Repair Techniques for Heritage Ironwork

Event Description

A day of practical guidance which will provide you with the necessary tools to make informed decisions in relation to repairing heritage ironwork. We will look at six basic techniques and assess their pros and cons. An afternoon walking tour will offer the opportunity to view various examples of repair work.  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
  • 3-D printing

          How to choose

  • Site considerations
  • Heritage context
  • Materials
  • Budget

Tickets: £65 including lunch (£45 students) Early bird discount: £60 (ends Friday 5th Jan 2017)

Venue: Vernon Harcourt Room, St Hilda’s College, Cowley Place, Oxford OX4 1DY