Newsletter, June 2019


Dear Reader


Repair and maintenance course in GreenwichThere are some brilliant courses coming up later in the year, which are worth getting in your diary now.

This includes the Repair and Maintenance of Pre-1919 Traditional Buildings course in Greenwich in September. This is an essential course, for those working within built heritage in any form: contractors, students, managers and home owners of old buildings. So we recommend you try and get a place on this course if you can! We also deliver this course to groups of 10 - 20 and it is CITB accredited, so if you are interested in us running one for you and your staff please get in touch.

The second event worth getting in the diary is Forging ahead: New Perspectives on heritage ironwork at the V&A Museum in November. This conference will be offering fresh insights into historic ironwork, new perspectives and stimulating discussion.

For events coming up next month, please see below, as the summer begins it's the perfect time to undertake some new training. A fantastic event for those with an interest in historic ironwork.

With best wishes


Sophie Keegan
Marketing, Events and Helpdesk Manager
Helpdesk telephone number: 01246 252363

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Understanding natural and mineral based paints

4th June, Yorkshire

Spend a day devoted to understanding how paints work. This day of theory and practice covers:introduction to traditional and modern mineral based paints, the Plant/Paint cycle, film forming paints and vapour permeability, demonstrations showing the use of lime washes, distempers and glass based and natural resin wall paints.


Damp and Historic Buildings

6th June, Sussex

The course discusses the importance of breathability in historic buildings, how this is achieved and can be maintained and what happens when it goes wrong. It will examine common mistakes of moisture identi


Building Limes Forum, Traditional Mortars Symposium

10th - 12th June, York

The York Symposium aims to bring together all current thinking and knowledge about traditional mortars, presenting recent research outcomes, revised heritage agency guidance and case studies from around the UK, Ireland, Spain and Canada. The speakers will be drawing upon long and more recent experience using traditional mortars for the repair and conservation of historic fabric, sharing their insights and knowledge in theory and in practice.


Understanding Vernacular Buildings

20th June, West Sussex

A day school on vernacular buildings in general, materials, and the timber- framed tradition of the Marches in comparison to the South - East Region. In the afternoon we will discuss the challenge of living in a timber- framed house from the owner's perspective, tips on energy efficiency and how to lower your building's carbon footprint.


An Introduction to the History of Manufacture and Repair of Cast Iron

21st June, Telford

This seminar – held at the heart of the Early Industrial Revolution – will explore various aspects of the making, forming and repair of cast iron, focusing on: the history of iron-making, pattern making, products, repair of cast iron and a bespoke tour of the Coalbrookdale Museum of Iron.




Job Opportunity: Experienced framing / conservation carpenters

Experienced framing / conservation carpenters wanted for projects in West and East Sussex from Summer 2019 onwards.

With a number of projects to carry out from Summer 2019 onwards, Manorwood are looking for experienced framing / conservation carpenters to join our team on a self employed basis.

A number of projects will be starting from Summer 2019 in both West and East Sussex and continuing through until Sumer 2020.

Carpenters should have experience of working with historic timber buildings and / or green oak framing. Own tools and transport required


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