Register of Architects
Accredited in Building Conservation


"Traditional lime rendering and limewashes for the protection of medieval fabric and the sustainability of our churches"

4th March 2021 5.00 p.m. to 6.00 p.m.
"The naked and the knackered - the state of church fabric"

Speaker: Ashley Courtney RIBA AABC, church architect based in Cambridge
Ashley Courtney will talk about the poor state of church fabric in his part of the world and the evidence of traditional lime finishes. This will be followed by a Q&A session chaired by Anna Joynt, EASA Hon. President.

11th March 2021 5.00 p.m. to 6.00 p.m.
"How Traditional Lime Finishes Work"
David Wiggins BSc ( PhD IEng MICE CARE of Clach Conservation Engineering Ltd.
David Wiggins will examine the response of traditional solid masonry walls to moisture, probing the issue of the 'breathability' of old buildings, and focusing on the functional significance of traditional l ime finishes. Sacrificial weathering will be unpacked as a process, and modern mortars critically evaluated for compatibility against hot mixed lime mortars. A Q&A session will complete the evening, chaired again by Anna Joynt, EASA Hon. President.

18th March 2021 5.00 p.m. to 6.30 p.m.
"Putting matters right: A case study and panel discussion"

Ashley Courtney will give an account of his work at St Andrew’s Church, West W r atting where the chancel has recently been re rendered and limewashed. This will include the consultation process and the change in attitudes to what is a radical change in appearance. The evening will conclude with a panel discussion and a question and answer session. The panel will include Robyn Pender from Historic England, DAC Secretary Geoffrey Hunter for Ely Diocese, as well as Ashley Courtney and David Wiggins. The evening will be chaired by Anna Joynt, the EASA Hon. President.

Making your booking

  • This series of three meetings will be open to bot h EASA members and non members to join in.
  • A serial ticket for the three evenings will be 10 .00 for EASA members and £1 5 .00 for non members.
  • (N. B We have kept ticket prices as low as possible so we just cover our costs.)
  • Being virtual evenings we shall only be taking online bookings. To make a booking please go onto the
  • EASA Website at and the n under the headline for the EASA Electronic Evenings click on the “Further details and tickets can be found here” line and follow the on screen instructions. This will eventually bring you to a payment box where you can finalise your booking.

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