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MASTER CRAFTSMAN

And proud member of many heritage bodies

  • Freeman of London – Worshipful Company of Master Tylers & Bricklayers

  • Wingate Fellowship: For  building a scaled model niche of gauged brickwork – As part of a PhD research task exploring the use of traditional tools and craft techniques

  • Winston Churchill Memorial Trust: Travelling Fellowship to the Netherlands and Flanders for research into the historical development and use of gauged brickwork: and tracing the Netherlandish influence on work within the UK.

  • International Council on Monuments and Sites (ICOMOS)

  • Building Limes Forum

  • British Brick Society

  • Georgian Group

  • De Montfort University Alumni

  • The British Brick Society, BBS

  • The Construction History Society, CHS

  • ICOMOS

  • The British Limes Forum, BLF

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HOLDER OF MULTIPLE AWARDS

Given the title of ‘Kentucky Colonel’, the Commonwealth’s highest honour, awarded for his significant contribution to craft education and training.

Awards

January 1975 - 2021

  • Silver and Gold Trowel, Brick Development Association

  • Winston Churchill Fellow, Winston Churchill Memorial Trust

  • Viscount D’Lisle award, Winston Churchill Memorial Trust

  • Harold Higham Wingate Scholar, Harold Higham Wingate Trust

  • Askins Achievement award, Preservation Trades Network, USA

  • Honorary Kentucky Colonel, State of Kentucky, USA

  • Marsh Christian award, English Heritage and Construction Skills

  • Thornton Medal, Institute of Materials, Minerals & Mining

  • Freeman of the City of London – Company of worshipful Tylers & Bricklayers

 
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PUBLICATIONS

Gerard has a vast amount of publications specialising on historic brickwork.

Listed below are some of Gerard’s publications available:

2017 ‘Hot Lime Mortars for Traditionally Constructed Brickwork’ Building Limes Forum Journal – Click here to download/read.


  • Gauged Brickwork A Technical Handbook, Gower Publishing , Aldershot, June 1990, revised in 2006

  • Technical article on gauged brickwork for Society for the Protection of Ancient Buildings , 1989

  • Technical article on gauged brickwork for ‘Traditional Homes’ magazine, January 1991

  • Technical articles on Historical brickwork for guild of Bricklayers Journals, 1990-91

  • Technical article on modern brickwork for ‘Traditional Homes’ magazine, January 1992

  • Brickwork History, Technology and Practice, Volumes one and two, Donhead Publishing, London , June 1993

  • Structural Survey Magazine, History of English Brickwork parts 1 & 2, volume 11 no.4 1993, volume 12  no.1 1994

  • Classification of Bricks volume 12  no.4 1993/4

  • The Building Conservation Directory, Brickwork – The Historic Development, 1993, Brickwork – Decay, Conservation and Repair

  • Lime Mortars – The need for Reappraisal , Brick Bulletin 1997,

  • Lime Mortars – The need for Reappraisal, ASI Journal, 1998.

  • Brickwork: Failure and Decay – College of Estate Management 1997

  • Lime Mortars for Brickwork: Traditional Practice and Modern Misconceptions – Journal of Architectural Conservation,  part 1 March 1998, Part 2 July 1998.

  • Gauged Brickwork: Tracing the Netherlandish Influence,  ASCHB Transactions, Volume 23 1998


More Publications:


  • 2016 ‘ Joint Finishes on Historic Brickwork’ Building Conservation Directory

  • 2014  ‘The Historic Importance of the Traditional Building Crafts and the Restoration of their    Prestigious Position within Modern British Society’. The Journal of the Building Limes Volume 21

  • 2014  ‘Scottish Traditional Brickwork’, Short Guide no 7. For Historic Scotland

  • 2013  ‘Dampening Bricks Prior To Bricklaying . The Journal of the Building Limes Volume 20

  • 2012   Repositioning Craft Education and Training to Re-connect Artisans to Designers, Journal of Preservation Technology, The Association of Preservation Technologists, USA

  • ‘The Myth in the Mix’, within Building Limes in Conservation, Building Limes Forum. – Click here to Read

  • 2012  ‘The Chesterton Gateway’, British Brick Society, Information 119, February

  • 2011  ‘Reviving a Wood-Fired Open Clamp at H.G. Matthews’ Traditional Brickworks Bellingdon, Buckinghamshire, England, in February and May 2010′, British Brick Society, Information 116, April

  • ‘A Guide to the Repair of Historic Brickwork’, Publication for the Department of Heritage and Local Government, Ireland.

  • 2008 Tudor Brickwork Building Conservation Directory

  • The History of Gauged Brickwork, Conservation, Repair and Modern Application, Elsevier.

  • 2008 ‘Tall Brick Chimneys’, British Brick Society, Information 107, June

  • ‘Putting Value Back into Craft Education and Training’, Journal of the American National Trust.

  • Gauged Brickwork: A Technical Handbook, 2nd ed., Donhead Publishing (London).

  • 2005. ‘Colour washing and Pencilling of Historic Brickwork’. The Journal of Architectural Conservation, July.

  • ‘An Investigation of Hand Tools used for English Cut-and-Rubbed and Gauged Brickwork’. The Second International Proceedings of Construction History, March.

  • ‘The Characteristics and Properties of Rubbing Bricks used for Gauged Brickwork’, Parts Two, The Journal of Architectural Conservation, July.

  • ‘The Characteristics and Properties of Rubbing Bricks used for Gauged Brickwork’, Parts One, The Journal of Architectural Conservation, March.

  • ‘Gauged Brickwork – Tracing the Netherlandish Influence’, Association for Studies in the Conservation of Historic Buildings Transactions, February.

  • ‘Lime Mortars for Brickwork: Traditional Practice and Modern Misconceptions’, Journal of Architectural Conservation, part 1 March 1998, Part 2 July

  • 1998. ‘Lime Mortars – The need for Reappraisal’, Architecture and Surveying Institute Journal.

  • ‘Brickwork: Failure and Decay’, The College of Estate Management.

  • ‘Lime Mortars – The need for Reappraisal’, The Brick Bulletin, Brick Development Association.

  • 1996/97. ‘History of English Brickwork’, (Parts 1 & 2), Candis Magazine.

  • 1993/4. ‘Classification of  Clay Bricks’, Structural Survey Magazine, Volume 12, no.4.

  • 1993/4. ‘History of English Brickwork parts 1 & 2’, Structural Survey Magazine, Volume 11 no.4, volume 12 no.1.

  • ‘Brickwork – ‘The Historical Development of English Brickwork – Its  Decay, Conservation and Repair’’, The Building Conservation Directory.

  • Brickwork History, Technology and Practice, Volumes one and two, Donhead Publishing (London).

  • ‘Modern Brickwork’, Traditional Homes Magazine, January

  • ‘Gauged Brickwork’, Traditional Homes Magazine, January

  • 1990/1. ‘Historical brickwork’, Guild of Bricklayers Journal.

Gauged Brickwork: A Technical Handbook, Gower Publishing (Aldershot).