Main Information

Trainers
Various Speakers
Venue
Charlestown Workshops
Start Time
9:30 a.m.
End Time
4:30 p.m.
More Details
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Cost
£140.00 + VAT
(£168.00 incl VAT)

Technical Details

Individual Learning Accounts (ILA)
No
Requires C1 & C2?
No
Technical Level
Practical Level
n/a

Dates

This latest masterclass in the ‘A place for all mortars’ series aims to give context in harling practice, show case studies of worked examples of both harling and plastering, and give some steer as to how we cope going forward with harsher weathe

This latest masterclass in the ‘A place for all mortars’ series aims to give context in harling practice, show case studies of worked examples of both harling and plastering, and give some steer as to how we cope going forward with harsher weather patterns.

In our ever changing climate (weather and economy) as specifiers and users, we have the responsibility to safeguard our built heritage. Learning from the past and planning for the future is the most crucial for the external and internal finishes of a traditional building. This latest masterclass in the ‘A place for all mortars’ series aims to give context in harling practice, show case studies of worked examples of both external finishes and plastering, and give some steer as to how we cope going forward with harsher weather patterns. As with all the masterclasses in the ‘A place for all mortars’ series, it will address all mortars and the advantages and disadvantages of various applications when modern pressures force us to look at mortars more practically.

Course suitability:

This seminar is aimed at those specifying or working with mortars including building contractors, planners, architects, surveyors, engineers and other heritage professionals and students.

Course programme:

09.30 – 10.00

Welcome and context for the day: Summary of BLF Gathering, fundamental requirement for harling and plaster, aesthetics and the effect of climate change on specifications

Roz Artis, Director, SLCT

10.00 – 10.45

Loss of historic finishes – where did we go wrong? Learning from the past, how can we improve the future?

Tim Meek, PhD Student, University of Stirling

10.45 – 11.00

Coffee

11.00 – 11.30

Functional performance of lime harling

David Wiggins, Curtins

11.30 – 12.15

Case Study: Hope Lodge, the decision-making process (don’t assume anything)

Dr William Napier, Adams Napier Partnership

12.15 – 12.45

Petrographic analysis of plaster and harling. Case studies: how does it inform specifications?

Dr Katie Strang, Building Materials Analyst, SLCT

12.45 – 13.00

Discussion: Has climate change affected how we specify/use mortars for internal and external finishes? How/why?

All speakers & audience

13.00 – 13.45

Lunch

13.45 – 14.45

Case study: Self-coloured harling at Blair’s Steading, Altyre Estate & (plastering project)

Dean Hicks, Hicks Plastering

14.45 – 15.30

Using vapour permeable natural materials to insulate historic buildings

Mark Womersley, Womersley’s Ltd.

15.30 – 15.50

Practical specification for changing climate

Roz Artis, SLCT

15.50 – 16.10

HES Research Update - Plaster

Stephanie Weinraub, HES

16.10 – 16.30

Q & A

All guest speakers.

Starting on: Nov. 22, 2021 - Book