Archive: January 2016

June 28th in Winchester – Chris Topp is giving a CPD lecture for the RIBA on Heritage Ironwork

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From the earliest times ironwork has been used for utilitarian objects, and often with an ornamental treatment. This seminar will look at the history of the use of iron in architecture with particular emphasis on ornamental ironwork. It will discuss the properties and manufacture of wrought and cast iron from early charcoal irons and steels, through puddled iron, cast iron and modern steels.

The CPD will cover

  • How to identify and date;
  • How to understand wrought ironwork, techniques of repair and replication;
  • The techniques of the blacksmith, remedial techniques for damaged wrought and cast iron objects;
  • Good and bad practices.

27th January 2016 | Categories: Uncategorised

NHIG Announces a Seminar for Best Practice for the Cleaning, Protection and Coating of Historic Ironwork

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To be held on the 20th February 2016 in Holme Lacy, Herefordshire, the course will deal with how do we best protect our Historic Ironwork for future generations without losing valuable evidence of prior coatings and production methods?

See the attached link for more information.

26th January 2016 | Categories: Uncategorised