To celebrate National Heritage Week 2019, Southgate Associates are hosting a Conservation Open House in the Georgian country house, Laurentinum, situated in Doneraile, Co. Cork.
11.00am Coffee and scones in the garden
11.30am Tour of House by building owner and Conservation Consultant Chris Southgate, followed by Question Time
Midday – 12.30pmThe Pastimes of the Gentry – talk by Flor Hurley, Archaeologist
1.00pm Bring your own picnic, and picnic in the gardens
1.00pm – 2.00pm The House Doctor – bring your historic house dilemmas (and photos) to the House Doctor team – happy to discuss your problems. Get in touch if you want to arrange an appointment.
2.00pm – 4.00pm HOT LIME DEMONSTRATION WORKSHOP Introduction by Chris Southgate, Conservation Engineer with Southgate Associates, and Damien Condon, Specialist Conservation Masonry, CALX Restoration, to working with Hot Lime.
Preparation of Hot lime
Chris Southgate conservation engineer joins with Damien Condon experienced lime practitioner to demonstrate and discuss the preparation of lime mortars using the historic Hot lime method
Medieval pointing and plastering techniques and advice on specifying lime on practical building projects today including information on the discussion and debate of when to use Hot lime (3.00pm)
‘Have a go’ at lime pointing! (3,15pm)
3.00pmThe Creagh Houses of Doneraile – talk by Flor Hurley, Archaeologist