10. January 2019 - 10:00
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Traditional Roofing Repairs | Forth Valley College | Thursday, 10. January 2019

Discover the principal materials used to construct and cover historic Scottish roofs. Look at theappearance, performance and deterioration of traditional roofing materials and their contribution to the character and cultural significance of historic buildings.
Get a brief history of the wide range of traditional and innovative materials used on Scottish roofs from the medieval period to the present day, together with an overview of how roofs function as an assemblage of many disparate elements – including dormers and chimneys.
This course will offer a detailed examination of traditional Scottish roof coverings, including stone, slate, tile, thatch, lead, corrugated iron and other metals. Students will look at traditional construction methods and details. They will learn to identify areas most prone to decay, deterioration and mechanical failure, in cladding materials, fixings, flashings, rainwater goods and underlying timber or metal structures.
A key part of this course will be learning how to inspect and survey Scottish roofs , diagnose causes of current problems and the urgency of repairs, and procure materials for a roofing project in the context of current principles of conservation best practice. Sustainable procurement and the current current challenges of maintaining adequate levels of traditional roofing skills in the Scottish workforce are also key issues.
This course will run ont he following dates:
10th, 17th, 24th and 31st January 2019
7th, 14th, 21st and 28th February 2019
7th and 14th March 2019