Conservation of Architectural Ironwork: Chester

Event Description

Two Day Conservation Course

CPDAimed at professionals and craftspeople, this National Heritage Ironwork Group Continued Professional Development course is an introduction to the conservation of ironwork. Delegates will learn the basic principles of assessing historic ironwork in situ and make decisions about its care.

Tender procedures often require the commissioner of the work to have knowledge of the medium in order to procure the best value. We are offering you this knowledge with lecturers designed to equip those wishing to commission work on listed ironwork, whether architects, surveyors or conservation professionals with information they will find essential in the writing of specifications.

The course includes:

  • An introduction to heritage ironwork and historical context
  • Metallurgy of wrought iron and steels
  • Traditional tools, techniques, materials, design, and manufacture, with a focus on fixings
  • Discussion on working with iron and steel, the process of restoration, surface preparation and treatments
  • Specification and standards for heritage ironwork
  • Contracts and procurement.