Historic Floor Surfaces Approaches to Repair, Cleaning & ConservationFor €90.00
This webinar explores the composition, cleaning and conservation of historic floor surfaces under the guidance of a leading conservator, Darren McClean, of McLean Conservation Associates, Glasgow.
Floors add considerably to the character of historic buildings and are often an important decorative feature, in addition to serving practical and structural functions. Floors bear the brunt of wear and tear, especially in public buildings, and can suffer considerably from service installations and changes to layout and room functions. Their repair can be a challenge where original materials are no longer available, where the original method of laying is uncertain, or where skills may be limited or unavailable.
Darren McLean explores many types of historic floor surfaces, starting with stylistic influences and materials, moving through types of decay and damage, to approaches to careful repair, cleaning and appropriate replication where necessary. Three 50-minute visual presentations explore:
- Timber Floors
- Stone Floors
- Tile/Mosaic Floors
Darren McLean is a respected conservator with a wealth of experience in building conservation, historic material repair, cleaning and consolidation. He has worked as a practitioner of traditional skills, an educator and an adviser, having started his conservation career with an apprenticeship in carpentry, followed some years later with an MSc in Building Conservation.
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. He is also a guest lecturer in Strathclyde University’s Building Conservation MSc.
Latterly, Darren started McLean Conservation Associates to provide consultancy in various heritage services. In addition to traditional Scottish buildings, Darren has special interest in traditional Chinese architecture.
Clients include Historic Environment Scotland, Sir Lachlan McLean of Duart Castle, The Peter Pan Trust, Glasgow City Heritage Trust, The Prince's Trust, The National Trust for Scotland, Yangon Heritage Trust, Australian Aid, HKICON.
Completion of this webinar offers 3 Structured CPD Points.