Schedule of events


The BDA meet every second Wednesday evening of the month except in August.

Meetings start 5:30pm for 6:00pm.

If you are interested in joining the BDA come along and introduce yourself.

We meet at

The Bear of Rodborough Hotel
Rodborough Common

See the map below. Please ask at the reception desk which room the BDA are meeting in.

Have a look at the events record page for a list of subjects covered in past meetings.

10th May 2017 - Natural stone building materials - Mark Hancock of Centreline Architectural Sculpture

Centreline Architectural Sculpture was established in the Cotswolds in 1999 by Mark Hancock. He trained as a stonemason with Historic Scotland then took a second apprenticeship in stone and wood carving while working at York Minster. As part of his training he studied sculpture and life drawing at York College of Art.

Mark is regularly asked to act as a stone consultant for both new build and historic buildings having a thorough understanding of vernacular building practices together with an expert knowledge of current building conservation techniques.

Mark will be giving us an overview of his companies work and the services they offer.


14th June 2017 - Promap - An official CPD training session

Promap supply all sorts of mapping and GIS data

Current Mapping, Planning Application Maps, 3D Models, Aerial Photography, Historical Mapping, Height Data, Flood Data, Transport
Administrative, Local & Planning Data, Reports & Licences, BIM Essentials

Come and learn about all these services and how to use them. Full of CPD goodness.

Below is the text from their training page for CPD.

What is covered in CPDs

Our courses are endorsed by top names within the industry e.g. RIBA. We also attend industry CPD events like Professional Conferences – counting as both time and self-assessed learning points towards your annual pot of CPD totals! (You may also be interested to know that RIBA approved courses count as double points, always a nice bonus).

Course Outline:

  • Locating and displaying a map
  • Introduction to mapping layers
  • Customising your map
  • Printing your map
  • Saving your map
  • Exporting data
  • Promap products
  • Expenditure details, charging and invoicing
  • Account administration
12th July 2017 - Site visit - Woodchester Mansion tour - Chris Gill

Woodchester Mansion – an unfinished masterpiece

Most people will have been to Woodchester Mansion before but this is a special tour by our very own Chris Gill who has been volunteering at Woodchester for quite a while now. You think you know the place but Chris will know it better.

Timing is to be confirmed and fingers crossed for the weather!

For more information have a look at their website

13th September 2017 - provisional - Newland Homes – Brown land development
11th October 2017 - Domestic right to light issues - Paul Hearmon of Right to Light Consulting

Right to Light Consulting are a provider of right to light reports and Planning Reports.

The one hour seminar is split into two areas.

1. Daylight & Sunlight which forms the basis of planning applications.

Planners and Local Authorities will consider daylight and sunlight to habitable rooms. The criteria for assessing loss of daylight and sunlight is contained within the BRE Guide ‘Site Layout Planning for Daylight and Sunlight’ 2011.

2. Legal Rights of Light which is guided by common law.

Generally legal rights of light will apply to any room regardless of whether it is habitable or not.

8th November 2017 - provisional - Fabric Architecture

Details to follow

The Bear of Rodbrough