Brick, Flint & Lime

  • Flint WallingTuesday 6 - Wednesday 7 February 2018
    9.30am-5pm The course 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.... (more info)
  • 9.30am-5pm The course 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. The day will include both illustrated lectures and demonstrations. The tutor... (more info)
  • Jointing, pointing & re-pointing historic brickworkTuesday 13 - Wednesday 14 June 2017
    9.30am-5pm The course 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. It will also examine the considerations... (more info)
  • Historic lime plasters & rendersTuesday 27 - Wednesday 28 June 2017
    9.30am-5pm The course Study the theory and practice of traditional lime plasters. A two-day course, which covers the fundamentals of lime plastering from the simplest renders to the finest ornamental work. Each day will consist of lectures illustrated by case studies, interspersed with practical demonstrations and hands on experience of the materials. There will be... (more info)
  • 9.30am-5pm The course During this day school participants will: Find out how limewash is used Look at the colouring of limewash, and see examples of its application on the historic exhibit buildings at the Museum Mix distemper and consider its context in historical and contemporary buildings Look at current linseed oil paint ranges which are... (more info)
  • Lime mortars for traditional brickworkMonday 25 September 2017
    9.30am-5pm The course The day will consist of introductory talks with slides covering: The variety of limes and their uses, the current issues. Suitability of purpose, no lime is a bad lime if properly used. Non-hydraulic and hydraulic limes, traditional and modern preparations. The decay of buildings and why historic buildings need lime. The talks... (more info)
  • Repair of traditionally constructed brickworkTuesday 26 - Thursday 28 September 2017
    9.30am-5pm The course The course will include: principles of repair causes of failure and decay inappropriate materials and practices techniques for selecting methods of repair cutting out bricks taking out defective joints and inappropriate cement mortar stitch repairs and reinforcements patch pointing using lime mortar reversing bricks and use of “slips” plastic repairs cleaning brickwork... (more info)
  • Advanced gauged brickworkWednesday 11 - Friday 13 October 2017
    9.30am – 5pm The course This course follows on from the Introduction to Gauged Brickwork, 10-12 May 2017.  In this course the student will examine gauged arch construction, studying by way of classroom and workshop activities: Terminology Geometry Setting-out a flat and camber arch Establishing templates for voussoirs Selecting, preparing and cutting rubbers to voussoirs... (more info)
  • Flint wallingTuesday 28 - Wednesday 29 November 2017
    9.30am-5pm The course A two-day practical course covering: Preparation of flints for laying, knapping and setting out. Advice on tools and lime mortars, Practical flint work in different styles including galletting. The course will also include an illustrated talk on the geology of flint and examples of local buildings with a visit to West Dean... (more info)