BLF: Hot Mixed Mortars and Case Study Day

16 June 2017
Grasmere, Cumbria

Phil Braithwaite of UK Restoration Services invites you to a site visit and social at St Oswald’s Church, Grasmere in Cumbria. St Oswald’s, Grasmere, is a Grade 1 listed building and the project is to remove all the cement-based render from the church tower and re-render with a hot-mix lime render. The project will be one of the largest hot lime render jobs recently undertaken in the UK. The day will consist of a ‘hard hat’ tour of the scaffolding to the roof of the tower, talks in the church hall and demonstrations in the site compound. Contributors will include project architects Crosby Granger Architects. Lunch will be provided by UK Restoration Services; contributions into a (hard) hat will be requested. If you would like to attend, please email stating you would like to attend and any dietary requirements.

The days programme is as follows:

9:00 – Arrival (Tea and Coffee available)
9.15 – Introduction by UK Restoration (Welfare, Site Safety etc.)
9.30 – Crosby Granger Architects – background and Overview to the project at St. Oswald’s
10.00 – UK Restoration – the works so far at St. Oswald’s and other recent projects.
10.30 – Tea / Coffee Break
11:00 – David Wiggins – Hot Mixed Mortars and their functional characteristics in regards to render.
11:30 – Cumbrian Clock Company
12:00 – Burlington Slate
12:30 – Lunch Break
13:30 – Attendees split into three groups for 30 minute sessions – Site Tour / HMM Demonstrations / Church History and Tour (By Richard Beskeen)
15:00 – 15:30 – Afternoon Tea
15:30 – Guest Speaker – Elaine Blackett-Ord
16.00 – Guest Speaker – Alan Gardner
16:30 – Close of day

To attend: Email

Cost: This event is free including a free lunch, but a request of £20 per attendee donation to the churches fabric fund is requested.