Introductions and short presentation to place the course in context of wider conservation principles
Lecture. Historical use of and general purpose of coatings and consolidants; summary of different types of material and circumstances in which they might be used including summary of different stone types
Demo/lecture. Lime-based materials for consolidation and coatings. Practice and theory combined in explanation and demonstration of coatings and consolidants based on lime - limewater, limewash, nanolime. How the properties of all these materials can be manipulated for specific purposes. Includes opportunities to use the materials
Demo/lecture. Consolidants: How they work in theory and practice; properties of the material; pre-treatment assessment including nature and condition of substrate; examples of recent use
Demo/lecture. Consolidants: Practical session showing how consolidants are prepared and applied; examples of how the properties of stone may be affected; materials will include HCT, ethyl silicate, ammonium oxalate, syton
Lecture. Types, properties and characteristics of surface coatings (including hydrophobic treatments), paints and anti-graffiti coatings
Demo/practical. Application of paints and surface coatings: mixes, substrates and case studies; techniques of removal
Lecture. Summarising when coatings and consolidants are appropriate. Do they work? Field tests for measuring the effect of treatments; potential for re-treatment
Issue of certificates and depart.
Arrival Day - this is the first date listed above
Courses start early evening. Residential students to arrive from 4pm, non-residential students to arrive by 6.45pm.
6.45pm: Welcome, followed by dinner (included).
8 - 9pm: First teaching session, attendance is essential.
Classes 9.15 - 5pm, lunch is included.
From 6.30pm: Dinner (included for residential students).
Evening working - students may have access to workshops, but only with their tutor's permission and provided any health and safety guidelines are observed.
Classes 9.15am - 3pm, lunch is included.
Residential students are to vacate their rooms by 10am please.
(This timetable is for courses of more than one day in length. The tutor may make slight variations)
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.