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History, Repair and Cleaning of Interior Plasterwork - Half-Day Seminar

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Dublin Civic Trust

18 Ormond Quay Upper

D07 V027 Dublin 7

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This half-day seminar focuses on the history, repair and specification of interior plasterwork, both decorative work and flat work.

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The majority of historic interiors in Ireland are finished in plain lime plaster: composed of ‘two and three-coat work’ on walls and lath-and-plaster formulations on ceilings. This plasterwork comprises the essential fabric of our commonplace building stock – especially domestic, commercial, institutional and religious buildings – the repair of which is important to understand to ensure the protection of special character. Additionally, Ireland has a fine tradition of decorative plasterwork, ranging from modest ceiling roses and cornices, to elaborate ceiling and wall stuccowork, which requires specialist knowledge and skill to undertake its cleaning, repair and restoration.

The morning seminar will be led by Andrew Smith of Smith & Henderson Stuccodores and Frank Keohane, Chartered Building Surveyor, SCSI Grade I Conservation Surveyor. It will feature a mixture of lectures, casting demonstrations and on-site plaster cleaning in 18 Ormond Quay Upper.

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Session 1: 09:45 – 11:00

Welcome & Introduction

Composition and Repair of Historic Plaster and Flatwork

Frank Keohane, Chartered Building Surveyor

Topics: Two and three-coat work, masonry substrates, embedded timbers, lath-and-plaster studwork and ceilings, plaster mixes, thermal plasters and general upgrading, plaster specification

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11:00 Tea/Coffee refreshments

Session 2: 11:30-13:00

History of Decorative Plaster and Approaches to Repair and Conservation

Andrew Smith, Stuccodore, Smith & Henderson

Topics: Rococo and neoclassical styles, integrated decorative interiors, composition of decorative plaster, paint specification, paint removal and plaster cleaning, casting and freehand work

Demonstration: Bench casting of plaster elements, and paint removal from original rococo cornice in 18 Ormond Quay.

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18 Ormond Quay Upper

D07 V027 Dublin 7

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