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Brick, flint & lime

Events

English brickwork: Tudor to Edwardian An overview of the historical development of the bricks, mortars and manner of manipulating them that stamped its character on Tudor, Jacobean, Georgian, Victorian and Edwardian...

An overview of the historical development of the bricks, mortars and manner of manipulating them that stamped its character on Tudor, Jacobean, Georgian, Victorian and Edwardian brickwork.  It also examines the causes of failure and conservative repairs relevant to each period.

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Practical flint walling A two-day course covering practical and theoretical aspects of flint walling. It includes Preparation of flints for laying, knapping and setting out. Advice on tools and...

A two-day course covering practical and theoretical aspects of flint walling. It includes

  • Preparation of flints for laying, knapping and setting out.
  • Advice on tools and lime mortars,
  • Practical flint work in different styles including galletting

The first day runs from 9.30am until 5pm. The second day runs from 9.30am until 1pm.

 

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Jointing, pointing & re-pointing historic brickwork A two-day course consisting of illustrated lectures, demonstrations and hands-on practice, which explores the historical and technical development of jointing and pointing from the...

A two-day course consisting of illustrated lectures, demonstrations and hands-on practice, which explores the historical and technical development of jointing and pointing from the Tudor period to the early 20th century. The theoretical and historic background will be covered including the tools, materials, mortars and practice. 

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Lime mortars for traditional brickwork The day will consist of introductory talks followed by practical demonstrations on how to make a decent lime mortar properly, so that a tradesman can use it.

The day will consist of introductory talks followed by practical demonstrations on how to make a decent lime mortar properly, so that a tradesman can use it.

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Repair of traditionally constructed brickwork Discover some of the causes of failure and decay and the selection of  methods of repair.

Discover some of the causes of failure and decay and the selection of  methods of repair.

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Lime plasters An introduction to the use of lime plasters and lime mortars for homeowners and professionals working with historic buildings. The focus will be on the use of lime as interior and...

An introduction to the use of lime plasters and lime mortars for homeowners and professionals working with historic buildings. The focus will be on the use of lime as interior and exterior damp management system, the repair of damaged brickwork and decorative finishes. We will view samples of lime within the grounds of the Museum, followed by a practical demonstration. Participants can enjoy the hands on experience of lime plaster.

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