Masterclass & Workshop: 

Damp | Timber infestation & Rot | Structural Movement

Friday 2nd February 6pm – 9pm including drinks reception (from 5:30pm – 6pm) at The Listed Property Show, Olympia, London.

An evening of detailed information and advice on Damp, Timber infestation & Rot and Structural Movement in listed buildings by two of the leading industry experts; Chartered Surveyor and Historic Building Consultant, Douglas Kent and Conservation Engineer and Chair of the Conservation Accreditation Register for Engineers, Ed Morton.


We will cover the nature and causes of dampness together with its diagnosis, control and prevention in buildings predating 1919. Addressing the unnecessary treatments that are often carried out, including the insertion of damp-proof membranes to create barriers to moisture. Find out how actions to address basic maintenance or lifestyle issues are usually more appropriate, as well as measures that respect the need for old buildings to ‘breathe’. How to accurately diagnose damp and the range of methods suitable for its control. Plus the common structural problems faced with historic buildings including timber infestation, decay, overloading, poorly considered alterations, and inappropriate use of materials for repairs. Solutions will be set out in relation to different construction types.


The Masterclass and Workshops will also be relevant to professionals who may need to brief their clients on understanding their building. LPOC is an IHBC-recognised CPD provider and certificates of attendance are available on request.