Practical CPD: Stone Cleaning

Wednesday 18th September 2019 | 12.00-1.30pm | 54 Bell Street

Note new session date and time: Please note, this event has been rescheduled from its previously scheduled date of 24 July and will now take place on 11th September. Please also note session start time of 12pm.

Cleaning stone buildings can be a double-edged sword: It can bring beauty and elegance to facades and streetscapes, but it also can have disastrous unintended consequences if the wrong materials or techniques are used.

This session will cover the appropriate and inappropriate applications of different stone cleaning methods, addressing when to clean, types of soiling and their interaction with stone substrates, various cleaning methods and their appropriate and inappropriate use. Participants will learn through a combination of lecture and hands-on activity, testing and trying different methods outside the lecture room. This session will be valuable to enthusiasts and homeowners, as well as to professionals.

Please note: This practical CPD session will take place onsite at 54 Bell Street. Light lunch and all PPE will be provided. Please wear close-toed shoes.

All GCHT CPD sessions are recognised by the IHBC, and attendees can obtain a CPD certificate upon completion.

£15 per person /£10 for students, including light lunch and PPE.


All sessions are recognised by the Institute of Historic Building Conservation (IHBC) as being capable of contributing to the obligatory CPD requirements of Full Members (see

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