Learn to repair and restore your brick and stone!

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A very special one time offer celebrating our return to in-person classes… only $300.00*

*(this course is traditionally $600)

NOTE: This will be the only in-person hands-on workshop scheduled for this season. Therefore, because of the limited amount of space for this workshop don’t be disapointed… sign up early!

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Saturday July 9th, 2022 One Day Intensive Workshop

10:30 am – 4:00 pm

30 minute lunch break (bring a lunch)

Without a doubt our most popular workshop ever! – This workshop covers all aspects of repointing a traditional home.



Repointing is the process of removing deteriorating mortar from the joints of a masonry wall (brick or stone) and replacing it with new mortar.

The decision to repoint is usually made to arrest some obvious signs of deterioration such as disintegrating mortar, loose bricks, cracks in mortar joints themselves, damp walls, or damaged interior plaster.


Properly executed, repointing restores the visual and physical integrity of the masonry.

Improperly executed repointing not only detracts from the appearance of your home, but may, in fact, cause physical damage to the masonry units themselves if the appropriate mortar is not used.



  • This one day intensive covers all aspects of repointing brick and stone on an older home or commercial building, including how to inspect for possible damage.
  • The student will learn how to remove mortar, replace spalled or broken bricks, repoint stonework, remove unsympathetic Portland cement and mix correct mortar mixes.
  • Finishing and tooling techniques will also be examined.
  • The workshop is very hands-on, and the student will get the chance to try many of the topics covered.
  • You will complete this professional intensive with the tools and knowledge to tackle a small or even large repointing project.

There is very limited space, and the workshop fills-up fast… claim your spot in this very interactive professional intensive today.



When:

Saturday July 9, 2022 10:30 am – 4:00 pm One Day Intensive Workshop


Where:

The Edifice Atelier Oxford Campus

867395 Township Road 10, Blandford/Blenheim Township

5 minutes east of Ayr, Ontario and 20 minutes east of Cambridge, Ontario


What You Will Need to Bring:

  • Work Gloves
  • Eye Protection
  • A lunch
  • Water

Note: This is a completely outdoor event, dress accordingly


Your Instructor:

Dr. Christopher Cooper has over four decades of experience in the hands-on restoration and rehabilitation and design of heritage buildings both domestic and commercial on five continents. Christopher has written and researched and published many books on the workings and repair of historic homes and buildings.

Since 2002 Dr. Cooper has been the Editor-in-Chief, photographer and writer of the most influential magazine in Canada dedicated to owners of historic buildings Edifice Magazine.

Dr. Cooper is the senior fellow and founder at the Edifice Atelier an educational institute fundamentally created with the intent on educating young people on lost arts as it relates to heritage buildings and architecture.

Recently Christopher has embarked on creating several multi-award winning television series and documentaries in which he writes, produces and hosts.

Christopher has lectured all over the world and has become well known for his laid-back humorous and lively approach to his workshops.


Who Should Attend:

This Workshop is specifically designed for the amateur restorationist interested in restoring his/her antique brick and stone masonry .

  • Edifice Guild Members receive 30 CPD points for attending this workshop

Payment:

A very special one time offer celebrating our return to in-person classes… only $300.00*

*(this course is traditionally $600)

NOTE: This will be the only in-person hands-on workshop scheduled for this season. Therefore, because of the limited amount of space for this workshop don’t be disapointed… sign up early!

Full payment is due upon booking your place, remember this course sells out very quickly.

As this workshop fills up quickly and is on a first come first serve basis our cancellation policy is to provide credit for another workshop of same value.


Pay now, payment is through a secure PayPal account

Pay with Credit Card or Debit Card

or

Contact us for e-transfer details


How to get to the Oxford Campus:

867395 Township Road 10, Blandford/Blenheim Township

5 minutes east of Ayr, Ontario and 20 minutes east of Cambridge, Ontario


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