Listed Property Show Talks

Please note details below are from the 2017 show, 2018 details will be updated soon.

 

Talks at The Listed Property Show 2017

Saturday 18th February

10-30 – The do’ and don’ts of Finding a Restoration Builder

By Bryan Williamson of B Williamson and Daughters


11:15 – Ask the Experts

Our Ask The Experts panel will be on hand to discuss a multitude of topics regarding owning a listed home. The panel will be led by LPOC’s conservation advisor Peter Bell and will be joined by experts from the Society for the Protection of Ancient Buildings (SPAB), Historic England, specialist architect Purcell, law specialist Suzanne Bowman, LPOC’s VAT advisor Dave Brown and Insurance advisor Alex Ward. Come armed with your pressing issues and concerns and join in the debate.

Your experts for the day are:

Peter Bell, Conservation Advisor at LPOC
Peter spent 27 years as conservation officer in local government and has a hands on approach to building conservation having restored his medieval farmhouse and family home. He also helps LPOC members with technical enquiries on a day-to-day basis.

Emily Gee, Planning Director for London at Historic England
Emily Gee FSA IHBC, is Historic England’s London Planning Director and served as Head of Listing Advice from 2011 to 2016. She has an MA in Architectural History and a diploma in Building Conservation. Emily has published on Victorian and Edwardian housing for working women, listing and diversity.

Douglas Kent, Technical and Research Director at SPAB
Douglas Kent is a chartered building surveyor specialising in building conservation. He also serves on many committees associated with the historic built environment. Douglas owns a grade I-listed medieval house in Essex, currently undergoing extensive renovation.

Dave Brown, VAT Advisor at LPOC
Dave Brown has over 40 years’ experience, both with HMRC and as a VAT consultant.  Dave has been VAT adviser to the Listed Property Owners Club, since 1997.  Dave is able to provide comprehensive information relating to potential VAT relief that still exists.

Suzanne Bowman, Partner at Adams & Remers LLP
Suzanne is a solicitor and partner at law firm Adams & Remers LLP.  She is a specialist in listed buildings and residential property. Suzanne is widely regarded as an expert in listed property issues.

Theo Manzaroli, Architect at Purcell
Theo has over 20 years’ experience as a qualified architect and has a strong portfolio of projects in the private residential sector.  Theo has particular interest in the innovative and exciting reuse of existing buildings, often with historic significance and located in sensitive settings.  Theo is happy to answer your questions and offer expert advice specific to your listed or historic home.

Alex Ward, Insurance Advisor at LPOC
Alex has a wealth of knowledge around insuring listed and thatched properties. He can offer tailored advice to listed property owners and has access to a range of insurance solutions to address specific concerns or requirements.


12:30 – Control of Dampness

Dampness is the biggest cause of deterioration in old buildings. Standard solutions that are applied for its treatment in modern buildings may be highly inappropriate and ineffective in traditionally constructed properties. This presentation explains the nature and causes of dampness, how to accurately diagnose it and the range of methods suitable for its control in older (pre-1919) buildings.

By Douglas Kent of SPAB


13:15 – Surveys

Listed Building Surveys discusses the main issues to consider when buying or owning a Listed Building, why lime mortar is so important and will show some examples of frost damage caused by cement mortar.

By Dr Duncan Philips of Listed Building Surveys


14:00 – House History

Tracing the history of your period home, focusing on what value this adds to your property as well as how you can use architectural clues and original records in archives and libraries to bring the story of your house to life.

By Nick Barratt of House Detectives


14:45 – Understanding your traditional window and its care; a user’s guide

Louise will look at how windows can contribute to the significance of your home, how to repair them, their thermal performance and what to do when replacement is necessary. She will explain the relevant legislation and policy, giving the home owner confidence in who to ask for help and when.

By Louise Brennan of Historic England


15:30 – How to get the best from your listed building

How historic research and an understanding of a building’s heritage significance can form sensitive change that is beneficial to the owner and acceptable to statutory bodies and local authorities.

By Chris Betts and Jon Wright of Purcell Architects


Sunday 19th February

10:30 – House History

A beginner’s guide to researching the history of your house “Every House Has A Storey”.

