Online Talk – Historic and Traditional Floors with Darren McLean

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Thursday 4th June 2020 | 6-7pm BST | via Zoom

Have you ever lived in a building without a floor? Despite being a basic and of course, vital part of all buildings, floors are often neglected or worse, needlessly replaced.  The loss of historic floors can also mean the loss of authenticity, and while it may seem a challenge at times, retaining historic floors is possible and often crucial.

Join GCHT and conservation consultant Darren McLean for a fascinating evening lecture, which will describe the various types of historic flooring originally used, the materials they were made from, causes of deterioration, and their maintenance and repair. With stunning pictures, case studies and expert knowledge from Darren, its an event not to be missed by conservation enthusiasts!

FREE, booking required.

About Darren McLean:

Starting his conservation career with an apprenticeship in carpentry, Darren has an MSc in Building Conservation and has worked as a practitioner of traditional skills, an educator and an advisor. In 2010 Darren formed Timber & Lime Conservation, where he has focused on the conservation and repair of historic buildings. In 2018, he was appointed an Adjunct Assistant Professor at The University of Hong Kong to teach materials and techniques in the postgraduate conservation curriculum.

https://www.mcleanconservation.com/

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