Quadriga offers Continuing Professional Development (CPD) accredited, fully illustrated seminars covering a host of subjects relating to conservation, preservation and restoration of buildings.
Our presentations are of relevance to those who are aware of their responsibilities when it comes to the care, repair and maintenance of historic and classical buildings.
Our techniques aim to give old buildings new life for future generations, and in our CPD talks we pass on our knowledge and experience to you.
We are currently holding these seminars virtually with a view to resuming them in person once it is safe to do so.
For more details, call our Manchester office on 0161 883 2153.
Restoring a Past…Preserving a Future
Quadriga provides an informative overview of traditional and contemporary repair solutions, which can be used in the conservation, preservation and restoration of buildings and structures. This discussion will include details of our key areas of expertise, such as masonry, stone and timber. We will also look at case studies from some of Quadriga’s successful past and ongoing projects on historic buildings to show how we apply our methods in a practical way.
• Survey Considerations
• Masonry Restoration
• Stone Restoration
• Timber Restoration
• Heritage Refurbishment
Energy Efficiency Measures for Older and Traditional Buildings—Understanding Significance
This 1 hour seminar will address the first part of the retrofit process for traditional buildings—understanding significance.
We will look in detail at the historical, communal, aesthetic and evidential significance of traditional buildings and the factors which influence how they perform, along with the implications of introducing energy efficiency measures.
• Estimating the age of a building
• Understanding Significance
• Identifying materials and construction methods
• Identifying local and regional variations
Common Defects in Victorian Houses
It is essential when surveying Victorian buildings to understand their unique aspects which can result in the appearance of common defects. Quadriga provides an informative overview which will guide you through the process when surveying a Victorian property.
• How Victorian houses work
• Design issues: common weak points
• Damp: identification, defects, causes and solutions
• Movement: identification, defects, causes and solutions
• Great mistakes: common pitfalls and misguided alterations.