CPD: Analysing Building Materials with the Scottish Lime Centre

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Tuesday 19th March | 12:30 – 2:00pm | Online via Zoom and In-Person at GCHT’s office on 54 Bell Street, Glasgow, G1 1LQ 

The importance of materials analysis in conservation is well established, and understanding the composition and microstructure of materials, like stone and mortar, allows us to make informed decisions around the sympathetic repair and restoration of our built heritage, whilst also avoiding unnecessary damage arising from the use of incompatible materials.

This CPD will cover sampling methodology and introduce the types of analysis used and what they can tell us, including petrography, XRD and wet chemistry, as well as highlighting how analysis informs repair specifications.

The session will be lead by Dr Katie Strang, a geologist and materials analyst, and Mitchell Fotheringham, a building surveyor. They both work for the Scottish Lime Centre, which aims to promote and encourage the appropriate repair of traditional buildings, and to conserve and develop the associated building traditions, crafts and skills through training and education.

This event will be held both in-person at our office on 54 Bell Street, Glasgow (with light lunch provided) and streamed online via Zoom. Please pick the appropriate ticket option for you below.

£10 per person / £5 for students

 

All sessions are recognised by the Institute of Historic Building Conservation (IHBC) as being capable of contributing to the obligatory CPD requirements of Full Members (see www.ihbc.org.uk)

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The easiest way to support the Trust’s work is to join our loyalty scheme. Our tiered loyalty scheme means you can choose the level that’s right for you.

***SOLD OUT*** CPD: Traditional Roofs and Leadwork

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Tuesday 12th March | 10am – 11am | On site at John Fulton Plumbers, 123 Harmony Row, Glasgow, G51 3NB

This CPD offers the opportunity to visit John Fulton Plumbers to learn about the restoration and conservation of traditional roofs, and the specification of lead for historic buildings.

The session will focus on how to recognise the repair and maintenance needs of historic roofs, the material qualities of lead, and its pivotal role in detailing and protecting traditional buildings. 

John Fulton Plumbers Ltd are leadwork and roofing specialists, who work across Scotland. The company has been a member of the Lead Contractors Association (LCA) since 1984 and won the industry recognised Murdoch Award on three occasions.

Spaces are limited to 11 people, booking essential.

£10 per person / £5 for students

 

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Vacancy: Trainee Building Inspector

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Vacancy: Trainee Building Inspector

Salary: £24,000 p/a

Full Time 

Glasgow City Heritage Trust gives out almost £1 million in funding each year to help people in Glasgow protect, repair and promote the city’s historic buildings and places, and tell the city’s story.

Through our historic environment grants people enjoy, understand and care for Glasgow’s historic built environment and are able to access funding and expertise which ensures the sustainability of the city’s heritage for current and future generations. 

Our historic environment plays an important role in successful neighbourhoods and high streets which are vital as a focal point for social and economic interactions and sustainable communities.

An exciting opportunity has become available for a Trainee Building Inspector to join our team. This new role will provide training and mentorship to someone starting out in their career within the built environment. It is an entry-level role suitable for someone who would like to expand their professional knowledge of maintaining and repairing historic buildings. 

The successful candidate will develop a training plan for themselves and attend site visits and meetings, with the goal of gaining first-hand experience of working with traditional buildings and the skills and knowledge required to repair and maintain them. The aim of this role is to allow the successful candidate to develop their skill set such that they will become a key member of the GCHT team. This will also involve supporting the delivery of our historic environment grants and outreach work with professionals, heritage groups and the general public.

You will have an interest in protecting and maintaining Glasgow’s historic built environment and a degree in building related subject i.e. architecture, surveying or equivalent, or equivalent experience.

The successful candidate will manifest our core values: passionate, collaborative, innovative and forward-looking.

The Trust offers a variety of benefits to employees, including generous employer pension contributions, flexible working, 25 days paid annual leave and excellent opportunities for training and development. 

There will be a probationary period for the successful candidate.

GCHT welcomes applications from all sections of the community and is an equal opportunities employer.

Trainee Building Inspector Job Description 

Trainee Building Inspector Application for Employment 

To apply please use the links above to download the Job Description and Application Form.

Application forms should be returned by email to info@glasgowheritage.org.uk.

Deadline for applications: Wednesday 6th March, 2024 at 12 noon. Shortlisted candidates will be informed by Thursday 7th March.

