Building Solutions

Heritage Building Solutions provides professional heritage conservation and restoration services to property owners.

Education & Skills

The Centre’s main objectives are to facilitate research, and provide education and training in all aspects of traditional heritage building skills, reducing skills shortages and skills gaps.

2013 HESC Course Guide

 Energy Efficiency: Future proofing your heritage home
Saturday 16th March 2013, Roche Hall, Oatlands
Focusing on easy ways to improve energy efficiency and comfort of heritage homes along with good long term investments to consider if doing renovations, this course offers practical cost effective solutions. Participants will be given information on smart energy efficiency investments that are affordable and effective.  The course includes how to do an energy efficiency assessment of your own home and put together an action plan of priorities. We will also provide an overview of how to get good value from solar PVs or solar hot water.  A range of real life case studies from Australia and the UK will be discussed.
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Archaeological Survey
Saturday 6th & Sunday 7th April 2013, Roche Hall, Oatlands
This two-day course will run participants through the theory and practice of a basic survey of an archaeological site.  Participants will be taken through the basics of archaeology from desktop research to locate a site, using of aerial imagery and historic maps/plans.  This will lead to the assessment of archaeological potential and significance, through to the actual practical in-field survey and recording of sites.  No prior experience is necessary, and no excavation will be undertaken in this course.  Courses will include surveying a heritage site, and can be adapted to a specific group’s particular interest (if numbers are sufficient).
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Burra Charter: Principles of Conservation Planning and Practice
Friday 12th October 2013, Hobart & Friday 18th October 2013, Launceston
An enjoyable one-day course which details the Articles of the ICOMOS Australia Burra Charter.  The Burra Charter is the important philosophy that underpins all approaches to conservation in Australia.  In this course, participants will discuss the Charters articles to understand why, using real life examples, decision making and working within a sound conservation philosophy is necessary.  Through this participants will develop a greater awareness of the Burra Charter and be able to apply them in a range of planning and practical applications.  A visit to local heritage sites is also included to practise your new knowledge.
Feedback for Burra Charter:Principles of Conservation Planning and Practice:
“Good refresher and good to understand the practical uses.”  “Very enjoyable”
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Conservation Management Planning: A practical approach
Saturday 25th & Sunday 26th May 2013, Roche Hall, Oatlands
A Conservation Management Plan (CMP) is the principal guiding document for the conservation and management of a heritage place.  It is a tool that allows owners, property managers and approval authorities make sound decisions about heritage places. This two day course offers a practical and down to earth approach to conservation management planning, based on the model proposed by J.S. Kerr, the accepted industry standard in Australia.
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Taking on a Heritage Project - Vision, Approvals, Pitfalls and Success
Friday 28th June 2013, Adult Education Centre, Church St, North Hobart


  • Are you specialising or considering specialising in Heritage Property Design e.g. renovations and additions?
  • Are you aware of the legislation and requirements needed for Heritage Property Approvals?
  • Do you have an understanding of the requirements and processes applicable to development proposals on heritage properties?
  • Do you have the knowledge to go through the Heritage Approvals process?

A comprehensive one day workshop looking at taking on a heritage project and the legislation and requirements of such a project using real life case studies. Topics include Heritage Legislation and Policy Framework, the Burra Charter, Guiding Principles, the Approvals Process and Grants and Support.   A representative from Heritage Tasmania will be available on the day to discuss and answer additional questions.
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Burra Charter: Principles of Conservation Planning and Practice
Friday 2nd July 2013, Hobart
An enjoyable one-day course which details the Articles of the ICOMOS Australia Burra Charter.  The Burra Charter is the important philosophy that underpins all approaches to conservation in Australia.  In this course, participants will discuss the Charters articles to understand why, using real life examples, decision making and working within a sound conservation philosophy is necessary.  Through this participants will develop a greater awareness of the Burra Charter and be able to apply them in a range of planning and practical applications.  A visit to local heritage sites is also included to practise your new knowledge.
Feedback for Burra Charter:Principles of Conservation Planning and Practice:
“Good refresher and good to understand the practical uses.”  “Very enjoyable”
 Enrol here

 
 Heritage Fabric Identification and Extant Recording
Thursday 8th & Friday 9th August 2013, Roche Hall, Oatlands
This two-day course runs through the identification of buildings, building elements and other heritage items, including identification of framing, construction methods and joinery elements, timber species identification etc. The process of measured drawing and extant recording will be taught, in-line with heritage industry standards. Skills learned will be put into practice with the on-site recording of a heritage building.
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Historic landscapes, Gardens and Settings
Saturday 5th October & Sunday 6th October 2013, Foxhunters Return, Campbell Town
A delightful weekend workshop providing an overview of the cultural landscapes of Tasmania.  Discussion will include how to approach a heritage garden, with specifics such as design, plantings, fences and paving. We also look at the importance of maintaining appropriate settings/curtilage for heritage properties.  The weekend includes a field trip to historic gardens in the area.
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Burra Charter: Principles of Conservation Planning and Practice
Friday 18th September 2013, Hobart
An enjoyable one-day course which details the Articles of the ICOMOS Australia Burra Charter.  The Burra Charter is the important philosophy that underpins all approaches to conservation in Australia.  In this course, participants will discuss the Charters articles to understand why, using real life examples, decision making and working within a sound conservation philosophy is necessary.  Through this participants will develop a greater awareness of the Burra Charter and be able to apply them in a range of planning and practical applications.  A visit to local heritage sites is also included to practise your new knowledge.
Feedback for Burra Charter:Principles of Conservation Planning and Practice:
“Good refresher and good to understand the practical uses.”  “Very enjoyable”
 Enrol here

 
Interior Finishes: How to identify, conserve and replicate historic surface finishes
Saturday 26th October & Sunday 27th October 2013, Hobart
This practical two day course shows participants how to research, identify and apply traditional interior finishes, whilst maintaining a balance between conservation and everyday use.  Interior finishes include traditional paints (milk paint, limewash, distemper etc.), wallpaper and timber finishes (shellac, oil, waxes and so on.).  This course provides guidance on why a traditional finish is important to use, both for technical and aesthetic benefits and how to select the appropriate finish for your project.
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Burra Charter: Principles of Conservation Planning and Practice
Friday 18th October, Franklin House, Launceston
An enjoyable one-day course which details the Articles of the ICOMOS Australia Burra Charter.  The Burra Charter is the important philosophy that underpins all approaches to conservation in Australia.  In this course, participants will discuss the Charters articles to understand why, using real life examples, decision making and working within a sound conservation philosophy is necessary.  Through this participants will develop a greater awareness of the Burra Charter and be able to apply them in a range of planning and practical applications.  A visit to local heritage sites is also included to practise your new knowledge.
Feedback for Burra Charter:Principles of Conservation Planning and Practice:
“Good refresher and good to understand the practical uses.”  “Very enjoyable”
 Enrol here

 
Energy Efficiency: Future proofing your heritage home
Saturday 9th November 2013, Roche Hall, Oatlands
Focusing on easy ways to improve energy efficiency and comfort of heritage homes along with good long term investments to consider if doing renovations, this course offers practical cost effective solutions. Participants will be given information on smart energy efficiency investments that are affordable and effective.  The course includes how to do an energy efficiency assessment of your own home and put together an action plan of priorities. We will also provide an overview of how to get good value from solar PVs or solar hot water.  A range of real life case studies from Australia and the UK will be discussed.
Enrol here

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