New DVDs

Pargeting
Historic Building Craftsmanship DVD Series
Quicklime Films in association with the SPAB
Peter T J Rumley is talking to Bill Sargent

Avaiable from SPAB at £14.95 (inc VAT) + postage & packaging
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Bill Sargent - pargeting - at East Anglia Building Conservation Fair - St Nicholas Chapel, King's Lynn, photo by David Hennessy
Contents
Types of lath
Lime plasters
Hair and straw binders
Tools
Combed work
Stamped work
Relief work

Pargeting is decorative render applied to the facades of buildings, and ranges from single patterns scratched into the surface to exuberant hand-modelled forms.  Its application requires technical skill as well as artistic sympathy.  This 66-minute DVD captures in action Bill Sargent, one of the most highly regarded pargeters in the country.

Bill Sargent began plastering in the mid-sixties, completing a formal apprenticeship at the Hertfordshire College of Building.  After college, Bill worked with his father, continuing the family business in traditional plasterwork and pargeting begun by his grandfather in 1926, throughout East Anglia.  Bill’s work includes the conservation of internal and external old plasterwork, decorative pargeting, limewashing, lime floors and moulds.

Sine 1971, Bill has been based in mid-Suffolk, where many examples of his work may be seen, using materials such as clay plasters, chalk lime and lime putty plasters to produce a traditional finish and preserve the property.


Stansted Heritage Alert - Featuring Terry Waite CBE
Narrator: Douglas Kent, SPAB Technical Secretary, Producer and director: Peter Rumley, Quicklime, Films Camera and editor: Hugh Fairs

Avaiable from SPAB at £4.99 (inc VAT) + postage & packaging
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Stansted Heritage Alert - Featuring Terry Waite CBE, Narrator: Douglas Kent, SPAB Technical Secretary, Producer and director: Peter Rumley, Quicklime, Films Camera and editor: Hugh Fairs

An eight-minute DVD special by SPAB's Essex Regional Group highlighting the remarkable qualities of the architectural heritage in the area surrounding Stansted Airport. In 2010, the Society and its allies defeated plans for a second runway that would have entailed the callous demolition of dozens of historic buildings and severely compromised the settings of countless others across a wide area. Such plans have been scapped on three previous occasions, only to re-appear again later. Our task now, therefore, is to ensure that the community is not subjected to the same needless battles and uncertainty again and is allowed to recover, without further delay, from the blight that has for so long hung over it.