Traditional Masonry Skills Demonstrations Day
Heritage properties built and maintained using traditional methods are being damaged by inappropriate materials and poor repairs. Come and hear Master Stonemason Keith McAllister explain and demonstrate traditional masonry conservation skills that can be used to remove accumulated salt and repair masonry.
This is an opportunity for those with older homes experiencing damp or masonry problems to gain some basic understanding of the traditional skills required to carry out repairs. Learn about investigating masonry problems, salt damp remediation such as captive head washing and poulticing, sacrificial renders, the lime cycle, slaking of lime to make lime putty, making lime mortar, removing inappropriate or failed mortars, repairing mortar joints, lime rendering and the making and application of limewash.
You are welcome to ask questions as the demonstrations proceed.
Take the time to explore what was once a thriving administrative centre for an agricultural community. Central Greenough offers a host of structures including schools, churches, government and law enforcement buildings.
The property opens daily 9am-4pm. Normal entry fees apply to Central Greenough (historic settlement) but there is no additional charge to attend demonstrations.
Contemporary cafe located on site.