Conservation Courses

Cliff Grange, Greenough, Western Australia

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A 5-day Heritage Conservation course for the National Trust (WA) and the Department of Corrections. The course was aimed at low security prisoners with the aim of providing them with skills they can employ upon their release from prison. They were given theoretical and practical instruction in stone restoration, lime mortars, lime washing and solid rendering.
 
 
 

Dry Stone Wall, Willunga, South Australia

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A 2-day Dry Stone Wall bespoke course for Onkaparinga Council, aimed at builders, homeowners, architects, heritage advisors, planners and craftspeople. Participants were shown how to construct a dry stone wall, using skills which are a thousand years old.

 
 
 

Coulthard House, Nuriootpa, South Australia

dscn2294(May 2014)
A 5-day workshop aimed at developing the knowledge of Heritage Conservation amongst people working in the construction industry and funded by the Construction Industry Training Board (CITB) as part of their Heritage Trades Program. The training provided participants with theoretical and hands-on experience in timber conservation, use of traditional lime mortars, preparation, application & availability of materials, lime rendering,traditional stonemasonry techniques and Lath & Plaster ceiling stabilisation.
 

Cantara Homestead, Coorong, South East Australia (February 2013 to April 2014)

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A 6-day Heritage Conservation course for the Department of Environment, Water and Natural Resources (DEWNR), and funded by the Construction Industry Training Board as part of their Heritage Artisan Program.  Aimed at builders, professional and regional DEWNR and indigenous Park Rangers.  The course covered conservation techniques in stone undersetting, lime mortars, salt damp remediation and solid rendering.

 

Holowiliena Station, Flinders Ranges, South Australia

dscn2294(September 2013)
This 6-day Heritage Trades Program course, funded by the Construction Industry Training Board (CITB) looked at passing on skills and knowledge to participants interested in learning basic stonemasonry, Pug and Pine construction,lime rendering, lime washing and blacksmithing. All aspects of the training focussed on the conservation of the 150 year old out
 
 
 

Sauerbiers Homestead, Port Noarlunga, South Australia

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A 1-day Stone Conservation bespoke course for Onkaparinga Council, aimed at builders, homeowners, architects, heritage advisors, planners and craftspeople.Participants were shown how to replace deteriorated stone, salt damp remediation issues, solid rendering, lime mortars, lime burning, lime washing, repointing techniques.

 

Bimbowrie Cobb & Co Residence – Mid-North, South Australia

dscn2294(April 2010, April 2011, July 2013)
A 6-day Heritage Conservation course for the Department of Environment, Water and Natural Resources (DEWNR) and funded by the Construction Industry Training Board (CITB) as part of their Heritage Artisan Program. Aimed at builders, professionals, park rangers and craftspeople. Over three courses, the participants were provided with theoretical and practical knowledge of stone restoration lime mortars, lime washing, lath and plaster and solid rendering.

 

Dalhousie Ruins, Far North of South Australia

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A 6-day bespoke course for the Department of Environment, Water and Natural Resources (DEWNR) in ruin stabilisation and conservation techniques.  The course was aimed at providing volunteers from The Friends of the Simpson Desert introductory conservation topics including practical elements in  stone replacement and lime mortar technology.

 

Morgan Railway Station, Riverland, South Australia

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A 6-day Heritage Conservation Course for the Mid-Murray Council and funded by the Construction Industry Training Board (CITB).  The course aimed at developing skills for local and regional businesses in lath and plaster repair, solid rendering, paint removal, lime technology and stone replacement.

 

 

Inneston Village, Innes National Park, Yorke Peninsula, South Australia 

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A 6-day Heritage Conservation course aimed at builders and professionals.  Over 3 courses, participants restored the Post Office, Bakery ovens, Mallee Lodge, Kent Cottage and Gate House, using conservation techniques in stone restoration, lime mortar technology, solid rendering, timber conservation, salt damp remediation and traditional lime washing.

 

John Knox Church, Morphett Vale, South Australia

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A 5-day Heritage Conservation course aimed at builders, students and crafts people.  Participants were taught timber conservation stonemasonry, lime mortars and blacksmithing.

 

 

 

Martindale Hall Coach House, Mintaro, Clare Valley, South Australia

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A 6-day Heritage Conservation course for the Department of Environment, Water and Natural Resources (DEWNR), and funded by the Construction Industry Training Board (CITB) as part of their Heritage Artisan Program.  Providing theoretical and practical advice in timber conservation, lime mortar technology, stone cleaning techniques and lime washing

 

Stone Bankering / Carving Course.  Held at ABCT workshop June 2012

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A Construction Industry Training Board (CITB) funded course as part of their Heritage Artisan Program.  Aimed at builders, craftspeople, and Doorways to Construction (D2C) students. Participants learnt how to make templates and work basic profiles to stone using hand tools and pneumatic air chisels.

 

 

Ernabella Anangu School, Far North South Australia

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A 5-day bespoke course funded by the Construction Industry Training Board (CITB) for Doorways 2 Construction (D2C) held for the students from the Senior Secondary Lads Class.  Participants were taught stonemasonry and lime technology, building a stone wall.

 

 

Monarto Bretag Village, South Australia 

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A 5-day Heritage Conservation course for the Department of Environment, Water and Natural Resources (DEWNR) and funded by the Construction Industry Training Board (CITB) as part of their Heritage Artisan Program.  Aimed at builders, professionals, park rangers and craftspeople.  The participants were provided with theoretical and practical knowledge of stone restoration of tanks and buildings and restoration of a lime kiln.

 

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