12th November 2024

The Event

The Historic Buildings Parks & Gardens Event – 12th November 2024

Pre-registration for the Historic Buildings, Parks & Gardens Event will be open early 2024.

The Historic Buildings, Parks and Gardens Event (HBPGE) is held annually in parallel with the Historic Houses Annual General Meeting. The event has been running for over 35 years.

Free entry to the HBPGE is available to everyone in the historic buildings, landscape conservation and heritage sectors. Owners, guardians, volunteers, professionals management staff and advisers involved with historic buildings (private, commercial, industrial, Grade I listed buildings, cathedrals, churches, manor houses, windmills, historic town centres), parks, gardens and historic landscapes,. All are welcome.

The combination of the HBPGE exhibition with over 70 standsshort talks, live demonstrations, an opportunity to meet experts and the SPAB advice surgery, means you can be assured of an interesting and rewarding day.

The highly comprehensive exhibition consists of a wide variety of companies and organisations, providing, advice, solutions, guidance, support, information, and products & services. Visitors have a superb opportunity to discuss current and future projects with experts and specialist suppliers. With everything on offer, from the traditional, to cutting edge technology, you can meet with professionals from all aspects of the historic buildings, landscape and heritage conservation.

2023 Programme

9.00AM Historic Buildings Parks & Gardens Event opens. All day Exhibition of products and services with 75 exhibitors.

Tea, coffee and refreshments available, 3rd Floor Exhibition Hall

9.45AM Demonstration from SPAB Guardian, Lynn Mathias, Director of Mathias Brick and Flint and expert in Gauged Brickwork, 3rd Floor Exhibition Hall,  Stand E64.

9.45AM Adam Architecture, Short talk on Upgrading historic building’s energy performance and efficiency Sustainability expert Dr Martina Pacifici talks about the importance of the UK’s historic building stock in the context of the climate change and UK Net-Zero policy; upgrading energy performance and efficiency, possible increases in value, reduction in operational costs and achievement of high-profile energy certifications, 3rd Floor Exhibition Hall, Demo Area 2.

10.00AM Sworders Fine Art Auctioneers, Heritage and History | The Price of ProvenanceThe importance of ‘Provenance’ in adding value to items consigned to sale whether it be silver, furniture, Jewellery or works of art etc, 3rd Floor Exhibition Hall, Demo Area 1.

10.00AM Cliveden Conservation, Practical demonstration of how to protect historic statues and decorative stonework from frost and water damage with the application of Winter Covers, 3rd Floor Exhibition Hall, Stand E61.

10.20AM Crown and Canopy, Glamping and the wonderful world of luxury outdoor accommodation, 12 years in, what are the opportunities, options, and an industry updateWith many shapes and forms, glamping is a broad term for what is now a very broad church. A discussion led by industry experts on what the opportunity can mean for an estate or historical house. Learn more about where the opportunities lie, where the industry is at, and the options for development and likely returns. E59 & Demo Area 1.

10.30AM Building Crafts College, Practical demos in woodcarving. Arthur Campbell, student at the BCC gives a woodwork practical demo, cutting dovetail joints and assembling all the elements of a cabinet draw, 3rd Floor Exhibition Hall, Demo Area 2.

10.30AM Hostology, Improving event management efficiency, Phil Godsal, chair of Historic Houses Wales gives a short presentation for venues interested in improving event management efficiency, 3rd Floor Exhibition Hall, Demo Area 1.

11.00AM Demonstration from SPAB Guardian, Lynn Mathias, Director of Mathias Brick and Flint and expert in Gauged Brickwork, 3rd Floor Exhibition Hall, Stand E64.

11.00AM Historic Houses AGM (Historic House Members only), Churchill Auditorium 

11.30AM Address by Martha Cobbold, Historic Houses President*, Churchill Auditorium 

11.50AM Historic Houses Guest Speaker *, Lord Parkinson, Churchill Auditorium 

12.00PM Historic Houses Awards *, Churchill Auditorium 

12.15PM Building Crafts College, Practical demos in woodcarving. Arthur Campbell, student at the BCC gives a woodwork practical demo, cutting dovetail joints and assembling all the elements of a cabinet draw, 3rd Floor Exhibition Hall, Demo Area 2.

12.30PM Cliveden Conservation, Practical demonstration of how to protect historic statues and decorative stonework from frost and water damage with the application of Winter Covers, 3rd Floor Exhibition Hall, Stand E61.

