There is a long heritage to both the painting of masonry and to the application of materials to attempt to consolidate decayed stone surfaces. This two-day course will start by setting out the nature and historic use of these materials and how they have affected the stone and its subsequent treatment. The course will set out the important distinction between surface coatings such as paints, limewash and sealants. It will explain how consolidants such as nanolime and silanes work and provide information on how, why and when their use might be appropriate. The course will cover the various materials that are currently available and identify the benefits and drawbacks for each. As well as understanding the materials and the likely effect of their use, participants will have the opportunity to use and work with the various materials. All students on this course will receive a copy of English Heritage Practical Building Conservation: Stone. For further information about the course, please contact the Course Organiser: +44 (0)1243 818219 or firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
BCM Course Leader
David is Director of Odgers Conservation Consultants who provide support, advice and training for clients, architects, surveyors, local authorities and others involved in the conservation of historic structures.