Interviews: Thursday 14th March, 2024

Please don’t hesitate to contact the Director Niall Murphy via niall@glasgowheritage.org.uk to arrange an informal discussion about the role.

**Sold Out** Taking Care of Your Tenement: Looking Up and Looking Out

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**Sold Out** Saturday 2nd March 2024 | 11am – 1pm | Meet at 54 Bell Street, G1 1LQ

Concerned about the current state of your tenement? Not quite sure what sort of repair work might need to be done? 

Then join GCHT and Under One Roof for an investigative walk around the Merchant City, looking at the area’s traditional tenements and analysing maintenance and repair issues. 

You’ll have a chance to learn about some of the most common issues historic buildings face, how to tackle repairs and the maintenance work that should be done as we head into spring. 

After the walk, we’ll be having a drop-in event from 12pm – 1pm at GCHT’s office on Bell Street, where you’ll have the opportunity to ask our experts your questions about taking care of a historic tenement. 

Please dress for the unpredictable Glasgow weather and wear comfortable shoes! 

Free, booking essential

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Online Event: Taking Care of Your Tenement

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Monday 12th February | 6:00 – 7:00 pm | Online via Zoom 

Worried about a leaky roof? Concerned about damp in your flat? Not sure how to talk to your neighbours about joint repairs? 

Join Under One Roof and GCHT for a free and informative online event aimed at owner-occupiers, landlords or anyone who wants to learn more about maintaining and managing their historic tenement flats. 

Topics covered will include tenement maintenance and management, communal repairs and what to consider when undertaking works. There will also be a chance to hear about GCHT’s historic environment grants programme and whether you might be eligible for grant funding. 

We’ll finish with a Q&A session where you can ask us your top tenement questions! 

Free, booking required

 

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The easiest way to support the Trust’s work is to join our Friends scheme. Our tiered loyalty scheme means you can choose the level that’s right for you.

In-Person Event: Taking Care of Your Tenement

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Saturday 30th September | 11:30am – 1:00pm | Queens Park Govanhill Parish Church, 170 Queen’s Drive, Glasgow G42 8QZ

Worried about a leaky roof? Concerned about damp in your flat? Not sure how to talk to your neighbours about joint repairs? 

Join GCHT and Under One Roof for a free and informative event aimed at owner-occupiers, landlords or anyone who wants to learn more about maintaining and managing their historic tenement flats. 

Topics covered will include tenement maintenance and management, communal repairs and what to consider when undertaking works. We will also discuss energy efficiency and retrofit, and changes to government regulations affecting owner-occupiers and landlords. There will also be a chance to hear about GCHT’s historic environment grants programme and whether you might be eligible for grant funding. 

We’ll finish with a Q&A session where you can ask us your top tenement questions! 

Free, booking required

Light refreshments provided

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Craft and Traditional Skills Careers

Photo of someone chiseling a piece of stone, wearing orange and yellow gloves, with traditional stone caring tools in the background.

As Scotland’s historic buildings and places are a unique resource, taking care of them requires expert skills and knowledge. But these skills are often in short supply. Training to work in a craft or traditional skills role could offer you ample opportunities and a chance to work in a sector that is wide, vibrant and exciting.

Student Bursaries

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Applications are now open for Glasgow City Heritage Trust’s new bursary scheme for postgraduate students in relevant taught Masters programmes, who are undertaking dissertation research that focuses on any aspect of Glasgow’s historic built environment. The purpose of the bursaries is to engage with, and support, student research into the city’s built heritage.

There are four bursaries available, each for £750. The bursaries are awarded on a competitive basis. To be eligible students must be enrolled in a taught Master’s programme through an accredited university based in the UK and planning to complete their dissertation by the 1st September 2023.

Successful applicants will be asked to fill in an evaluation report within two months of completing their dissertation, detailing the process and findings of their dissertation and how the bursary helped with their research.

If you have questions about the scheme or whether your dissertation topic is applicable, please contact taylor@glasgowheritage.org.uk

Download an Application Form 

Applications are due by 17th April, 2023 

Please send completed application forms to taylor@glasgowheritage.org.uk

Designer Brief: The Knight Map Exhibition

GCHT is inviting tenders for the design of our upcoming exhibition, which will showcase Glasgow’s historic built environment through the artist Will Knight’s recently completed map of the city.

Click here for the full design brief

Deadline: 10th March, 2023 at 9:00am

Enquiries and submissions should be made by email to: info@glasgowheritage.org.uk

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