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Heritage Brickwork Repair Course - 25-27 September - Adults

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Pontefract Castle

Castle Garth

Pontefract

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This course is a practical introduction to the repair and conservation of traditional brick work, including an opportunity to undertake supervised brick repairs on an historic building in Pontefract town centre. The course is aimed at anybody interested in undertaking or commissioning historic brickwork conservation, including
practitioners
. It will be delivered by Terrence Lee, an Advanced Craft City and Guilds Bricklayer who specialises in the conservation of traditional brickwork.

The course is split into two components; theoretical and practical.

Day 1 - Monday 25 September

Morning seminar at Pontefract Castle followed by site vist (more details below)


Day 2 - Either Tuesday 26 September

Or Wednesday 27 September

Practical session on site (In Pontefract Town Centre - more details below)


Details

Day one starts with a taught seminar at Pontefract Castle visitor centre. This will cover the background to historic brick repair, types of construction, factors that affect the survival of traditional brickwork, and the policies relating to brickwork conservation. The seminar will be followed by a guided walk into Pontefract Town Centre, highlighting examples of local brickwork and discussion of conservation issues.

The afternoon session will consist of a site visit to 11-13 Corn Market, a historic grade 2 listed building in the town centre, with supervised practical training. The practical work will include guidance on preparing and planning for a project, as well as hands-on training in removal of brickwork and mortars, mixing lime mortars, piecing in brickwork, hand skills, pointing and after care.

Days two and three will consist of further supervised practical training on site at 11-13 Corn Market. Due to the nature of the site, places on each of the practical days will be limited so delegates will be asked to opt for one of the two practical days.

Practical information

Tea and coffee will be provided, but delegates will be expected to bring their own lunch. Alternatively, there are plenty of cafes and sandwich shops in Pontefract Town Centre.

Tools and safety equipment will be provided. Delegates should wear suitable clothing for work on site, including sensible footwear.


About the trainer

Terrence Lee: Terrence Lee Conservation

Terrence Lee is an Advanced Craft City & Guilds Bricklayer with MA in Historic Environment Conservation and an Affiliate member of the IHBC specialising in the conservation of traditional brickwork. Terrence delivers training for conservation and heritage organisations and training providers. In his capacity as a peripatetic tutor, trainer and lecturer he has had the privilege of teaching numerous courses at all levels for the National Trust, Canals & Rivers Trust, University of Birmingham, and Townscape Heritage Initiatives across the country. He has also delivered practical and theoretical CPD to the RIBA for a number of years. The majority of his day-to-day work involves undertaking repairs of traditional buildings, both listed and unlisted, working with brick and lime mortars, and it is this practical experience that underpins his training and lecturing.


Other information

This workshop is being funded as part of the Pontefract Townscape Heritage Initiative (THI). The THI is co-funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund and Wakefield Council. The scheme was launched in 2011 and is due to finish in 2018.

The workshop is supported by Wakefield Museums and Castles team.

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