CPD Sessions

Listed Property Show CPD Sessions

NEW for 2018

The Listed Property Show provides heritage professionals with a wide range of CPD opportunities. Just attending the show counts towards CPD, plus the wide range of lectures throughout the weekend can be considered as ‘active learning’. However, new for 2018, The Listed Property Show is proud to host dedicated CPD sessions aimed specifically at architects, surveyors, conservation and heritage professionals.

IHBC Consultant & Research Advisor Bob Kindred MBE will be hosting a session on Listed Building Enforcement, COTAC Trustee & IHBC President David McDonald is hosting two sessions over the weekend covering the ‘Changing Landscape of Heritage’ and ‘Heritage Statements’, plus there will be sessions on lime, energy efficiency, windows, planning and roofing.

See below for the current timetable, details will continue to be updated. Saturday’s sessions will be held over rooms 304 and 305, Sunday’s sessions will all be held in room 305. Please note these seminars have limited seating and are allocated on a first come first served basis – book now to avoid disappointment!

CPD sessions are free to attend for all Heritage and Conservation Professionals, to book your space call 01795 844939 or email chloe@lpoc.co.uk


 Saturday 24th February 2018 – Sessions will be held over two rooms, 304 and 305.

 Room 305

 10:30 – A History of Clay Tiles in Roofing

To know what is possible, you must first understand what has past, this compelling CPD guides you through time to understand the roots of traditional heritage roofing. The CPD then considers the pitfalls associated with heritage roofing product selection.

Keymer is the oldest UK manufacturer of genuine hand made clay tiles. All the clay tiles are produced at the company’s factory in Burgess Hill, West Sussex and are unique – each being hand made by master craftsmen using Keymer’s own Wealden clay. The clay tiles offer subtle variations in colour, texture and shape. The result is an individual, timeless product that becomes more impressive with age. The company produces two ranges of plain tiles; the Traditional and the Shire along with three ranges of Peg Tiles: Kent, County and Restoration all available with a comprehensive range of fittings and accessories. Ornamental tiles are also available whilst the company can also produce bespoke hand made clay products like finials, imps and gargoyles.

By Christine Leadbeater (MIoR), Business Development Manager – Heritage & Keymer Tiles


11:45 – The Changing Landscape of Heritage

Over the last few years there has been a dramatic change in the way that heritage is assessed in relation to the built environment. New terminology, such as ‘heritage assets’ and changing guidance from government, particularly the National Planning Policy Framework, give us the opportunity to review current custom and practice in relation to development proposals.

This seminar will assist architects to get to grips with these changes and in particular will deal with the following issues:
• The new language of heritage – heritage assets, significance, impact.
• Conservation Principles and identifying significance.
• Changes to legislation, policy and guidance.
• Changes at Historic England, including ‘enhanced services’
• Heritage Statements – their use in planning and listed building applications.
• Sources of further advice and guidance.

This session will aim to achieve the following objectives:
• To learn the meaning and use of new terminology.
• To understand how significance is analysed.
• To gain an overview of changes to heritage and planning control.
• To learn the basics about heritage statements.

By David McDonald, BSc, Dip TP, Dip Cons (AA), IHBC President, COTAC Trustee and Director, Historic Environment Training Ltd

13:30 – Making Renewable Energy Work in Listed Properties

This CPD by the UK’s most experienced installers of renewable energy into Listed Properties will give you an insight into why renewable energy systems are so well suited to period properties and historic houses. The session will focus primarily on heating technologies such as ground source heat pumps and biomass boilers and will be of interest to industry professionals and listed property owners alike.

By Edward Levien, Consultant Engineer at ISO Energy

14:45 – Solid Wall Insulation: Retrofitting Sympathetically with Wood Fibre

The requirement for improved energy efficiency in today’s homes has been a hot topic over recent years. However, improving insulation in traditional, listed properties requires very different considerations than new builds and properties generally built after the 1920’s. Wood Fibre has a number of benefits which lends itself to the successful retrofit of solid wall buildings and can actually improve the internal living environment beyond the improvement to thermal and acoustic insulation. Steve Ruggier, who specialises in the specification of Pavatex Wood Fibre Insulation systems, will present an introduction to this subject aimed to guide you through the options and processes. For questions, information and wood fibre display systems visit the Mike Wye & Associates stand A1.

