A series of workshops are being held on different aspects of looking after Gloucester’s historic buildings.

Gloucester has a wealth of historic buildings including many that are listed, which often require particular knowledge to restore and repair.

To make sure local residents and professionals including agents, architects and contractors have the skills and information to care for the city’s buildings, a number of free workshops are taking place.

They are being organised by the city council and run as part of both the Townscape Heritage Project, and the Great Places initiative that aims to engage Gloucester residents with their culture and heritage.

The first workshop takes place on Saturday, June 9, and will cover how to use and select suitable materials and methods to repair older buildings.

Places are limited, so early booking is advised.

Further workshops are planned on the following topics:

  • How to read older buildings and a history of architectural styles
  • Creating an energy efficient home
  • Reinstating original plaster, render and ornamental detailing
  • Older buildings and the planning system
  • Causes of damp and how to treat them

 For more information and to book contact  Claire.dovey-evans@gloucester.gov.uk

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