PROVIDING EXTENSIVE TRAINING PROGRAMMES
Offering a truly personal experience in groups of all sizes, teaching lost and revived knowledge to craftsmen and academics.
Gerard offers bespoke hands on training and education opportunities for craftspeople, architects, homeowners, and conservation bodies.
Previous clients include:
The Society for the Protection of Ancient Buildings, National Heritage Training Group, Weald and Downland Open Air Museum, National Trust & English Heritage, Historic Royal Palaces, Simpson Conservation.
BESPOKE LECTURES AND KEY NOTE SPEECHES
As a strong advocate for craft education and training he is in great demand to deliver lectures and Keynote Addresses through a variety of Heritage bodies and academic institutions on this topic and his advice is constantly sought on how to improve this important area.
Bespoke practical courses covering all aspects of historic mortars and brickwork offering valuable information from Gerard's 50+ years of experience
A vast offering of master class topics are offered on any aspect of historic brickwork and associated subjects for clients wishing to gain an appreciation of the skills, craftsmanship and knowledge behind s the construction of some of the UK’s finest and most significant historic brickwork.
Gerard offers bespoke site visits, reports and specifications for historic, decorative, post-war modern and new build brickwork. Including specialist pointing, jointing, re-pointing, craftsmanship, failure, repair, restoration, conservation, cleaning methods and many other architectural & surveying practices.
Gerard specialises & accepts commissions for setting out and building precisely scaled gauged work set with fine joints of less than 1mm to then carve for a finished gauged brickwork carving.
Gerard is a prolific technical author, a natural presenter, experienced in, and can offer expert witness services, to legal practices and provides independent product evaluation for a range of companies with products aligned to the building craft.