By Andrew Mitchell, Managing Director NBT at Mike Wye and Associates

16:00 – The Resources Behind Listed Building Prosecutions

When the listing of buildings was introduced over 70 years ago it also became a criminal offence to undertake works of alteration extension or demolition without consent. Today this is defined as heritage crime. Owners and occupiers, policy managers and practitioners need to be aware of the potential consequences of undertaking work without local authority approval.

This seminar will assist practitioners and others in dealing with:

  • Explain the sources for assessing the type and magnitude of offences
  • Evolving government policy advice and sentencing guidance
  • The penalties for proven offences

The session will also aim to achieve the following objectives

  • Deal with the statutory defences for works done in advance of consent
  • Give some illustrated case examples
  • Explain how local authorities should approach the issue systematically

By Bob Kindred MBE, IHBC Consultant & Research Adviser

Room 304

 10:30 – Easy to Use Lime Solutions for Restoration and Conservation

Since it’s foundation in 2002, Lime Green Products the UK’s leading manufacturer of high quality lime mortars, plasters and renders, has been supplying easy to use products for the renovation and conservation of listed and old buildings. This CPD offers an introduction to those products most frequently required for these projects, and will include details of The Lime Centre’s colour matching service with our lime mortars and renders.  FAQ’s on lime use and applications will be addressed. You will be introduced to some of Lime Green’s best selling and easy to use alternatives to traditional lime production.  Finally, the CPD will provide an introduction to the Warmshell internal wall insulation system using woodfibre panels and breathable Solo onecoat lime plaster, including a How To installation video. Designed to provide an energy efficient insulation solution in listed or old buildings where external modifications are not an option.

By Dominic Putnam, Marketing & Business Development at Lime Green Products

11:45 – Conservation & Restoration of Period Architectural Joinery

Conservation vs. Restoration

The presentation will consider when it is correct to simply  conserve a period feature in its existing state and when restoration is appropriate, with discussion around the appropriate degree of restoration, including the correct methods and materials that should be used.

Priceless Patination

The importance of identifying and protecting patination will be discussed in detail, with guidance on the correct methods of cleaning and polishing to safeguard and preserve the innate value of original joinery, prolonging the life of these unique architectural treasures.

Stop Sanding!

A key focus of the presentation will consider the irreversible damage caused by Sanders and why they should never be used, including technical insight into the destruction of grain, colour and distinctive appearance and the eradication of patination.

Detailed case studies will be referenced throughout to provide working examples of the artisan craftsmanship, traditional materials and restoration techniques used.

By Vincent Reed, Conservator Restorer Consultant at Vincent Reed

13:00 – Timber Window Solutions

Join Ventrolla, the sash window renovation experts, for their Timber Window Solutions talk – aimed at all historic building owners who love the period charm of their sash windows but hate the draughts, rattles, rot and expensive heat loss. With over 30 years’ experience of renovating timber windows, Ventrolla’s presentation will encompass all aspects of the sash window, from a brief History to how improvements can be made to its energy efficiency without altering the appearance. Having worked closely with English Heritage, Historic England, Historic Scotland and CADW, Ventrolla pride themselves on being go-to the sash window experts throughout the UK. Their crack team of sash window gurus will be on hand to answer any of your burning questions too.  The presentation will include:

  • History of the timber Sash Window
  • Timber Window Renovation
  • Performance Upgrade Options
  • Double and Secondary Glazing Solutions (if permitted)
  • Testing and compliance
  • Green Facts

Ventrolla are RIBA approved, so any Architects attending can get double points towards their annual CPD hours if they submit their names to them on the day (certificates will follow in the weeks after the exhibition).

