Maintaining Historic Brickwork
19.30-20.30 25 November 2020
Online talk via Zoom
An illustrated Zoom presentation providing guidance on the maintenance and repair of historic brickwork. Beginning with an overview of the history of brickmaking and brick use in Ulster, the talk will then provide tips on how to identify different types of bricks and brickwork, the conservation principles associated with each and the common problems which occur. A case study showcasing example repair works will round off the presentation.
The talk will be presented by Conservation Architect Susan Roundtree, a brickwork expert who has written extensively on the topic. She is currently in the process of preparing a gazetteer of brickmaking in Ireland.
Hosted by the Lurgan Townscape Heritage Initiative, this talk is being held as part of National Maintenance Week (20th November to 27th November), an annual campaign organised by the Society for the Protection of Ancient Buildings (SPAB) and the Ulster Architectural Heritage Society, which aims to remind people of the simple, maintenance actions which they can undertake to avoid major problems developing in their property.
For more information on other events happening as part of Maintenance Week see: