Conservation and Repair of Stone Masonry

Starts: Monday, 25th March 2019 - 9.00am

Ends: Thursday, 28th March 2019 - 4.30pm

Location: West Dean College of Arts and Conservation, West Dean, Chichester, West Sussex PO18 0QZ

About this event

The course includes basic geology of building and decorative stone; a detailed description of decay mechanisms of limestone, sandstones, marble, slate and granite; traditional construction methods; modes of failure; large and small scale repair options; cleaning methods, surface treatment and remedial work; specification and costing.

Teaching is divided between illustrated lectures and practical instruction, making use of the Ruinette, the purpose-built structure incorporating many of the faults found in historic masonry, which enables students to practice repair and remedial techniques. These include cutting out, repairing in stone and mortar, raking out joints and repointing, preparation and placing of mortars. Instruction is provided in some basic laboratory techniques, including recognition of stone samples and analysis of mortars.

How to book

Find out more about the course and book here:
https://www.westdean.org.uk/study/short-courses/courses/b3d08210-conservation-and-repair-of-stone-masonry

 

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