Conservation of Architectural Ironwork: Cambridge

Event Description

Two Day Conservation Course

For further details about NHIG CPD courses please click here.  To book a place on this course please download our booking form and, once completed, return it to us with full payment. NHIG CPD Booking Form (.docx)

The IHBC  (Institute of Historic Building Conservation) recognises that this programme may provide part of the compulsory CPD requirements of a Full Member

Aimed 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.

The day will include a pricing exercise, and the lectures will be complimented by a site visit to survey historic ironwork and develop a strategy for its conservation.

Lecturers: Geoff Wallis & Chris Topp

Both lecturers are crafts people and acknowledged experts in the field of historic ironwork conservation. They will share their own practical experience and will be available to discuss delegates own projects.

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