Longford Academy 2022 – Autumn: Practical Building Conservation:

Delphine

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 (mortars, plasters and limewashes), diagnosing timber decay and repair needs, roofing and metals. Practical activities are reinforced by theory sessions and discussions. The Autumn course is for all those involved … Read More

Longford Academy Summer School in Building Conservation

Delphine

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This seven-day course focuses on traditional building materials including stone, brick, mortar, plaster, wood, metals and finishes. It covers their properties, how they weather and decay, and how they are best conserved. Topics include salt attack and rising damp, repointing of mortar joints, timber decay and termites, and galvanic corrosion of metals. Theory sessions are supported by inspections on the … Read More