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Courses at West Dean College

From: Kathy Stayt <kathy.stayt>
Date: Friday, March 2, 2001
West Dean College
The Edward James Foundation

Building Conservation Masterclasses
April 3 - 6, 2001 Conservation and Repair of Plasters and Renders
Course Leader: John Ashurst
Principal Tutor:  Colin Burns

    Rendered and plastered masonry and timber-framed buildings with
    rendered infill panels form a very important part of our
    historic and traditional building stock; repair and maintenance
    can be a major problem and remedial work and specification is
    often of poor quality.  This unique course covers history,
    documentation, condition survey, repair options, specifications,
    execution and quality control of remedial works to lime, gypsum
    and cement-based internal and external wall plasters and
    renders, from roughcast to stucco and including plain, moulded,
    modelled and cast work, with practical workshop exercises.

May 1 - 4, 2001  Conservation and repair of brick and terracotta
Course Leader:  John Ashurst
Principal Tutor: Colin Burns
Guest Tutor:  Gerard Lynch, Historic Brickwork Consultant and author
of seminal works Gauged Brickwork and Brickwork, History, Technology
and Practice.

    The course describes and illustrates the use of brick and
    terracotta over the last two thousand years, concentrating
    particularly on British examples; it covers traditional
    manufacturing processes and the nature and characteristics of
    bricks, terracottas and their traditional mortars; survey
    techniques and repair schedules; remedial work on joints,
    replacement and surface repairs; cleaning and surface treatment
    and preparation of specifications.  There are practical sessions
    on joints and repair techniques.  One day's tuition on gauged
    brickwork, led by Gerard Lynch, will take place at the Weald and
    Downland Open Air Museum, using its brick teaching collection.

For further details, please contact

    Isabel Thurston, Building Conservation Masterclasses
    West Dean College
    West Dean, Chichester PO18 0QZ, England.
    +44 1243-818294/811301
    isabel.thurston [at] westdean__org__uk

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