Longford Academy Autumn Masterclass 11-16 May 2020

Delphine

APT International

Autumn: Practical Building Conservation This six-day course introduces participants to the practical aspects of building conservation. Topics covered include documentation of works, dealing with damp and extracting salts, lime-based materials, diagnosing timber decay and repair needs, roofing and metals. Practical activities are reinforced by theory sessions and discussions. Suitable for all those involved in building conservation (whether specifiers or those … Read More

Longford Academy Spring Masterclass

Delphine

Spring: Specialist Masterclasses A number of masterclasses are run concurrently, focusing on particular aspects of conservation practice. In recent years these have included: lime mortars and plasters in conservation practice carpentry and joinery conservation techniques roofing and roof plumbing repair & reproduction methods traditional and decorative finishing Participants choose one masterclass stream, but are able to ‘cross’ streams for certain … Read More

Lath and Plaster

Lath-and-plaster The interior walls and ceilings at The Racecourse Inn are constructed of lath and plaster,?a common construction technique used until the 1950s, when plasterboard was developed.? ?The technique involves nailing?timber laths to timber studding, with traditional lime renders, mixed with horse hair?(or equivalent) used as a backing coat. ? The lath is typically about two inches wide by four … Read More