By Chris Herrington & Dave Tiller, Regional Sales Managers at Ventrolla, The Sash Window Renovation Specialists

14:15 – Navigating the Consent Regime – A Guide to Obtaining Planning Permission and Listed Building Consent

Pegasus Group is a leading national development consultancy with a wealth of experience in navigating the Planning Permission and Listed Building Consent regimes. As members of the Planning and Heritage Teams, Alex and Hannah specialise in obtaining consent for works to both Listed and Non-Listed Buildings as well as development within historically sensitive areas throughout the country.

Are you looking to extend or alter your property? Have you had permission refused, or do you need advice on whether you require consent for these works? Alex and Hannah will provide an overview to navigating the planning system with regard to heritage assets, including: the implications of designation, types of planning consent and when they are required, and how to secure consent for your proposed works.

By Alex Robinson MRTPI, IHBC – Associate Heritage Planner and Hannah Armstrong ACIfA – Principal Heritage Consultant at Pegasus Group

15:30 – A Toolkit for Energy Improvements to Historic Buildings

This intensive seminar will provide delegates with advice for improving the energy efficiency of historic buildings. Subjects covered will include:

• What does the law say?
• How do the Building Regulations impact upon historic structures?
• Dispelling the myth that old is inefficient.
• What will the conservation officer be looking for?
• The ‘do’s and don’ts of improving energy efficiency.
• Practical ideas for enhancing the performance of historic building.

Using examples and case studies this seminar will offer delegates ideas and advice specifically tailored towards improving the energy efficiency in historic buildings.

By Stephen Simkins RIBA – Architect and Partner at West Waddy ADP 

 Sunday 25th February

 Room 305

11:00 – Tablets of Stone: Getting the Most Out of Heritage Statements

Heritage statements have become an essential part of the planning and listed building consent process, but do they contribute to making a successful application? Sometimes they are required as part of a design and access statement and sometimes they are stand-alone documents. Do they really assist conservation officers and planners in their consideration of proposals, and they limited by a one-size-fits all approach?

This interactive seminar, which allows delegates to work through examples, will assist architects in understanding more about these documents, and in particular will deal with the following issues:

• How to structure a heritage statement.
• What sort of information should be supplied?
• How to adapt the presentation to different types of application.
• What is the appropriate level of detail?
• How to run the arguments.
• Sources of further advice and guidance.

This session will aim to achieve the following objectives:

• To understand the policy background of heritage statements and their use in the planning system.
• To learn how to structure their contents.
• To gain a sense of proportionality in their production.
• To learn how to set out an effective argument for a proposal.

 By David McDonald, BSc, Dip TP, Dip Cons (AA), IHBC President, COTAC Trustee and Director, Historic Environment Training Ltd

12:45 – Secondary Glazing for Listed Buildings and New Build Applications

Granada works with architects across the UK on a huge variety of award-winning construction and renovation projects, providing a cost-effective way to meet building regulation requirements whilst achieving excellent thermal and acoustic insulation. The CPD seminar provides specifiers and architects with a better understanding of the benefits of secondary glazing and to highlight the importance of early stage design within listed buildings.

By Mike Latham, Commercial Director at Granada Glazing

14:00 – Using Conservation Principles as a Design Tool

Early engagement with the Heritage status of your building can lead to positive and innovative design proposals that celebrate the uniqueness of your project and can avoid abortive work in the long run.  A co-ordinated approach from the outset will lead to stronger tender information, ore accurate pricing and more efficient delivery through the planning process and construction phases.

By CgMs Consulting – RPS Group

15:00 – Specifying Replacement Windows and Doors for Heritage Projects, with a special feature on Pilkington Spacia(TM) vacuum-cavity, ultra-thin glazing.

How has window and door design changed through time and what were the key reasons for change? What should you look to achieve when specifying products for a conservation area or Listed property? How can you introduce modern technologies and performance without jeopardising traditional aesthetic? An introduction to Pilkington Spacia(TM) vacuum-cavity, ultra-thin glazing and how it solves the issues with slim double glazing units that do not meet industry performance standards.

By David Brown, Sales Director for Gowercroft Joinery and Garry Parrott, Product Manager for NSG/Pilkington