Celebrating Edinburgh’s Traditional Buildings: Lead Roofing Demonstration

Celebrating Edinburgh’s Traditional Buildings: Lead Roofing Demonstration

Steve McLennan of the National Federation Roofing Contractors provides an enjoyable demonstration of the expertise required for creating and repairing lead roofing details. It’s vital these details are done correctly... 

Celebrating Edinburgh’s Traditional Buildings: Roof Slating Demonstration

Celebrating Edinburgh’s Traditional Buildings: Roof Slating Demonstration

Scotland’s buildings have slate roofs, now no Scottish slate quarry remains. Scott Miller of the National Federation of Roofing Contractors gives an informative demonstration on how slate shaped Scotland’s built skyline (look up!)... 

Celebrating Edinburgh’s Traditional Buildings: Traditional Building Skills and World Heritage

Celebrating Edinburgh’s Traditional Buildings: Traditional Building Skills and World Heritage

Edinburgh provides a magnificent festival setting. Structures and spaces must be repaired properly. Adam Wilkinson of Edinburgh World Heritage Trust gives a stimulating talk on how this can be achieved... 

Celebrating Edinburgh’s Traditional Buildings: Sash and Case Windows, Maintenance and Repair

Celebrating Edinburgh’s Traditional Buildings: Sash and Case Windows, Maintenance and Repair

Care for these windows and they’ll thrive for another few decades. Additional measures save energy. Keith Swann of Edinburgh College gives an informative demonstration of the required know-how... 

Celebrating Edinburgh’s Traditional Buildings: Architectural Cast Iron – Skills Demonstration

Celebrating Edinburgh’s Traditional Buildings: Architectural Cast Iron – Skills Demonstration

Scotland used to export iron buildings around the world; Andrew Laing of the Charles Laing Foundry gives an entertaining demonstration of casting processes and where these skills can lead... 

Celebrating Edinburgh’s Traditional Buildings: Lime mortars demonstration

Celebrating Edinburgh’s Traditional Buildings: Lime mortars demonstration

Roz Artis and Scott MacAskill of the Scottish Lime Centre Trust demonstrate lime slaking, part of the alchemy of the lime cycle. These processes have provided building mortars and more for millennia... 

Celebrating Edinburgh’s Traditional Buildings: Stonemasonry Skills Demonstration

Celebrating Edinburgh’s Traditional Buildings: Stonemasonry Skills Demonstration

Scotland’s traditional buildings used indigenous stone, only a few dimensional stone quarries remain. Marcus Paine and Richard Groom of Stone Federation GB give a literally breathtaking (silicosis!) demonstration of stonemasonry... 

Celebrating Edinburgh’s Traditional Buildings: Marbling and Graining Techniques, Signwriting Skills

Celebrating Edinburgh’s Traditional Buildings: Marbling and Graining Techniques, Signwriting Skills

Mark Nevin, Nevin of Edinburgh, demonstrates remarkable transforming painting techniques. Robin Abbey, Robin Abbey Signwriters, demonstrates inspirational signwriting skills used for projects like heraldry... 

Celebrating Edinburgh's Traditional Buildings: Marbling and Graining Techniques, Signwriting Skills

Celebrating Edinburgh's Traditional Buildings: Marbling and Graining Techniques, Signwriting Skills

Mark Nevin from Nevin of Edinburgh demonstrates remarkable transforming painting techniques. Maggie McCabe of Robin Abbey Signwriters demonstrates inspirational signwriting skills used for projects like heraldry. 

Celebrating Edinburgh's Traditional Buildings: Roof Slating Demonstration

Celebrating Edinburgh's Traditional Buildings: Roof Slating Demonstration

Scotland’s buildings have slate roofs, now no Scottish slate quarry remains. Scott Miller of the National Federation of Roofing Contractors gives an informative demonstration on how slate shaped Scotland’s built skyline (look up!). 

Celebrating Edinburgh's Traditional Buildings: Georgian Edinburgh Before the New Town

Celebrating Edinburgh's Traditional Buildings: Georgian Edinburgh Before the New Town

Old Edinburgh was a very different place to the contemporary city of today. John Lowrey of Edinburgh University provides an enlightening talk on the physical fabric of that city. 

Celebrating Edinburgh's Traditional Buildings: Traditional Building Skills and World Heritage

Celebrating Edinburgh's Traditional Buildings: Traditional Building Skills and World Heritage

Edinburgh provides a magnificent festival setting. Structures and spaces must be repaired properly. Adam Wilkinson of Edinburgh World Heritage Trust gives a stimulating talk on how this can be achieved. 

