Listed Property Show Talks

Talks at The Listed Property Show 2018

Saturday 24th February

10:30 – The do’s 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 a Historic England representative, Chartered Surveyor and Historic Building Consultant Douglas Kent, Landscape Architect Marian Boswall, specialist Architect Chris Dyson, Property Lawyer Suzanne Bowman, LPOC’s VAT Advisor Dave Brown and Insurance Advisors Alex Ward and Lewis Doyle. 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 hand 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.

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 advisor 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 and rural property. Suzanne is widely regarded as an expert in listed property issues.

Douglas Kent, Chartered Surveyor & Historic Building Consultant
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.

Alex Ward, Insurance Advisor at LPOC
Alex has been working with LPOC Insurance Services for the last four years and has a wealth of knowledge on insuring listed and thatched properties. As an Insurance Advisor he offers tailored advice to listed property owners and has access to a range of insurance solutions to address specific concerns or requirements.

Marian Boswall, Principal at Marian Boswall Landscape Architects
Marian is a leading landscape architect known for creating beautiful landscapes and gardens in sensitive settings; she is an historic gardens advisor to several private trusts, and for years taught Historic Garden Conservation at Greenwich University.

Lewis Doyle, Commercial Insurance Advisor at LPOC
Lewis has worked in the insurance industry for 19 years with 12 of that at Lark. He specialises in arranging insurance for businesses and has worked with premier league football clubs, oil exploration companies and mid-corporate business. He now manage a team who have had a lot of experience in the past couple of years placing challenging listed property risks, including a fort in the middle of the sea!

Chris Dyson, Principal Partner at Chris Dyson Architects Ltd
Chris has a reputation for working on challenging projects of all scales including many historic listed buildings and he is a design advisor to the City of London and London Borough of Tower Hamlets. The practice prides itself on a high degree of attention to detail and a flair for innovative and modern design, and frequently collaborates with artists.


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, Chartered Surveyor and Historic Building Consultant


13:15 – 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


14:00 – Leaving a Landscape Legacy: From Courtyard Gardens to Grand Estates

A listed building may have a beautiful historic setting or may seem to be ‘in a meadow’. Marian will explore how to understand the significance of what is there and how best to create the garden that suits the house, the vision and the budget: from preparing information for planning and conservation approval, to designing appropriate layouts and planting, to making use of the land for energy and income generation.

By Marian Boswall, Principle at Marian Boswall Landscape Architects


14:45 – Enriching the National Heritage List for England

The most significant of England’s historic buildings and places are listed, so they can be understood and protected for the future. Many places on the List are well-known and even world-famous. But in some cases there is much that remains unknown. That’s why we need your help – so we can all share images, insights and secrets of England’s special places, and capture them for future generations. The talk will outline how anyone can get involved in ‘Enriching the List’.

By Joe Flatman, Head of Listing Programmes at Historic England


15:30 – The Importance of Considering Bats in Buildings

Jo Ferguson is the Built Environment Officer for the Bat Conservation Trust, with a background as an ecological consultant specialising in bat survey and mitigation. Jo will outline how bats use buildings and why they are so important in a bats lifecycle. She will discuss bats legal protection and what to do when considering carrying out works where bats could be impacted.

By Jo Ferguson, Built Environment Officer at The Bat Conservation Trust


16:15 – Who are The Listed Property Owners’ Club and what is The APPG on Listed Properties?

Find out about the type of help and advice the Club provides listed property owners on a daily basis on all aspects on ownership. Plus, the powerful campaigning that goes on behind the scenes to drive forward the Political Campaign for Owners, which has led to the creation of the first APPG on Listed Properties. This session will help give you an insight into how Parliament can be used to secure change for listed property owners.


Sunday 25th February

10:30 – Energy Efficiency in Listed Properties

Discover 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 Edward Levien of ISO Energy


11:15 – 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


12:00 – Surveys 

Listed Building Surveys discusses the main issues to consider when buying or owning a Listed Building, illustrates severe defects such as death watch beetle, dry rot and frost damage to brickwork and discusses practical ways of dealing with damp issues

By Dr Duncan Philips of Listed Building Surveys


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 a Historic England representative, specialist architect Chris Dyson, Property Lawyer Suzanne Bowman, Chartered Building Surveyor Duncan Philips, LPOC’s VAT Advisor Dave Brown and Insurance Advisors Alex Ward and Lewis Doyle. 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 – the national amenity society concerned with the conservation of Georgian buildings and landscapes – prior to joining Historic England.

