BDA Conservation Day: First to Last

The Brick Development Association (BDA) which represents the majority of the United Kingdom and Ireland’s clay brick and paver industries has organised a conference to dispel any misconceptions about using brick including cost, durability and environmental issues and why brick ticks all the boxes as a natural building material.

This conference will be of benefit to everyone involved in the repair, maintenance and alteration of Brick buildings, including conservation officers, planners, surveyors, architects working in the historic field, local councillors, architectural students, the National Trust and English Heritage.

Characteristics and use of lime mortar
The Princes Foundation approaches to materials and skills
Kiln fired bricks an explanation on the process of manufacture
Historic brickwork and good practice
General overview of bricks in the Industry- history and future
Gauged brickwork - history and living tradition
Practical demonstration on craftsmanship in bricklaying
Manufacturing Conservation Bricks
Correct historic repair to our built environment
Case study of St. Pancras Chambers
Decay in traditional brickwork and the solutions
The sustainability credentials of Brick
Brick Awards 2012, Brick Bulletin and BDA Technical advice
Presentation of the SILVER TROWEL AWARD

Speakers include:
Ian Pritchett, Lime Technology Ltd
James Hulme, Princes Foundation
Jim Matthews, H G Matthews
Peter Minter, Bulmer Brick and Tile
Michael Driver, BDA
Dr Gerard Lynch, The Red Mason
Emma Simpson, Simpson Brickwork Conservation
Paul Dewick, Irvine Whitlock
Terrence Lee,Independent Conservation Officer
Simon Hay, BDA
Sarah Huelin, BDA

Cost: £50 + VAT or £25 + VAT for students