Celebrating Edinburgh's Traditional Buildings: Architectural Cast Iron – Skills Demonstration

Celebrating Edinburgh's Traditional Buildings: Architectural Cast Iron – Skills Demonstration

Scotland used to export iron buildings around the world; Andrew Laing of the Charles Laing Foundry gives an entertaining demonstration of casting processes and where these skills can lead. 

Celebrating Edinburgh's Traditional Buildings: Stonemasonry Skills Demonstration

Celebrating Edinburgh's Traditional Buildings: Stonemasonry Skills Demonstration

Scotland’s traditional buildings used indigenous stone, now only a few dimensional stone quarries remain; Richard Groom of CITB and Willie Gibson of Stone Federation GB give a literally breathtaking (silicosis!) demonstration of stonemasonry... 

Celebrating Edinburgh's Traditional Buildings: Lead Roofing Demonstration

Celebrating Edinburgh's Traditional Buildings: Lead Roofing Demonstration

Lead roofing demonstration: Steve McLennan of the National Federation of Roofing Contractors provides an enjoyable demonstration of the expertise required for creating and repairing lead roofing details... 

Celebrating Edinburgh's Traditional Buildings: Sash and Case Windows, Maintenance and Repair

Celebrating Edinburgh's Traditional Buildings: Sash and Case Windows, Maintenance and Repair

Care for these windows and they’ll thrive for another few decades. Additional measures save energy. Keith Swann of Edinburgh College gives an informative demonstration of the required know-how. 

Celebrating Edinburgh's Traditional Buildings: Restoration and Redevelopment of Riddle's Court

Celebrating Edinburgh's Traditional Buildings: Restoration and Redevelopment of Riddle's Court

Riddle’s Court has a rich history, including homing philosopher David Hume. Una Richards of the Scottish Historic Buildings Trust provides an illuminating talk on the restoration of this Old Town gem. 

Edinburgh Traditional Building Festival - Painting and Decorating Demonstration

Edinburgh Traditional Building Festival - Painting and Decorating Demonstration

Nevin of Edinburgh and MacKay Decorators Perth Ltd. present this traditional decorating exhibition that celebrates its third year running with decorators Margaret and Mark as hosts, a sign writer and a painter respectively... 

Edinburgh Traditional Building Festival - Roof Slating Demonstration

Edinburgh Traditional Building Festival - Roof Slating Demonstration

The Edinburgh Traditional Building Festival celebrates Edinburgh's traditional buildings and offers everyone an opportunity to learn about the skills and materials used to build and maintain them for future generations... 

Edinburgh Traditional Building Festival - Traditional Building Skills and World Heritage

Edinburgh Traditional Building Festival - Traditional Building Skills and World Heritage

The Edinburgh Traditional Building Festival celebrates Edinburgh's traditional buildings and offers everyone an opportunity to learn about the skills and materials used to build and maintain them for future generations... 

Edinburgh Traditional Building Festival - Maintaining Sash and Case Windows

Edinburgh Traditional Building Festival - Maintaining Sash and Case Windows

If you think the Fringe is just about theatrical performances then think again. For the third year The Edinburgh Traditional Building Festival is providing an opportunity to learn about the skills and materials used to build and maintain traditional buildings for future generations... 

Edinburgh Traditional Building Festival - Restoration and Development of Riddles Court

Edinburgh Traditional Building Festival - Restoration and Development of Riddles Court

The Edinburgh Traditional Building Festival celebrates Edinburgh's traditional buildings and offers everyone an opportunity to learn about the skills and materials used to build and maintain them for future generations... 

Edinburgh Traditional Building Festival - Stone Masonry Demonstration

Edinburgh Traditional Building Festival - Stone Masonry Demonstration

The Edinburgh Traditional Building Festival celebrates Edinburgh's traditional buildings and offers everyone an opportunity to learn about the skills and materials used to build and maintain them for future generations... 

Edinburgh Traditional Building Festival - Iron Work Demonstration

Edinburgh Traditional Building Festival - Iron Work Demonstration

The Edinburgh Traditional Building Festival celebrates Edinburgh's traditional buildings and offers everyone an opportunity to learn about the skills and materials used to build and maintain them for future generations... 

Edinburgh Traditional Building Festival - Lead Roofing Demonstration

Edinburgh Traditional Building Festival - Lead Roofing Demonstration

The Edinburgh Traditional Building Festival celebrates Edinburgh's traditional buildings and offers everyone an opportunity to learn about the skills and materials used to build and maintain them for future generations... 

Edinburgh Traditional Building Festival - Georgian Edinburgh Before the New Town

Edinburgh Traditional Building Festival - Georgian Edinburgh Before the New Town

The Edinburgh Traditional Building Festival celebrates Edinburgh's traditional buildings, offering everyone an opportunity to learn about the skills and materials used to build and maintain them for future generations...