By Ellen Leslie of Ellen Leslie Ltd Historical Research


11:15 – Lobbying for Government Support for Listed Property Owners

As owners of listed buildings we have all suffered some dreadful blows over the past few years, and The Listed Property Owners’ Club hears daily of how these have affected us. Due to this LPOC wanted to create a voice in Parliament via an All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) to represent owners and to fight our corner. Powerful campaigning by the Club has now led to the creation of the first APPG on Listed Properties, made up of MPs who want to press the Government for tax and planning reform.

This session will help give you an insight into how Parliament can be used to secure change for listed property owners. We will cover all the key questions such as:

How do you lobby Parliament? What challenges will we face and how can we overcome them? Will Brexit hamper our chances of success? What exactly is an All-Party Parliamentary Group and how can it help me? Is there appetite in Parliament for supporting listed property owners? What can we hope to achieve? What can I do as a listed property owner to help this campaign?

There will be the chance for questions during the session.

James King, Head of Parliamentary Office for Craig Mackinlay MP, APPG coordinator.

James is the Head of the Parliamentary Office for Craig Mackinlay, Member of Parliament for South Thanet. Leading on policy and legislation, James was instrumental in the forming of the All Party Parliamentary Group for Listed Properties and will play a key role in its future development.  Before entering Parliament four years ago James worked at one of the most famous listed properties in the world; Buckingham Palace.


12:00 – BBC Antiques Roadshow’s Mark Hill

Join BBC Antiques Roadshow expert Mark Hill at the Listed Property Show where he is speaking about how to furnish a listed property and bring it back to life with antiques. He will draw on his own many years of experience of buying at auction, and his time spent restoring his own listed property in London back to its original 19th century state (with some 21st century adaptions). Formerly a specialist in the collectors departments at Bonham’s and Sotheby’s in London, he is now an author, publisher, TV presenter, and a leading dealer in fine 20th century Czech & decorative glass.


12:45 – Ask the Experts

Our Ask The Experts panel will be on hand to discuss a multitude of topics regarding owning a listed home. The panel will be led by LPOC’s conservation advisor Peter Bell and will be joined by experts from the Society for the Protection of Ancient Buildings (SPAB), Historic England, specialist architect Purcell, law specialist Suzanne Bowman, LPOC’s VAT advisor Dave Brown and Insurance advisor Maxine Maloney. Come armed with your pressing issues and concerns and join in the debate.

Your experts for the day are:

Peter Bell, Conservation Advisor at LPOC
Peter spent 27 years as conservation officer in local government and has a hands on approach to building conservation having restored his medieval farmhouse and family home. He also helps LPOC members with technical enquiries on a day-to-day basis.

John Neale, Planning Director for the East of England at Historic England
John Neale has worked for Historic England (formerly English Heritage) for sixteen years prior to his appointment as Planning Director for Historic England in the East of England.  In that time he has been an Inspector and then Principal Inspector of Historic Buildings and Areas, dealing with the full range of Planning Group’s work in the region but especially proposals to alter and adapt historic houses and other buildings.  He has also been closely involved in the development of Historic England’s approach to new work to historic churches and to the setting of historic sites and places.  A graduate in Modern History, he worked for nine years for the Georgian Group prior to joining Historic England.

Dave Brown, VAT Advisor at LPOC
Dave Brown has over 40 years’ experience, both with HMRC and as a VAT consultant.  Dave has been VAT adviser to the Listed Property Owners Club, since 1997.  Dave is able to provide comprehensive information relating to potential VAT relief that still exists.

Will Holborow, Heritage Consultant at Purcell
We deal with all buildings and environments, big or small, any age and any style.  If you’re renovating your listed home, your life gets simpler if you know about the building than the Conservation Officer.  An architect by background, Will started to specialise early in his career in the conservation of historic buildings, working as a conservation officer in a number of local authorities in Liverpool, Chester, Oxfordshire and Westminster. At Historic England he advised government departments and agencies on the care of their historic estates.

Suzanne Bowman, Partner at Adams & Remers LLP
Suzanne is a solicitor and partner at law firm Adams & Remers LLP.  She is a specialist in listed buildings and residential property. Suzanne is widely regarded as an expert in listed property issues.

Maxine Maloney, Insurance Advisor at LPOC Insurance Services
Maxine has worked in insurance for the past eleven years and has a great deal of experience with listed, thatched and period properties. Maxine is the manager of the LPOC Insurance Services team who are positioned to advise on appropriate insurance cover, including properties undergoing major renovation.


