Heritage Ironwork - Tonbridge

14 May 2013

2:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Venue:

Tonbridge

Description:

This afternoon seminar will look at the history of the use of iron in architecture with particular emphasis on ornamental ironwork.

From the earliest times ironwork has been used for utilitarian objects, and often with an ornamental treatment. Eighteenth and 19th century developments in wrought and cast iron, including their use in structures.

Properties and manufacture of wrought and cast iron from early charcoal irons and steels, through puddled iron, cast iron and modern steels. You will learn how to:

  • Identify and date
  • 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 practises.

 

Fees:

 RIBA/CIAT Members - £55 + VAT (£66)
 Others - £80 + VAT (£96)
 RIBA Student Members - £15 + VAT (£18)

Contact:

Adam Turner
0118 9874900
adam.turner@riba.org

Other events in the series:

Please click on the following link for more information on the Conservation- traditional building materials programme of CPD

Other events in the series in Tonbridge:
Conservation of old brickwork, 24 September 2013, 2-4:30pm
The use of lime in traditional and historic buildings, 13 November 2013, 2-4:30pm

Organiser:

RIBA South

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