Led by Keith McAllister, Applied Building Conservation Training (Aust) Group, with conservation architects from the National Trust of Western Australia, this five and a half day training course is aimed at introducing and developing the knowledge of traditional crafts.
The course is suitable for a range of community members including heritage professionals and those working, or looking to work, in the construction industry. No previous skills are necessary.
Salt damp remediation
Lime technology- crack injection and lime grouting
Manufacturing traditional lime mortars (quick lime mortars made from local materials on site subject to weather conditions)
Stone masonry & lime washing
Traditional roofing techniques
All training is to be held on site at Ellensbrook, Margaret River. This project contributes to conservation, interpretation and education works funded by Lotterywest. You will need to provide your own accommodation and transport and be available for the full 6 days of training. Participants will receive a certificate on completion.
Training director, Keith McAllister, has three decades of experience in stone conservation and restoration commencing work as a stonemason in the UK and developing the HSR and ABCT (Aust) Groups in Australia. Keith is an advocate for training traditional conservation skills.
Participant fee: FREE
Cost includes morning tea, light lunch and afternoon tea
Two 6 day programs will be running in 2017
Sunday 14th May 2pm-Friday 19th May FULL
Sunday 21st May 2pm- Friday 26th May Places still available
Ellensbrook, Margaret River
Essential by 30th March
Places are limited
(08) 9321 6088