Educational Technical Days at All Souls Church, Bolton

A series of technical days examining aspects of historic building conservation and restoration and traditional craft skills are being held during the All Souls Church regeneration project. These are offered free of charge to all interested parties and include lectures by industry professionals and site visits around All Souls Church. For further enquiries please contact Jenny Martin at Walter Carefoot & Sons on 01772 783711 or Allison Fogarty at Lambert Walker on 01772 647470.

Window Repairs to Plain and Stained Glass Leaded Lights Technical Day         28th January 2014

This technical day, led by Lambert Walker Conservation and Restoration Ltd (with input from the specialist glazing sub-contractor and the historic building consultant), will deliver training in the execution of plain and stain glass repairs to 19thcentury glazing in the context of a historic building project; the regeneration of All Souls church.

Subjects covered will include condition and deterioration issues and repair options, the removal of windows, temporary protection, releading, plating and infill plating, cleaning, and refixing glass in-situ.  There will also be a wider introduction to other issues within the context of an active workshop.

Roofing (Sand Cast Lead and Diminishing Stone Slate) Repair Technical Day       18th February 2014

This technical day, led by Lambert Walker Conservation and Restoration Ltd (with input from the specialist roofing sub-contractor and the historic building consultant), is an excellent opportunity to learn about the execution, use and specification issues of relevant roofing materials in the context of the historical building of All Souls church.

This will include how to source, prepare, work with and lay Westmoreland Green slates and sheet metal, along with the use of appropriate tools and the health and safety issue relating to the use of these materials.

Lime Mortar, Repointing & Masonry Repair Technical Day         18th March 2014 and 13th May 2014

As part of the innovative regeneration project on All Souls church, Alan Gardner (Alan Gardner Associates) and Adrian Walker (Lambert Walker Conservation and Restoration Ltd), will lead this technical day. It will cover the use of different types of lime, lime slaking and special additives, the mixing of mortars and mortar repairs, repointing and cutting out masonry.

You will come away from this day with an awareness of how to prepare and use these materials, the health and safety issues around their use, be familiar with the spectrum of limes, the importance of aggregate selection and a technical awareness of types of interventions.

Working with an Old Building Technical Day         17th June 2014

Lambert Walker Conservation and Restoration Ltd and other members of the project team including new design Architect (Nick Berry, OMI Architects) and the Historic Building Surveyor (Alan Gardner) will deliver a day of lectures aimed at providing a holistic awareness of some of the issues facing non-building trained managerial staff responsible for the care and management of a historic building.

Such issues include new designs in historic environments, introducing new services, environmental heating and controls, along with the nature of the legislation you need to be aware of. These lectures in the Old School building will be followed by site visit tours of the All Souls church regeneration project, to provide an opportunity to consider these issues on the site.


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All Personal Protective Equipment will be provided by Walter Carefoot & Sons, main site contractors. For more information on the All Souls Church Regeneration Project see a project description in the ‘Current Projects’ section of this website.