2. Slate, Lead & other Sheet Materials

SPAB Dorset

22/06/2022 - 22/06/2022
Introductory, General Interest, Members only
Virtual event: held online
United Kingdom

Free (members' only)

Event details

Wednesday 22 June, 17.30-19.30

Join our Dorset Group for a teatime Zoom talk on historic roof coverings, including slate, lead, and other sheet materials. This talk is led by historic building consultant, Kevin Stubbs. It is the final in a series of six online talks run by our Dorset Group. Members can access recordings of past talks via the members' area.

Places are free but we welcome donations. We will be recording the talk.

The webinar will cover:

  • Slate, Metamorphic and stone, history and quarrying, problems of failure, selection of materials and repair.
  • Lead, flashings and lead sheet, problems including under sheet corrosion, acid attack, correct detailing and installation.
  • Other sheet materials including copper, zinc & corrugated iron.
  • Rainwater disposal.


Please note: this is a virtual talk and will be held on Zoom


About the speaker: Kevin Stubbs BA (HonsArch). DipBldgCons (AA). IHBC. CertEd.

Kevin Stubbs is a Historic Buildings Consultant and comes with qualifications in education, archaeology and building conservation. In his early life he was director of an Archaeological field unit. For many years he was Principal Historic Buildings Conservation Officer for Hampshire County Council, later acted as the Director of a Museum & Building Conservation Centre in Hampshire and since 2007 has run his own Historic Building Consultancy.

He advises on the repair and maintenance of historic structures and provides training at all levels for the building conservation industry. Since 1977 he has been an advisor to a very active local Buildings Preservation Trust. He undertakes the Historic Analysis of buildings and produces: Statements of Significance; Method Statements; Impact Assessments and Specifications for the repair and conservation of traditional buildings and undertakes project management.

Since 1972 he has lectured on various aspects of the historic environment & for the last 30 years for various CPD providers, Universities and national building conservation organizations including RICS, IHBC, CPD Essentials and the Weald and Downland Museum

About the Dorset Regional Group
The Dorset Group was formed in 2009 by Jessica Sutcliffe, who continued to organise events and visits for local members for many years. Jessica has now taken a step back and a new committee has formed to take the group forward, chaired by Anton Fraser.

Booking Terms & Conditions

Accessibility: please contact the Group Organiser before booking to discuss any special access requirements.

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