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IHBC South West Branch

Avon, Cornwall, Devon, Dorset, Gloucestershire, Scilly Isles, Somerset and Wiltshire

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  • South West Bulletin
  • Business Plan
Tab 1

Maureen Pearce

Jill Himsworth: JHimsworth@lhc.net


Greg Venn: greg.venn@southsomerset.gov.uk

Council Representative 


Immediate Past Chairman 

Ian Lund: lundi2@sky.com

Membership Secretary 

Liz Smith-Gibbons: lsmith-gibbons@swindon.gov.uk

Historic England Representative

Stephen Guy: stephen.guy@historicengland.org.uk

Bulletin Editor

Alex Marsh: alexm.marsh7@gmail.com


Colin Ellis: colin.c.ellis@btinternet.com

Training & Events


Cornwall & Scilly Isles County Representative

Nick Cahill: ncahill@cornwall.gov.uk

Devon County Representative (incl. Plymouth & Torbay)

Maureen Pearce

Dorset County Representative

James Webb: jameswebb@forumheritage.co.uk

Somerset County and Bath Representative

Greg Venn: greg.venn@southsomerset.gov.uk

Wiltshire County Representative (including Swindon)

Guy Bentham-Hill: guy.bentham-hill@wiltshire.gov.uk

Gloucestershire County Representative

(incl. South Gloucestershire and Bristol)

Charlotte Lewis: Charlotte.Bowles-Lewis@gloucester.gov.uk

Private Practice Representative (acting)

Colin Ellis

Tab 2
Tab 3
Damp, timber decay & sustainability


Friday 20 March, 9.45am - 5.00pm The Guildhall, Bath
Damp is a key factor in almost all forms of decay, and damp fabric increases heat loss. However, identifying a source can be complicated as moisture is so mobile. It can condense from humid air on to cold surfaces and it can spread through a structure by capillary action and gravity. Understanding these mechanisms and their consequences is vital, particularly now that we are increasing insulation levels in historic buildings and restricting the movement of air.
Getting this stuff wrong can be disastrous!

£55 for members
£65 for non-members (Lunch and refreshments)

Website: https://damp2020.ihbc.org.uk
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