1.30PM Crown and Canopy, Glamping and the wonderful world of luxury outdoor accommodation, 12 years in, what are the opportunities, options, and an industry updateWith many shapes and forms, glamping is a broad term for what is now a very broad church. A discussion led by industry experts on what the opportunity can mean for an estate or historical house. Learn more about where the opportunities lie, where the industry is at, and the options for development and likely returns. E59 & Demo Area 1.

2.00PM Historic Houses Savills Lecture*, Lord Montagu, Churchill Auditorium

2.15PM Demonstration from SPAB Guardian, Lynn Mathias, Director of Mathias Brick and Flint and expert in Gauged Brickwork, 3rd Floor Exhibition Hall, Stand E64

2.30PM Building Crafts College, Practical demos in stone carving, Adeline Wartner. Tutor at the BCC will be giving a stone carving demo, Carving a Tudor rose, the traditional floral heraldic emblem of England. It consists of five inner petals representing the House of York, and five outer petals representing the House of Lancaster, 3rd Floor Exhibition Hall, Demo Area 2.

2.30PM Historic Houses Panel Discussion: ‘The past, present and future of Historic Houses’*, Julie Montagu, Penny Cobham and Norman Hudson and Ewan Frost-Pennington, Churchill Auditorium

3.15PM  SPAB Technical & Research Director, Douglas Kent, Short talk on ‘Key Tips for dealing with Dampness’, Dampness is the biggest cause of deterioration in buildings. Standard solutions that are used to treat dampness in modern properties may be highly inappropriate and ineffective in traditionally constructed (pre-c1919) ones. In order to successfully treat dampness problems it is important to understand their nature and causes, how to accurately diagnose them and the range of methods suitable for their control in older buildings. This talk will offer a few pointers, 3rd Floor Exhibition Hall, Demo Area 1 

3.15PM Anniversary Reception, Britten Lounge (Historic Houses members ticket only)

4.00PM Celebrating 50 Years, Special Address by Ben Cowell Director General, Historic Houses, 3rd Floor Exhibition Hall, Demo Area 2

4.15PM Building Crafts College, Practical demos in stone carving, Adeline Wartner. Tutor at the BCC will be giving a stone carving demo, Carving a Tudor rose, the traditional floral heraldic emblem of England. It consists of five inner petals representing the House of York, and five outer petals representing the House of Lancaster, 3rd Floor Exhibition Hall, Demo Area 2.

4.30PM Demonstration from SPAB Guardian, Lynn Mathias, Director of Mathias Brick and Flint and expert in Gauged Brickwork. 3rd Floor Exhibition Hall, Stand E64.

*By kind permission of Historic Houses and subject to seating availability

OPENING HOURS

Tuesday 12th November 2024, 9am – 5pm

VENUE

Queen Elizabeth II Conference Centre, Westminster, London, SW1P 3EE

ADMISSION

Entrance to this major heritage conservation day is free of charge to everyone in the historic buildings, landscape conservation and heritage sectors. Owners, guardians, volunteers and professionals from all sectors are welcome.

Pre-registration for the Historic Buildings, Parks & Gardens Event on 12th November will be open in the New Year.

Event Information

The combination of the all-day exhibition, demonstrations and keynote speeches running throughout the day make this an event not to be missed.

Look around the comprehensive exhibition.

You will find information, advice, solutions, guidance and support as well as products and services for all aspects of the historic buildings, landscape conservation and heritage sectors. Exhibitors have specialist knowledge of repair, conservation, maintenance and preservation of historic buildings, their contents, historic landscapes, and parks and gardens, both private or commercial.

Meet the experts

The SPAB, The Victorian Society, London Gardens Trust, Professional Gardeners Guild, The Gardens Trust and many specialist organisations, suppliers and professionals will be on hand to help with all aspects of historic buildings, landscape and heritage conservation.

Live demonstrations and short talks programme

Held throughout the day, experts will demonstrate practical skills, conservation techniques and give short talks.

To see the Demo programme from 2023 click here

 

The Historic Buildings Parks & Gardens Exhibition

12th November 2024

The Historic Buildings, Parks and Gardens Event, which has been running for over 35 years is held in parallel with the Historic Houses Annual General Meeting.

For more information about the event please click here

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