Free Event: Specifications & Tenders for Heritage Ironwork at Shrewsbury Flaxmill Maltings

Starts: Tuesday, 15th January 2019 - 9.30am

Ends: Tuesday, 15th January 2019 - 4.30pm

Location: Shrewsbury Flaxmill Maltings, Spring Gardens, Shrewsbury, SY1 2SY

About this event

FREE TRAINING DAY at Shrewsbury Flaxmill Maltings: Specifications & Tenders for Heritage Ironwork

Tutor: Brian Hall, Hall Conservation

A day of practical guidance which will lead you through the process of writing and understanding specifications on historic ironwork, highlighting pointers and pitfalls in the tendering and procurement process.

What will be covered:

  • Condition reports
  • Environment, Timing and Budget
  • Legal and commercial issues
  • Specifying a material which will ensure the right level of workmanship
  • How to get the best value
  • Lines of communication on site
  • The value of a proper paper trail
  • How to procure a company for the works

Who is it for?

All levels of experience and background are welcome. This day will be of interest to blacksmiths, conservators, architects, surveyors, local authorities, commissioners and owners of ironwork.

The funding of the skills programme at SFM:

This course is offered free of charge thanks to funding from the Andrew Lloyd Webber Foundation for Historic England’s heritage skills programme at Shrewsbury Flaxmill Maltings. Historic England is working in partnership with Shropshire Council and the Friends of Flaxmill Maltings on the Heritage Lottery Fund supported conservation and regeneration of the world’s first iron framed building.  Please note, training opportunities offered as part of the heritage skills programme at Shrewsbury Flaxmill Maltings are


How to book

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