If you are visiting the RICS Building Surveying Conference on the 3rd November at the SECC, Glasgow. Make sure not to miss Sonya Linskaill, Manager of the Stirling City Heritage Trust who will be speaking at 3.30pm about the Traditional Buildings Health Check Scheme.
Further information about the conference can be found here http://www.rics.org/uk/training-events/conferences-seminars/rics-building-surveying-conference-scotland/glasgow/
Under One Roof (http://www.underoneroof.scot )
Under One Roof, is a major new free website designed to help the half million plus private flat owners in Scotland with the complex and important task of carrying out repairs to their shared properties. Part of the RIAS Festival of Architecture 2016, it was launched by Scottish Government Housing Minister, Kevin Stewart MSP at an event in Glasgow last month.
The website contains information on both legal obligations and building repair issues. There’s over 100 articles on flat owners’ legal responsibilities towards their co-owners including downloadable model letters will make the whole process easier for owners, and advice on dealing with owners who refuse to participate in critical repairs.
The website compliments the work of the Traditional Buildings Health Check, with over 70 technical information articles that assist owners to identify repair problems and the construction of their buildings.
Overall this is an invaluable new resource for all flat owners including those in traditional buildings and we highly recommend you give it a look!
We hope you had the opportunity to visit a local Stirling building during Doors Open Day 2016. We were lucky enough to be based at The Engine Shed for the weekend and have to say a fantastic time was had by all! It was lovely to meet our members in person and to also spread the word about the TBHC to new audiences. We received a lot of enquiries from individuals from areas outwith Stirling; showing us that there is the demand for the scheme to expand from Stirling in the future.
Our inspector David Lindsay kindly allowed us to borrow his stone carved Easter Island Head for the” Guess the Weight” competition. We are delighted to announce that James Smilie from Stirling won this competition and will be receiving a Waterstones Giftcard in the post. The winner of our childrens competition was Jamie Swingler from Bridge of Allan who will be receving our lovely Wolf Toy “Craig” in the post along with a large jar of sweeties.
All in all it was a great weekend showing how protecting Stirling’s Historic buildings is achieved through various different skill sets and great organisations. We will definetly be back next year when the The Engine Shed is completed and open for business. For more information on The Engine Shed visit their website http://conservation.historic-scotland.gov.uk/home/engineshed.html
We hope you are excited about visiting many local attractions during Doors Open Day, 10th-11th September this year in Stirling. Doors Open Days is Scotland’s largest free annual architectural event. Every weekend in September you can explore hundreds of fascinating buildings across Scotland. Many are normally closed to the public. Some open up once a year some just once in a lifetime. Discover the inspiring architecture, places and spaces right on your doorstep or explore a new part of the country.
Find out what venues are participating in Stirling via the link here or viewing the booklet here https://issuu.com/stirling/docs/doors_open_day_2016_/1
Engine Shed exterior (Source – Sophie McGovern, FFtF)
What is the Engine Shed?
Currently undergoing conversion, The Engine Shed will become Scotland’s Building Conservation Centre. Once up and running, the centre will be a dynamic and creative space with a full programme of interactive activities and exhibitions to allow people to fully explore the historic structures around them.
Originally part of a late 19th century military depot, The Engine Shed has been empty and unused since the 1990s. Come along and learn how Historic Environment Scotland are maintaining and converting the building
What is happening at The Engine Shed at Doors Open Day?
Children and adults of all ages can have a go at the techniques we use to protect Scotland’s historic structures. Visitors can also try their hand at traditional craft skills such as stain glass working and stone masonry, as well as discover what some of the artefacts recovered from Scotland’s most famous sites can reveal about our dynamic heritage.
The TBHC Team will be based at The Engine Shed during 10th-11th September.
If you are an existing member come on down and say hello- we are here to answer any questions you may have. Also, if you have a friend or neighbour who may be interested in the scheme bring them along!
There will be a competition to win a year’s free membership- you could be the lucky winner!