Conservation Materials Practical Course 2017

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Conservation Materials Practical Course 2017

Time: September 4, 2017 at 9am to September 5, 2017 at 5pm
Location: Woodhouse Farm, Fisherwick Wood Lane, Fisherwick Wood, Lichfield, Staffordshire, WS13 8QG,
Event Type: cpd, workshop, seminar
Organized By: Gursharan Kaur
Latest Activity: Aug 31, 2017

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Event Description

4 & 5 September 2017

This intensive conservation course will provide hands-on training in technical and practical skills in the repair and maintenance of an 18th century walled garden.

View the photos from our 2015 course

Day 1 - Theoretical lecture will cover assessment and analysis of traditional brickwork and how this information may be used to inform and feed in to specifications.  Methods of remediation and site practices will also be discussed with demonstrations of some traditional techniques including tuck pointing and ruled/penny struck jointing finishes.


Day 2 - Practical day with repairs to historic garden wall.

Overall the training course will include:

  • Tools for brickwork conservation
  • Techniques for the removal of cement mortar by hand
  • Mixing lime mortars using lime putty & hydraulic limes
  • Brick removal & replacement
  • Protection of work
  • Site routines & good practice

About the venue

Woodhouse Farm and Garden CIC is a project created to give a sustainable future to a 22 acre farm in Staffordshire created from park land once designed by Capability Brown, a 3.5 acre walled garden which predates 1760 and other small pieces of land which had also be part of the now lost Fisherwick Estate. Replanting the walled garden with fruit and vegetables started in 2010 and now supports a community-supported agriculture project and allows surplus to be sold to visitors.

Now the walled garden is almost complete, concentration has turned to the Grade II listed wall and out building, some of which are in an urgent need of repair. Delegates will be repairing the walled garden during the course.


Course leader
Terrence Lee MA

Terrence Lee is a craftsman, tutor & lecturer specialising in the history, use and conservation of traditional brickwork.  Terrence is an Advanced Craft Certificate bricklayer with a Master’s degree in Historic Environment Conservation and an Affiliate Member of the IHBC.  He has trained and lectured to numerous audiences and at all levels across the country and has delivered RIBA brickwork CPD lectures since 2013.  He has worked on numerous buildings around the country, working directly for homeowners or for, architects and other building professionals.


Please note that you can opt to attend Day 1 only or both Day 1 and 2 if you prefer, but only 12 places are available for the practical elements on Day 2.
To book your place please visit 

Day 1 only 
RIBA Members £110+VAT
Non RIBA Members £130+VAT

Day 1 and 2
RIBA Members £200+VAT
Non RIBA Members £230+VAT

Refreshments and lunch will be provided, please let us know of any dietary requirements in advance.

Terms and conditions 

- Refunds will be made for cancellations received up to 28 working days before an event.
- Substitutions can be accepted at any time.
- Booking confirmation along with map/directions will be sent to you once we have received your booking form and payment.

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