Conservation Stone : Cleaning, Selection and Replacement



October 15 2014 • 9.30am
to 4.00pm


Jo Kendall 01133 899870


BDP, 1 North Bank, S3 8JY, Sheffield


Half day £85 + VAT Full day £118 +VAT

Half day £15 +VAT Full day £25 +VAT

Half day £59 +VAT Full day £99 +VAT


Half day £85 + VAT Full day £118 +VAT

Half day £15 +VAT Full day £25 +VAT

Half day £59 +VAT Full day £99 +VAT

Conservation Stone: Cleaning, Selection and Replacement                     Wednesday 15 October 2014 from 9.30am – 4pm                                         BDP, 1 North Bank, Sheffield, S3 8JY

This is a full-day course, split into a morning and afternoon session. Delegates can attend the full day or choose to either attend the morning or afternoon session.

Session 1: Masonry Cleaning and Paint Removal                                 9.30am – 12pm                                

Presented in two parts;

  • Part 1 provides a detailed summary of the issues and techniques for both interior and exterior work. Particular reference is made to the British Standard and other published reference sources.

  • Part 2 covers case studies and examples. The substrates described include natural stone, brick, faience, stucco, and concrete of public, domestic, commercial and ecclesiastical buildings and monuments.

Jamie Fairchild is a Director of Restorative Techniques Limited, a company that provides technical support for architects and contractors across the U.K and abroad.  Originally a Materials Engineer in the quarry industry, Jamie has 20+ years of experience in the building conservation field, primarily with cleaning and coating removal techniques.

Session 2: Building Stones of Yorkshire - selection and replacement 1:30pm – 4pm

This session will look at the following:

  • Building Stones of Yorkshire

  • Issues around like for like stone replacement: compatibility and availability. English Heritage criteria for stone replacement.

  • Stone replacement – why, when and with what? Philosophies of repair. Alternatives to stone replacement.

Nigel Copsey is a stonemason and building conservator with 30 years’ experience.  He is a professionally accredited conservator-restorer with ICON and a Research Associate of the Department of Archaeology at York University, for which department he delivers the practical skills module for the MA Conservation, as well as regular CPD days on the matter of Stone Conservation and Repair and hot-mixed lime mortars. Recent projects have included Holy Trinity Church, Goodramgate, York for the Churches Conservation Trust and the interior cleaning of the stonework of St Mary’s Priory Church, Old Malton. Nigel also works regularly with Natural England in the preparation of Management Plans for historic farm buildings, most recently at Scampston Park, where he is currently administering the repair and conservation of a 1759 Ice-house and a number of exceptionally significant early horse barns associated with the early 18thC St Quentin thoroughbred stud.