Building Conservation Masterclass (BCM) at West Dean

Event Description

Conservation & Repair of Architectural and Structural Metalwork

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.

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.

Please follow this link to book: https://www.westdean.org.uk/study/short-courses/courses/b3d08206-conservation-and-repair-of-architectural-and-structural-metalwork

Geoff Wallis – BCM Course Leader

Geoff is a consultant with over three decades’ practical experience in the conservation of architectural and structural metalwork and historic machinery. He is a Founder and former Chairman of Dorothea Restorations Ltd and a Chartered Mechanical Engineer.

Accommodation

Residential option available. Find out accommodation costs and how to book here. https://www.westdean.org.uk/study/short-courses/accommodation

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