FREE EVENT: Repair Techniques for Heritage Ironwork at Shrewsbury Flaxmill Maltings

Event Description

FREE TRAINING DAY at Shrewsbury Flaxmill Maltings

‘Repair Techniques for Heritage Ironwork’

Tutor: David James, Blacksmith Conservator, George James & Sons, Kettering.

A day of practical guidance which will provide you with the necessary tools to make informed decisions around heritage ironwork. We will look at six basic techniques and assess their pros and cons.  By the end of the day you should have a good idea of:

          When to repair

  • Is repair necessary?
  • What are the ethical considerations?
  • What options are available to you?
  • How will site constraints affect your decision?

          Available options

  • Traditional fire-welding
  • Gas welding
  • Brazing
  • Arc processes
  • Resin fillers

          How to choose

  • Site considerations
  • Heritage context
  • Materials
  • Budget 

Who is it for?

All levels of experience and background are welcome. This day will be of interest to blacksmiths, conservators, architects, surveyors, local authorities, commissioners and owners of ironwork.

The funding of the skills programme at SFM:

This course is offered free of charge thanks to funding from the Andrew Lloyd Webber Foundation for Historic England’s heritage skills programme at Shrewsbury Flaxmill Maltings. Historic England is working in partnership with Shropshire Council and the Friends of Flaxmill Maltings on the Heritage Lottery Fund supported conservation and regeneration of the world’s first iron framed building.  Please note, training opportunities offered as part of the heritage skills programme at Shrewsbury Flaxmill Maltings are NOT OPEN TO HISTORIC ENGLAND EMPLOYEES.



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