Building conservation masterclass

Conservation and Repair of Masonry Ruins with Graham Abrey and Colin Burns

Ref: BC3D225



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 assessment of the structural and surface condition of masonry walls, identification of traditional materials, fault diagnosis, removal and control of organic growth, consolidation and treatment of wall tops, specification of mortars and grouts and the preparation and placing of mortar, with practical exercises using the Ruinette. For further information about the course, please contact the Course Organiser: +44 (0)1243 818219 or 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.


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.

Colin Burns

Colin Burns - BCM Course Leader

Colin is a Master Mason and Consultant in the conservation and repair of historic buildings. From 1980 to 1989 he was the Senior Training Officer at English Heritage.


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