Maintaining Chimneys, Roofs and Lofty Building Elements
19:30 – 20:30, 24 November 2020
Live online lecture via Zoom
A live illustrated online Zoom presentation of the issues commonly found with high level building elements, focusing on chimneys but also looking at roof, parapet and central gutters along with other typical roof defects.
The talk will explore how these elements are best maintained and what to do when they go wrong in an appropriate conservation manner. Case studies, with a focus on Lurgan rooftops, will be included.
The talk will be presented by Lisa Edden, a Chartered Structural Engineer specialising in conservation and co-author of the guide “Roofs - A Guide to the Repair of Historic Roofs”, published by the Department of Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht in 2010. Lisa is a regular lecturer on various Applied Building Conservation diplomas, as well for the Irish Georgian Society and the Building Limes Forum Ireland.
Hosted by the Lurgan Townscape Heritage Initiative, this talk is being held as part of National Maintenance Week (20th November to 27th November), an annual campaign organised by the Society for the Protection of Ancient Buildings (SPAB) and the Ulster Architectural Heritage Society, which aims to remind people of the simple, maintenance actions which they can undertake to avoid major problems developing in their property.
For more information on other events happening as part of Maintenance Week see:
Booking Terms & Conditions
IT requirements: Please note that this is an online course and will be held via a webinar platform called CrowdCast. You will be sent instructions on how to join the session when you book. To participate, all you need is an internet connection, and a laptop, computer or phone with the ability to play video and audio. On android mobiles/tablets, sessions can be accessed via either Chrome for Android or Firefox for Android. Apple mobile/tablet users will need to download the CrowdCast app.
If you'd like to test your internet speed meets requirements before booking, please use this page on the CrowdCast website.
Accessibility: please contact the SPAB before booking to discuss any special access requirements.