Kirkgate Conservation Training comes to an end

10th December 2019

Womersleys have finished their contract to provide conservation training to Leeds City Council for the Kirkgate Conservation Area. On the last day, the 10th December, Students from Leeds College of Building among others learnt about historic lime and gypsum floors, found in Yorkshire and earth flat roofs found in Erbil, Iraq, a settlement dating from 6000BC. The day finished with us preparing samples of all three build ups.

For three years the conservation training has been a delight to run, womersleys have provied training that has covered earth building, sash window repair, building and pointing with lime, cast and forged iron work, a lead day, rendering and plastering and brick and stone cleaning and repair.

 

 

Fired brick bedded on earth mortar and earth flat roofs found in Erbil, Iraq