Forthcoming Events




STBA Members Meeting at our offices in London - 25th February 2020



Members and Supporting Organisations are invited to the 2020 Advisory Group Meeting and co-chairs election in London on 25th February from 4.00. RSVP to


The programme for the evening:

  • Election/re-election of Sustainability and Heritage co-chairs 

  • Guest speaker - Ollie Lancaster of Wales & West Utilities on grid decarbonisation.

  • Brief summary of our work in the past year, key policy updates.

  • Discussion on our priorities for the next 12 months. 

  • Drinks reception, closing around 18.00. 

The STBA operates with 3 co-chairs on the board, coming from Heritage, Sustainability & Industry. As well as attending 3 board meetings per year, they work closely with the STBA team and play an influencial part in our activities and outputs. Positions up for election/re-election are the Sustainability and Heritage Chairs.


If you would like to nominate someone for either of the key posts of co-chair for Sustainability or Heritage, please email


The Sustainability Chair has become vacant as Peter Draper will be taking up a more active role in the day to day running of the STBA. In addition, we are please to be welcoming Cypren Edmunds to the team.



See 'Past Events' for a summary of the 2019 event. 




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Forthcoming Events and Training by Others



Traditional Building Retrofit: Case Studies - Green Register event with STBA's Nick Heath


Due to popular demand, this new half-day seminar has been designed as a follow up to Nick Heath's "Retrofitting Traditional Buildings" course.  Nick presents a range of case study projects involving traditional and historic buildings, illustrating the key principles and details required for a holistic, whole-building approach to retrofit.

Case studies include a range of project types including domestic and non-domestic, urban and rural, and listed and unlisted buildings, conversions and deep- to medium-level performance targets. Both completed and uncompleted projects are presented, together with pre-retrofit performance analysis, hygrothermal simulations, detailed architectural drawings and post-occupancy monitoring where available to demonstrate the links between theory and practice. Most projects represent good practice, but there are also examples of poor practice to demonstrate the wide range of unintended consequences that can occur without a robust approach.


Upcoming dates and venues:

  • 12 February 2020, Manchester
  • 29 April 2020, Bristol
  • 20 May 2020, Canterbury
  • 10 June 2020, Glasgow
  • 1 July 2020, London
  • Exeter - Date coming soon

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Retrofitting Traditional Buildings - 

1-day training events - led by STBA's Nick Heath

These one-day technical training events are run by STBA Supporting Organisation, The Green Register, and led by STBA Technical Director, Nicholas Heath. Nick covers current issues, solutions and emerging best practice in how to achieve ‘responsible retrofit’ – sustainable, low-energy traditional buildings with retained character, minimal risk to buildings and occupants and real benefits for all.


Principles including moisture movement, thermal bridging, building and insulation materials, energy assessments, planning and finance are complemented by practical solutions for domestic buildings, with a focus on solid walls, windows and ventilation as part of a whole-building approach.


Upcoming date(s):

  • 11 March 2020, Bristol
  • 22 April 2020, Canterbury
  • 3 June 2020, London
  • 9 June 2020, Glasgow

For more information, see the Green Register website.

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Timber Talk by Intbau


Speakers include Richard Oxley of Oxley Conservation


  • 27 January, London


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CIOB - Understanding Building Conservation

A 2-day course led by John Edwards, and providing an introduction to building conservation, delivered through the ICOMOS Training and Education Guideline. It will be delivered in the context of the latest British Standard BS 7913: 2013

  • 28 & 29 January 2020, Belfast
  • 4 & 5 March 2020, London
  • 20 & 21 April 2020, Cork
  • 13 & 14 May 2020, London
  • 2 & 3 June 2020, Exeter

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Historic Environment Scotland, Energy Efficiency Seminar -  6-7 February, Sitrling


A two-day programme looking at practical measures for Scottish homes and wider technical and policy issues in refurbishment.


Day one will be CPD coving work sponsored by HES on recent site projects and day two will look at wider issues, refurbishment by others, including projects abroad and considerations on ventilation, indoor air quality and EPC’s and older buildings.


This event has been organised in cooperation with the Task59 project (HistoricNZEB).

  • 6-7 February, Sitrling

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Listed Property Show 

A 2-day event by the Listed Property Owners Club in association with Historic England.
  • 8-9 February, London

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ASBP Healthy Buildings Conference & Expo
27 February 2020, London

'Healthy Buildings in a Climate Emergency’. The ASBP Healthy Buildings Conference & Expo, sponsored by Velux, returns for a 4th year in 2020. It will address the climate emergency and discuss how to accelerate the delivery of net zero carbon buildings that are healthy for occupants as well as our planet. The ASBP Awards finalists will also feature during the day - including the restoration of the Putney Lower Common Cemetery Chapel by Roger Mears Architects.

  • 27 February 2020, London

Discounts for STBA Members.

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SPAB Courses for 2020

The Historical Use of Timber as a Building Material, Repairs and Conservation CPD -

  • 6 March 2020, Braintree

Old House Eco Course 

  • 7 March 2020, Bristol

Understanding your Old House 

  • 25 April 2020, London 
  • 3 October 2020, Edinburgh

Repair of Old Buildings 

  • 11 to 15 May 2020, Manchester

More info and booking details . . .

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ESC - Energy Efficiency Measures for Older and Traditional Buildings

A 2-day traditional building retrofit course that delivers a Level 3 Award Qualification and is a requirement under PAS 2035. Delivered by John Edwards, a member of the STBA’s Panel of Experts and BSI Retrofit Standards Task Group

  • 24 & 25 March 2020, Belfast
  • 30 April & 1 May 2020, Glasgow
  • 18 & 19 May 2020, London

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CIOB - Conservation Conference 


Future Skills for Traditional Buildings held at Church House, Westminster


  • 28 April 2020, London

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