Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Minchinhampton Architectural Salvage Company invites you to an Open

Cirencester Road, Gloucestershire UK

Day on Friday, 28th November, 11am – 4pm
To celebrate the opening of our new buildings we are having an open day. This will be an opportunity for experts in conservation and those fascinated by heritage and architecture to meet and discuss all aspects of materials re-use and restoration.
Running order:

11am–12pm: Eve Guinan – a top glass conservator & author, will be interviewing Leigh Chapman, a local business entrepreneur & product developer. Leigh is developing a glazing system that can be applied to the existing heritage window components to reduce heat loss & maintain conservation ethics.

1-1.30: Steve Tomlin – MASCo’s M.D. and reclamation supremo, will talk about aspects of renovation, identification and repair of stone & wood, referencing fireplaces and decorative pieces.

3.00pm Alan McEwen will be launching his new book ‘ Fred Dibnah’s Chimney Drops’ and will sign copies. Fred was a great friend of Alan’s and they had many adventures together, Alan chronicles in detail, Fred’s major chimney demolitions in this wonderful book.

Throughout the day there will be demonstrations of wood treatment, stone & marble repairs and a representative of Bio-Regional will be present to advise on bio-sustainability.

Space for the talks is limited so please ring/e-mail to confirm your place and for more information.


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