Conservation and Repair of Masonry Ruins with Graham Abrey

Building conservation masterclass

Ref: B3D10055

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About this course

This course is primarily designed for those concerned with the conservation of ruined structures, although the principles and skills are also applicable to roofed buildings.

It will include the identification of mechanisms of decay and structural failure, selection and application of conservation and repair techniques, identification and replication of historic lime and earth based mortars, the selection and applications of mortars and grouts and soft and hard wall capping. The course is delivered using a series of lectures, practical sessions by the students working on the masonry Ruinette and practical demonstrations by the teaching team.


Graham Abrey

Graham Abrey - BCM Course Leader

Graham trained as a building surveyor and has specialised for the past 10 years in contract work involving repair, conservation and maintenance of historic buildings. He has had many years' experience working for a masonry contractor and more recently as a freelance consultant specialising in the survey, cleaning and surface repair of stone, brick, terracotta and stucco buildings. He is currently Managing Director of Ingram Consultancy Ltd in Somerset.


Residential option available. Find out accommodation costs and how to book here.

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