About this Webinar
In this webinar, John Gilbert, co-author of Under One Roof Scotland is talking to Nick Blair of ZM Architects , a firm which has recently repaired many tenements in Rothesay and Campbletown. They are sharing slides of tenements that Nick has worked on,and discussing the issues that they dealt with during repair work. They are joined by Gordon Matheson of Mathesons Plumbing and he’ll be showing pictures of leadwork normally only seen from high. The conversations are followed by a Q&A session featuring questions from owners in Argyll. The questions include what to do if a neighbouring tenement is causing damage to yours; applying green roofs to listed buildings; what builders should do to prevent fires in buildings and insurance issues when things go wrong while builders are on site.

This webinar is part of the Argyll & Bute Doors Open Days 2020 Programme
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    Ann Flint
    Author and producer of Under One Roof Scotland
    Annie Flint became interested in tenement management when she had some interesting experiences during communal block repairs. She subsequently wrote "The Tenement Handbook" with her co-author John Gilbert. After many further adventures in all things tenemental, and when the Tenement Handbook became sadly dated, Annie and John set up the website www.underoneroof.scot that took the Handbook online. Under One Roof has been widely praised, even being mentioned favourably in the Scottish Parliament.
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    John Gilbert
    Conservation Architect and co-author of Under One Roof Scotland
    John is a leading authority on sustainable design in Scotland with over 44 years’ experience as a practicing architect with extensive experience in housing and community issues.
    He pioneered working with communities with Assist Architects and with co-author, Annie Flint, wrote The Tenement Handbook. Since starting John Gilbert Architects in 1992, John has been a noted innovator in low cost, low carbon housing. John continues to encourage tenement owners to learn how important maintenance is and in his retirement, continues to illustrate and help with the website www.underoneroof.scot
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    Nick Blair
    Conservation Architect, ZM Architects
    Nicholas Blair
    BSc Hons, BArch, PG Dip Construction Law RIAS.

    Nick studied architecture at University of Strathclyde from 1988 to 1994 and returned as a studio tutor for an extended period spanning over ten years. Highlights include winning the outstanding thesis memorial prize in his postgraduate year and teaching across all undergraduate and diploma years.

    Living and working in Glasgow he has accrued over 27 years’ experience in architectural practice and has been a director of ZM Architecture since co-founding the office in 2004.

    Nick’s work at ZM has allowed the development of specialist skills in working with historically significant buildings, their conservation, repair, adaptation and re-use. He has RIAS Accreditation in Conservation Architecture at Advanced Level and is a trustee of Glasgow City Heritage Trust.
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    Gordon Matheson
    Mathesons Plumbing (Leadwork)
    Matheson Plumbing Company are roofwork specialists working in Lead, Copper & Zinc, with a highly respected team of craftsmen who have carried out work on some of the best known buildings in the country. The company is renowned for their expertise and top quality service.

    We work with architects and specifiers using lead to add variety and value to new buildings. Matheson Plumbing is also heavily involved in recreating original lead designs in ancient, heritage and listed buildings. Clients include Historic Scotland, Church of Scotland, Archdiocese of St Andrews & Edinburgh, St Giles Cathedral Edinburgh, Falkirk Old Parish Church, Glasgow University, RSPB.