Repair and Thermal Upgrading of Metal Windows, Doors, Screens and RooflightsFor €70.00
This webinar provides a stimulating opportunity to learn about the fast-developing field of metal window, door and glazed rooflight repair, conservation and thermal upgrading, from the leading firm in Ireland operating in this field.
Metal-framed fenestration can be found in buildings of all periods in Ireland, from medieval buildings with fragments of original and later fabric, to Georgian casements and sashes, to high Victorian and Edwardian revivalist structures hosting an eclectic variety of window types and combination framing. Modern movement buildings are especially known for their dynamic application of the slender qualities of metal-framed glazing, doors and screens. A uniting theme with most of these buildings is the common use of top-lighting in roofs and ceilings, especially in public and commercial premises, deployed in a variety of forms and materials to create lantern domes, clerestory glazing and ‘laylights’.
Until recently, the conservation and thermal upgrading of these metal-framed elements was poorly understood and regularly considered beyond repair, with fabric commonly replaced en masse with proprietary versions of the original.
Through careful on-site assessment, on-site and workshop repair, and the application of new thermal upgrading and painting technologies, Lambstongue has revolutionised this sector of building conservation, allowing original fabric, profiles and detailing to be retained and sensitively enhanced. In turn, the growing demand for new-made windows, doors and screens is testament to the timeless qualities of these elements for contemporary use.
In this webinar, comprising three 45-minute presentations, Alexander Downes explores the history and composition of metal-framed windows and rooflights through the assessment of materials, documentary evidence and a host of case studies.
Lambstongue is a Dublin-based Irish company that specialises in the repair and manufacture of traditional timber and metal windows, rooflights and glazed screens with a strong design and conservation sensibility. In addition to the firm’s experience in traditional joinery, it has pioneered expertise in the conservation and thermal upgrading of metal doors and windows, working with steel, cast-iron, bronze and leadwork.
The firm has recently completed an extensive contract for sash window repair and secondary glazing in Leinster House, home of the Oireachtas, rooflight repair in Iveagh House, St. Stephen's Green and the Carnegie Library, Dun Laoghaire, as well as works in the Royal College of Surgeons, the Four Courts and Bank of Ireland, College Green.
Completion of this webinar offers 3 Structured CPD Points.