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Traditional Mortars Symposium by the Building Limes Forum, York 10-12 June

Monday 10th June 2019 to Wednesday 12th June 2019
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Want to know about traditional lime mortars? Then book a place on the Building Limes Forum's ‘Traditional Mortars Symposium’ taking place in the Hall of St Anthony in York and York Minster Stoneyard on 10, 11 and 12 June. 

The event is supported by Historic England and Historic Environment Scotland with assistance from Cadw,  Earth Building UK & Ireland, York Conservation Trust, York Minster and the University of York. It has been recognised by the Institute of Historic Building Conservation for CPD.

The Traditional Mortars Symposium aims to bring together current thinking and knowledge about traditional mortars, presenting recent research outcomes, revised heritage agency guidance and case studies from around the UK, Ireland, Spain and Canada. Speakers will draw upon experience of using traditional mortars for the repair and conservation of historic fabric, sharing their insights and knowledge in theory and practice. 

The Symposium is intended to result in informed specification and us of lime mortars. It will cover the mixing and confident use of earth-lime and hot mixed lime mortars, as well as demonstrating their historic prevalence, usefulness and enhanced performance characteristics. It is aimed at builders and conservation professionals and practitioners. 

Nigel Copsey from the Building Limes Forum committee, who is a practising stonemason and building conservator, has been instrumental in the organisation of the event. He says: “Over the past five years there has been a growing awareness of the historic ubiquity of earthlime and hot mixed lime mortars and a renewed emphasis on like-for-like repair of traditional buildings, as well as important research into the character and performance of natural hydraulic lime mortars and the historic precedence for their use. 

"Like-for-like and compatible repair will usually require the use of earth-lime and hot mixed lime mortars. Therefore it is important that there is increased awareness of them."

For more information about the programme go to: https://www.buildinglimesforum.org.uk/events/york-symposium/

 

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Want to know about traditional lime mortars? Then book a place on the Building Limes Forum's ‘Traditional Mortars Symposium’ taking place in the Hall of St Anthony in York and York Minster Stoneyard on 10, 11 and 12 June. 

The event is supported by Historic England and Historic Environment Scotland with assistance from Cadw,  Earth Building UK & Ireland, York Conservation Trust, York Minster and the University of York. It has been recognised by the Institute of Historic Building Conservation for CPD.

The Traditional Mortars Symposium aims to bring together current thinking and knowledge about traditional mortars, presenting recent research outcomes, revised heritage agency guidance and case studies from around the UK, Ireland, Spain and Canada. Speakers will draw upon experience of using traditional mortars for the repair and conservation of historic fabric, sharing their insights and knowledge in theory and practice. 

The Symposium is intended to result in informed specification and us of lime mortars. It will cover the mixing and confident use of earth-lime and hot mixed lime mortars, as well as demonstrating their historic prevalence, usefulness and enhanced performance characteristics. It is aimed at builders and conservation professionals and practitioners. 

Nigel Copsey from the Building Limes Forum committee, who is a practising stonemason and building conservator, has been instrumental in the organisation of the event. He says: “Over the past five years there has been a growing awareness of the historic ubiquity of earthlime and hot mixed lime mortars and a renewed emphasis on like-for-like repair of traditional buildings, as well as important research into the character and performance of natural hydraulic lime mortars and the historic precedence for their use. 

"Like-for-like and compatible repair will usually require the use of earth-lime and hot mixed lime mortars. Therefore it is important that there is increased awareness of them."

For more information about the programme go to: https://www.buildinglimesforum.org.uk/events/york-symposium/

 

Monday 10 June

Venue: St Anthony’s Hall, Jewbury, York
Trevor Marchand, SOAS
Alex Gibbons, mudworker and SPAB Fellow
Nigel Copsey, stonemason & building conservator
Alison Henry, Historic England Conservation Research Team
Fernando Vegas & Camilla Mileto, Escuela Técnica Superior de Arquitectura, Universitat Politècnica de València
Roger Curtis, Historic Environment Scotland Conservation Research Team
Stafford Holmes, architect
Becky Little & Tom Morton, mudmason & architect
Ben Gourley earth-lime mortars in Western Canada
Marianne Suhr– tribute to Anthony Goode, traditional builder
Nigel Copsey stonemason & building conservator
Evening screening of The Architecture of Mud. Documentary directed by C Borelli. Mud masonry in the Hadhramaut Valley, Yemen.

Tuesday 11 June
Venue: St Anthony’s Hall, Jewbury, York
Alison Henry Historic England Architectural Conservation Research Team
Jessica Hunnisett HES Conservation Research Team
Bill Revie, materials scientist , CMC Consulting
David Wiggins, structural engineer
Craig Frew, conservation surveyor
Richard Jordan, traditional roofer and SPAB Fellow
Thom Kinghorn-Evans, Coestone, West Wales
William Skinner, conservator Cliveden Conservation
Philip Scorer, stonemason & conservator, Vitruvius Conservation
Nick Durnan, stone conservator
William Napier, plasterer & surveyor
Eoin Madigan, stonemason and SPAB Fellow
Chris Pennock, stonemason, Nidaros Cathedral, Trondheim

Wednesday 12 June
Venue: York Minster Stoneyard
There will be tours of the scaffolding led by Minster masons where works are being carried out using locally burned magnesian lime, as well as demonstrations of mixing earth, earthlime and hot mixed lime mortars, as well as traditionally made putty lime, hot limewashes/sheltercoats and hot lime grouts. Participants will be invited to get involved and have a go.
Practitioners: Nigel Copsey; Richard Jordan; Thom Kinghorn-Evans; Phil Scorer; Will Skinner; Alex Gibbons; Eoin Madigan; Nick Durnan; Karl Mallard. Plus Bill Revie, Craig Frew, Alison Henry.

Cost per day £110 (£100 for BLF members), £330 for all three days (£300 for BLF members).  Please book using the booking form.

Bursaries are available for those in the early years of their conservation/lime career, those who are self-employed, and those on a low income. Apply to the BLF Administrator.

This event is supported by Historic England and Historic Environment Scotland

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