As part of the heritage skills training programme funded by the Andrew Lloyd Webber Foundation at Shrewsbury Flaxmill, we will be running our 2-day ‘Conservation of Architectural Ironwork’ CPD for Historic England on 12th & 13th March. This course is free to attend and spaces are strictly limited so book now to secure your place. Lunch on both days is included.
Course tutor: Geoff Wallis
Aimed at craft practitioners and consultative professionals, this course is a comprehensive introduction to the conservation of ironwork for those involved in its care, covering historical context, metallurgy of wrought iron and steels, traditional tools, techniques & materials, design & manufacture. With a focus on the processes of restoration, the course will also guide you through surface preparation and treatments, specification & standards for heritage ironwork contracts, including a procurement and pricing exercise. The lectures will be complemented by a site visit to survey historic ironwork and develop a strategy for its conservation.
Delegates will learn the basic principles of assessing historic ironwork in situ and making 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 aim to equip those wishing to commission work on listed ironwork with information they will find essential in the writing of specifications. GEOFF WALLIS has three decades of experience in the field of historic ironwork conservation. He will offer practical advice and will be available to discuss delegates’ own projects where appropriate. You will also take away an NHIG CPD certificate recognised by the The Institute of Historic Building Conservation (IHBC)