Conservation and Repair of Architectural and Structural Metalwork

Starts: Monday, 4th February 2019 - 9.00am

Ends: Thursday, 7th February 2019 - 5.00pm

Location: West Dean, Chichester, West Sussex, PO18 0QZ

About this event

This course covers the conservation of structural metalwork, architectural features and statuary, and includes both ferrous and non-ferrous metals, with tuition from leading practitioners on a wide range of repair techniques. It also covers the methods of manufacture and shaping of ferrous metals, the history of their use, deterioration, surveys, practical cleaning methods, surface preparation and coatings, and specifying metalwork repairs. It includes corrosion science, the latest developments in cathodic protection as a remedial solution to rusting cramps and the science of traditional electrotype forming as used for statuary. There will be a 'hands-on' opportunity in the Forge when students will be able to try out traditional and modern techniques relevant to architectural conservation such as forging at the hearth, arc and gas welding, flame cutting and needle gunning. \qj All students on this course will receive a copy of English Heritage Practical Building Conservation: Metals.

How to book

For further information about the course, please contact the Course Organiser: +44 (0)1243 818219 or [email protected] The Professional Development Diploma in Historic Building Conservation and Repair (PDD Building Cons) can be achieved through the successful completion of 10 BCMs and the submission of a final 3,000-word portfolio. For more information about the Diploma please contact the Course Organiser, as above.

 

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