Re: Re: Brick
Sorry, completely forgot about this thread 🙂
I’m not completely sure what either of you are talking about! If you refer to colourwash lostexpectation (as in a dye that changed the colur of the bricks), this was rarely, if ever, applied to my knowledge at construction stage. Rather this was sometimes applied many years later to spruce up the appearance of sullied brick.
As Peter says, stopping mortar was only used to conceal the irregularity of handmade bricks. Wigging refers to the Irish alternative where thin bands of stopping mortar were applied over white mortar or putty.
I’m still not sure if that answers the questions!
Either way, all shall be explained in detail at the demonstration seminar outlined below. It was at this event that the above pictures were taken a couple of years ago.
ONE DAY CPD SEMINAR
Historic Forms of Jointing and Pointing
Tuesday 9th June 2009
Dr Gerard Lynch
Co-author of Bricks â€“ A Guide to the Repair of Historic Brick as part of the Advice Series, published by the Department of Environment, Heritage and Local Government.
Time: 9.00am â€“ 5.00pm
Application Form: Click Here
Venue: Drimnagh Castle, Longmile Road, Dublin 12
Dr Gerard Lynch is an internationally acclaimed and highly respected historic brickwork consultant, master bricklayer, educator and is author of Gauged Brickwork, A Technical Handbook and Brickwork: History, Technology and Practice.
9.15 am â€“ 9.30 am
Welcome and Introduction
Geraldine Walsh CEO Dublin Civic Trust
9.30am â€“ 11.10 am
Dr. Gerard Lynch
Conservative Repair of Traditionally Constructed Brick Buildings
Philosophy and Principles of Repair
Foundation Failure and Recommended Treatments
Failure of Related Parts of a Building
Failure in the Bonding
Failure of Bricks
11.10am â€“ 11.30 am
11.30 am â€“ 1.00 pm
Dr. Gerard Lynch
Repointing Historic Brick
Raking and Filling
1.00pm â€“ 2.00 pm
2.00 pm â€“4.00pm
Material for Mortar and Analysis
Choice of Joint
Dublin Civic Trust
4 Castle Street, Dublin 2
Tel: (01) 475 6911
Fax: (01) 475 6591