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

Duncan Philips, Chartered Building Surveyor at Listed Building Surveys
Duncan Philips is a Chartered Building Surveyor who has specialised in historic and Listed Buildings for 30 years.  He lectures regularly on a wide range of building conservation topics and is Chair of the Institute of Historic Building Conservation in the South East.

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.

Alex Ward, Insurance Advisor at LPOC
Alex has been working with LPOC Insurance Services for the last four years and has a wealth of knowledge around insuring listed and thatched properties. We offer tailored advice to listed property owners and have access to a range of insurance solutions to address specific concerns or requirements.

Lewis Doyle, Commercial Insurance Advisor at LPOC
Lewis has worked in the insurance industry for 19 years with 12 of that at Lark. He specialises in arranging insurance for businesses and has worked with premier league football clubs, oil exploration companies and mid-corporate business. He now manage a team who have had a lot of experience in the past couple of years placing challenging listed property risks, including a fort in the middle of the sea!

Chris Dyson, Principal Partner at Chris Dyson Architects
Chris has a reputation for working on challenging projects of all scales including many historic listed buildings and he is a design advisor to the City of London and London Borough of Tower Hamlets. The practice prides itself on a high degree of attention to detail and a flair for innovative and modern design, and frequently collaborates with artists.


14:00 – The Bold and the Beautiful

Chris Dyson will explore sensitive building design and intelligent conservation in order to rejuvenate old buildings for twenty first century living.   

By Chris Dyson, Principal Partner at Chris Dyson Architects


14:45 – Enhanced Advisory 

Learn about Historic England’s Enhanced Advisory services – paid-for planning and listing services that help speed up projects and reduce risk. Find out how you can get clarity sooner over whether a building should be listed, and what part of it is of special interest. Explore case studies that demonstrate these services in action.

By Michael Bishop, Head of Income Generation at Historic England


15:30 – Who are The Listed Property Owners’ Club and what is The APPG on Listed Properties?

Find out about the type of help and advice the Club provides listed property owners on a daily basis on all aspects on ownership. Plus, the powerful campaigning that goes on behind the scenes to drive forward the Political Campaign for Owners, which has led to the creation of the first APPG on Listed Properties. This session will help give you an insight into how Parliament can be used to secure change for listed property owners.

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


Demonstrations at The Listed Property Show 2018

Anglia lime

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.

Ark stained glass

Ark Stained Glass & Leaded Lights Ltd will be running a two day presentation at the show.

Their presentation will include the design drawing process, glass colour selection, glass cutting and assembly into lead came for a traditional leaded light or stained glass window.

They would be delighted to speak to any potential clients and advise them on any aspect of traditional glazing and frames.

 Between Time

 Decorating lime plasters and pargetting; the use of limewash to colour to enhance fresh lath and plaster, and the repair lime plasters, pargetting and ornate plasterwork.

 Eco Building Systems

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.

Ironwork of Distinction

Ironwork of Distinction Limited will be demonstrating the art of Repousse on their stand during the show weekend.

Kent Conservation & Restoration Ltd

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

Keymer Tiles

In the demonstration area, you will see our carver of clay, Ian Martinson, working on a special project as well as answering any questions.

The Lime Centre

The Lime Centre (stand G14) will be demonstrating how to repoint brickwork and fashion the joint to match original mortar. Visitors are welcome to have a go.

Mike Wye

One of the Mike Wye plastering team will be demonstrating the application of beautiful YOSIMA Clay Plaster. This range of naturally coloured clay plasters is new to the UK market this year and includes a range of texture finishes which can be added to the plaster for bespoke finishes. Clay plasters are growing in popularity due to their soft, matt appearance and their ability to regulate humidity and toxins in the air – a perfect fit for listed properties and new builds alike.

Mitchell & Dickinson

One of the founding directors of Mitchell & Dickinson, Mukti Mitchell will be doing a rolling demonstration of how advanced secondary glazing is fitted to period windows in such a way as to be invisible. The demonstration lasts about 15 minutes and will demonstrate, (using a demo sash and casement window), the impact of the draught proofing, the use of magnetic tape, a normal working window, what the installation involves, the air gap in the secondary glazing and the science of insulation and the biggest areas of heat loss (as per the infographic) in a period home. 

Oricalcum

Oricalcum will be demonstrating the COBRA SPEEDHEATER at stand G10 – see the effective and safe way to prepare the perfect painting surface in action! Oricalcum will also be demonstrating their linseed oil paint and giving useful hints and tips for getting great results!

Rug and Carpet Studio

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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