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
De Montfort University Alumni
The British Brick Society, BBS
The Construction History Society, CHS
The British Limes Forum, BLF
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.
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
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
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).