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The Stone Show
Seminar Theatre

Thursday 8 June
Conservation Day

Historic England     

Session 1

Session 1

Responsible sourcing of building stone: online tools

Some new resources for identifying and responsibly sourcing building stone for repair of historic buildings and new build.

00:00 - Introduction by chair Tim Yates, Principal Consultant, Built Environment Team - BRE

02:50 -  The launch of The Building Stones Database for England  

Clara Willett, Senior Building Conservation Advisor - Historic England

27:25 -  Introducing Historic Environment Scotland’s Stone Carbon Calculator

Ali Davey, Project Manager, Traditional Skills & Materials - Historic Environment Scotland
Jim Hart, Sustainability Consultant - JH Sustainability Ltd

57:37 -  Identifying and sourcing building stone on a small scale for the repair of historic buildings

Dr Andy King, Technical Director & Principal Geologist - Geckoella Ltd

Session 2

Session 2

Understanding stone in relation to climate change: a selection of current research projects

With changing weather patterns, understanding the behaviour of stone and adapting approaches to its maintenance is essential. Researchers and stakeholders discuss a selection of projects which seek to address this.

00:00 - Introduction by chair Clara Willett, Senior Architectural Conservator - Historic England   

02:52 -  Climate change adaptations on the Commonwealth War Graves Commission estate including enzyme cleaning trials

Jon Gedling, Director of Works - Commonwealth War Graves Commission
Chris McLean, Senior Works Manager - Commonwealth War Graves Commission

30:37 - Understanding and measuring how stone properties influence biological growth
Dr Philip Skipper, Researcher - Lincoln University & Consultant - Philip Skipper Heritage Science Services

Dr Lynda Skipper, Senior Lecturer & Programme Leader - Lincoln University

1:01:00 - Treating organic growth using UVC light
Andrew More, Senior Building Services Engineer - Historic England

1:25:34 - Conserving the past, building the future: a collaborative approach
Michael Sheppard, Deputy Director - Cathedrals Workshop Fellowship (on behalf of the Institute of Conservation (Icon))

Session 3

Session 3

Sustainable supply of roofing stone and slate

A series of case studies from suppliers and contractors, focusing on the production and use of indigenous slates.

00:00 - Introduction by chair Alison Henry, Head of Building Conservation - Historic England  

02:14 - Cumbrian Slate: traditional production for heritage projects
Ian Ramsay, Sales Manager - Burlington Slate Ltd

29:26 - Welsh Slate roofing: 5 million years old and still going strong
John Owens, Technical Sales Manager - Breedon Group

56:31 - Thorpe Satchville case study: Swithland Slate
Richard Jordan, Technical Trainer/Assessor & Building Conservation Consultant - Jordan Roofing Ltd

  • I've seen how techniques and machinery have advanced in the stone trade, making life easier, more efficient and saving money on a project
    Show Visitor
  • The Natural Stone Show has been really exciting for us, we’ve met a lot of great people and had a lot of traffic on the stand, it has been a great setting for our official launch.
    Kelly Johnson
  • You can find everything!
    Show Visitor
  • The real highlight of the show has been seeing so many people come to see the new colours that we've introduced...we've pulled in incredible crowds with the new range.
    Simon Boocock
    CR Laurence of Europe



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