Traditional skills taster weekend for homeowners in Rothesay

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Published Date: 

14 May 2013 - 12:05

This weekend (Fri 17 May – Sun 19 May) Rothesay Townscape Heritage Initiative (THI) is inviting homeowners to come along to a series of talks and workshops which will enhance their understanding of the sympathetic and appropriate repair and maintenance for their properties.

As part of the ongoing THI complementary initiative programme, the ‘Skills Taster weekend’ will offer advice on a range of building techniques including roof slating, lime pointing as well as sash and case window repairs.  

Building conservation consultant Craig Frew will lead the event, starting with an afternoon of short talks on Friday 17 May at the Discovery Centre Cinema. This event starts at 1pm and there will be three speakers, each lasting up to 1 hour. At 4pm, you will have the opportunity to ask the experts about the maintenance and repair of your property. Homeowners are encouraged to bring photographs so they can get the best advice.

Workshops will take place over Saturday and Sunday at the Victorian Kitchen, Mount Stuart House between 10 am and 5pm. Please follow signs for office and trade access. A sash and case window workshop will run on both days, demonstrating typical defects and suitable repair as well as allowing homeowners to have a go at re-cording a window. Lime pointing and rendering will also be available on Saturday, with roof slating on the Sunday.

Lead Councillor for Bute and Cowal, Robert MacIntyre said, “This is an excellent opportunity for homeowners to come along and learn about how to improve their property. These kind of events have been successful in the past and I would encourage you to come along and find out more. We all need to work together to improve Rothesay.”

Booking is not required for any of the above, however, should you require further information please contact the THI office on 01700 501358.