Providing more training in the use of lime mortars and pointing of setts by the lockside
M Womersleys continue to provide onsite training to the Canal and River Trust in the use of Lime Mortars for the conservation of canal locks and canal side structures. This time at Apperley Bridge on a cold and misty morning. During the training session the inhouse maintenance team and volunteers upgraded their skills and learn how to choose the most appropriate lime mortar for the repair work, whether it be for bedding and pointing setts around a lock or pointing in the lock chamber itself. Simply and clearly during the day, we showed the group how to select the right sands and aggregates, and lime for the work and when to use natural pozzolans in damp conditions.
The group learnt how to appropriately finish, tend, and protect the new mortar, and how to overcome the climate challenges of working in the closed period, outside the traditional lime season. It is great that the Canal and River Trust who manage a massive historic network built from stone, brick, clay, and lime encourage everyone who works for them to select the correct lime mortar for any job. We try to help them to understand when to use hot lime mixes, matured lime putty mortars, hydraulic limes, or natural cements to ensure the continued conservation of our fabulous water way network.
Great that the press picked up on our work with the craftsmen in Barbados, and with local people
Great that the press picked up on our work with the craftsmen in Barbados, and with local people to …
On our last day in Barbados, it was good to see the vertical sliding sashes, made from Guyana Purple Heart wood, going back into frames within the Garrison House at Bridgetown. Tutors and students from the Samuel Jackman Prescod Institute of Technology, with a little support from Mark, copied adjacent windows to begin conservation work on this building.
On our last day in Barbados, it was good to see the vertical sliding sashes, made from Guyana Purple…
Mark was very pleased to help Grantley Adams Memorial School, and a voluntary group set up to bring a former slave hospital back into use, with an evening event to demonstrate the building’s potential to create a better future for all Bajans.
Mark was very pleased to help Grantley Adams Memorial School, and a voluntary group set up to bring …