Keeping the water out – roofing and plumbing

Saturday 21 March 2015


Co-ordinated by experienced heritage conservation specialist Elisha Long with input from roofing specialist practitioners.

Topics include: 

  • common roofing types on Sydney buildings
  • materials and roof water management
  • repair methods and replacement options.

Roofs are a major feature of traditional buildings. Roofs, maintained with sound cladding and appropriate rainwater details, are a beautiful feature of urban and rural landscapes. Managing rainwater is fundamental to the sustainable conservation of buildings. 

Yet many heritage buildings suffer deterioration due to water ingress from poorly maintained roofs, leading to termite infestation, structural problems, ceiling failures and an unhealthy building interior. In this workshop participants will have the opportunity to handle materials and inspect roofs to gain a better understanding of the importance of materials and detailing.  

Cost and bookings 

$180 non-members/$160 NT, AI, APT members and City of Sydney owners.

Includes lunch.

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Last updated: Friday, 23 January 2015