Surface Repair of Stone

14 – 15 November 2017
Merryhill Training Centre, Fife

In many cases, simple surface repairs can be less intrusive and a suitable alternative to replacing masonry units with new stone. You will be amazed at the results you will be able to achieve after only two days! This course is designed to ensure successful surface repairs to flat work, angles, corners and moulded details. The decay mechanisms of stone will be discussed and we will consider the factors to that should be taken into account when deciding if a surface repair is a suitable alternative to replacement with new stone.

Learning Outcomes

  • Understand the mechanisms that cause stone decay and the instances where surface repairs are an appropriate alternative to replacement with new stone;
  • Understand the interaction between surface repairs and background material;
  • Ability to execute surface repairs to stone in a variety of materials.

Course Outline

  • Determining repair requirements to decaying stone;
  • Determine a repair strategy considering scaling, salts, case hardening, damage from inappropriate materials and damage from impact;
  • Surface preparation – cutting out decayed material;
  • Fixing anchorages and cramps;
  • Making templates and moulds;
  • Undertaking surface repairs in appropriate materials;
  • Finishing work – tooling methods, matching to surrounding stone, using the correct tools
To book a place on our Surface Repair of Stone course, please clickhere, email  or call us on 01383 872722.

There are various sources of funding available to help with meeting the costs eg Individual Learning AccountsHistoric Environment ScotlandCITB Construction Skills.
Also if you are a member of IHBC, RIBA, ICE, BLF (UK and Ireland) or an RIAS Conservation Accredited Architect (or practice staff member) you are entitled to a 20% discount on all of our course fees. So please don’t miss a trick…..