12th November 2024

Video Demonstrations

Please see below video demonstrations from:

  • The City & Guilds of London Art School
  • Core Conservation
  • The Gardens Trust
  • The SPAB
  • TM Lighting

City & Guilds of London Art School

Demonstration: Lettering Project
Judith Pollock – Year 3 – BA (Hons) Historic Carving: Architectural Stone

Demonstration: Modelling for stone carving
Philip Green – Year 3 – BA (Hons) Historic Carving: Architectural Stone

Demonstration: Carving and casting Michelangelo’s Crouching Boy
Dan Russell – Year 3 – BA (Hons) Historic Carving: Architectural Stone


Core Conservation

The Handling of Dampness in Old Buildings – Top 5 renovation mistakes

Short description:

  • The top 5 (often costly) renovation mistakes, including
  • skimming
  • dot & dabbing
  • not using salts resistant plaster
  • using cement instead of lime
  • sealing the moisture into the walls
  • Why these are a problem?
  • Back to basics: how the ancient Romans dealt with these problems
  • A brief history of (lime) plasters
  • Best industry practices – how to do it the right way


The Gardens Trust

Sharing Repton

Threats to Historic Parks and Gardens



The SPAB Old House Project at St Andrews, Kent

The SPAB’s Old House Project site is a Grade II* ‘building at risk’ near Maidstone, Kent. St Andrews (former) chapel is a ‘sleeping beauty’ that has stood empty for around 50 years. When the SPAB bought the building in November 2018, it was hidden behind an overgrown garden; vandal damage had left the site vulnerable; and parts of the roof were leaking. In 2018 and early 2019 emergency work to the roof and windows was carried out and a security system installed. But there are significant repairs still to be done.

The SPAB Old House Project Virtual Tour

We will share our learnings and progress through our education programme, video demonstrations and the project book. When it comes to historic buildings we advocate repair over demolition. The Old House Project will show what can be done to bring an ‘at risk’ building back into use.


TM Lighting

Through the Keyhole of Apsley House with TM Lighting