Looking Up and Looking Out for tenements: Pollokshields

An Explorative Tour of Common Repairs and Shared Responsibilities

Saturday 24th November 2018 | 2pm-4.30pm |

The Bowling Green @ Pollokshields Community Centre | 15 Kenmure Street, G41 2NT

Has your buildings exterior been a bit forgotten? Not sure what maintenance is most important and how to go about it? Then join us at our free event to learn how to give your building its ‘Winter MOT’.

Inspired by National Maintenance Week, Glasgow City Heritage Trust invites you to become a tenement detective for the day. Focussing on the Conservation Areas of Pollokshields we will explore the buildings around us, with binoculars and inspection mirrors in tow, to record our findings as we go. The ‘Looking Up & Looking Out’ tour will explore the area’s Victorian tenements from the street identifying common issues and potential repairs.

Throughout the afternoon we will hear from property specialists about your rights and responsibilities when living in buildings with multiple owners; be introduced to traditional construction methods and their associated defects; and learn of the requirements for maintaining traditional buildings within a conservation area. You will obtain practical and straightforward professional advice on how to look after your traditional property in the lead up to Winter.

All surveying and recording tools provided.

This event is free to attend, all welcome. Refreshments provided.

As we will be outdoors at various points throughout the afternoon, please ensure you bring along appropriate clothing.


2.00 – 2.10pm | Introductions

2.10 – 2.20pm | Tenements & Traditional Construction

2.20 – 2.30pm | Surveying & Looking Techniques

2.30 – 2.50pm | Self Led – Investigative Walk

2.50 – 3.10pm | Feedback / Refreshment Break

3.10 – 3.40pm | Guided Survey around Pollokshields with GCHT Deputy Director Niall Murphy

3.40 – 4.10pm | Making it Happen

4.10 – 4.30pm | Q+A’s

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