14:00 – Advice on regular maintenance: top tips and how we can help

Historic England advice on regular maintenance: top tips and how we can help

When it comes to looking after an older house, it’s very important to carry out regular maintenance in order to prevent expensive repairs at a later date. Maintenance is cost effective. Tiny problems can soon escalate and even risk permanently damaging your home if they’re not tackled when they’re first spotted. A properly maintained home will keep its value.

This presentation will provide you with Historic England’s top tips to keep maintenance under control, as well as taking you through what help and advice HE can provide.

By Duncan McCallum and Kate Guest of Historic England


14:45 – Energy Efficiency in Listed Properties

How installing renewable heating systems is good for the fabric of listed properties, the pitfalls to avoid and how Government incentives can help pay for installing the systems.

By Will McCarthy of ISO Energy

**Talks are subject to change, so please make sure you check our website for the latest information.


Demonstrations taking place at the show in 2017

Anglia Lime Company will be demonstrating the use of traditional and new, innovative lime plasters and how they can be used to create different decorative effects.

Between Time Ltd will be running demonstrations on using Lime plaster for lath and plasterwork and on lime mortar with flint work.

Ecological Building Systems will be demonstrating their high performance natural cork and lime based insulating plaster – Diathonite Evolution. Live demonstrations by experienced installers throughout the weekend will focus on the best practice application techniques for insulating solid walls.

Envirograf® will be demonstrating how you can protect your property from fire, by using a range of fire stopping products for electrical outlets and services penetrations. There will also be a demonstration of how to upgrade existing doors to Fire Doors using intumescent coatings.

Flint and Flame will be demonstrating their high carbon German steel range of knives and accessories. For the professional or beginner cook these knives are designed with you in mind, from the beautifully contoured, ergonomically designed handle to the unique centre point balance and razor sharp edge these knives will soon become and remain a firm kitchen favourite. Come visit us on our stand for a demonstration and try them for yourself.

Fresco London @ Conquest House will be working on a decorative wall design, an example of mural painting.

Kent Conservation & Restoration Ltd will be demonstrating mathematical tiling and gauge brickwork.

Keymer Tiles will be demonstrating bespoke clay finial being sculpted by hand. This will show the skills required to produce a ‘work of art’ that is a functional piece on the roof. They will be replicating skills which are not often used today, but have not changed for centuries.

Master Carvers’ Association will be demonstrating the art of wood carving as has been practised in houses, churches, public buildings and palaces for the past four hundred years. This will encompass architectural carving and decorative moveable objects.

Mike Wye & AssociatesOne of their plasterers will be demonstrating the application of Tadelakt Moroccan-style plaster. A beautiful, tactile and water-repellent alternative to tiling in wet rooms, bathrooms and showers. They will also be joined over the weekend by specialist plasterer, Sean Wheatley, winner of AIS FPDC Plasterers Award in 2013 & 2014. Sean will be demonstrating the art of plastering cornices in situ and other decorative plaster finishes.

Newton Forge, specialists in the manufacture and restoration of traditional Ironwork, will be demonstrating the ancient metalworking technique of ‘Repousse’ or Repoussage. This is a skilled technique that involves the shaping and ornamenting of a malleable metal, in this instance Copper, by hammering from the reverse side to create a ‘low relief’ design. Usually used for creating embossed designs for gate centres or leaf details to ornate gates, railings or sculptural ironwork/metalwork. Drop by their stand C5 to see how it is done, they look forward to meeting you.

RJM Heritage Ltd will demonstrate the method used to run mouldings in situ. They cut their own dies, meaning that they can replicate faithfully any moulding which has been damaged, or has simply disappeared. Their mouldings can be of any size required, and any shape. They will in addition be delighted to discuss any issues which a member may have with their property, offering advice and solutions where appropriate. They will undertake an on-site survey free of charge for club members.

The Rug & Carpet Studio will be demonstrating the conservation of handmade rugs. The demonstration will include conserving areas of damage onto linen support fabric, and stitching to in-fill the missing weave by attaching new warp foundation threads and fake-knotting to resemble the pattern and condition of the rug. They will also demonstrate the securing of fraying ends to prevent the loss of pile, along with stabilising and rebinding worn side cords. Alongside the demonstrations they will also display examples of other conservation processes, and sets of images detailing past projects.

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