Heritage Skills Training
The city council, through the Morecambe THI2: A View for Eric project, is offering some free introductory-level hands-on training to help people gain a practical understanding of some of these traditional skills and methods. So far this year we have held workshops in stone craving, stained glass and lime plastering and pointing. Details for upcoming workshops are listed below.
Introduction to Sash Window Repair
Date: Wednesday 19th September and Thursday 22nd November 2018
Location: Lancaster and Morecambe College
Course led by: Local joiner Colin Howard
Windows profoundly affect the appearance of a building and the wider character of an area but sadly as they are relatively easily replaced or altered, they are particularly vulnerable parts of a building’s heritage. Surviving timber sliding sash windows are an irreplaceable resource which should be conserved and repaired where possible. In this workshop session we’ll learn about typical problems and solutions to keep sashes working for years to come.
Who should attend: This one-day introduction to sash window repair is designed for those who are involved with the responsibility of caring for predominantly pre-1919 buildings, whether that be as homeowners, architects, surveyors, contractors or other heritage professionals.
Workshop synopsis: The workshop will involve some theory considering the merits and workings of sash windows but will also be very hands on. There will be opportunities to have a go on working sash models including cord, putty and glass replacement. A full programme will be shared with attendees before the course date.
Apply for a place: Complete the training application form.
As usual, places are limited and priority will be given to those with strong connections to Morecambe and those we consider might benefit the most from the training.
Last updated: 29 August 2018