Around the Block: Learn about period homes in a dramatic and inspiring setting

The talks start on March 4th, beginning with an appreciation of Georgian, Victorian and Edwardian homes

The talks start on March 4th, beginning with an appreciation of Georgian, Victorian and Edwardian homes

Thu, Feb 13, 2014, 00:00

Everything you need to know about period home conservation is being served up at a series of lunchtime talks given jointly by the Irish Georgian Society’s Conservation Education Programme and Dublin City Council’s Heritage and Conservation Offices.

The series has the added attraction of taking place at the Octagonal Room of the society’s stunning new premises at City Assembly House, 58 South William Street, Dublin 2. With double-height bare brick walls and decorative plaster along its cornice, it’s a dramatic and inspiring setting that will appeal to lovers of period design.

The talks are aimed at home-owners and period house-hunters, as well as building professionals and practitioners approved for CPD (continuing professional development) by the Royal Institute of Architects of Ireland, Engineers Ireland and the CIF Heritage Contractors scheme.

The talks start on March 4th, beginning with an appreciation of Georgian, Victorian and Edwardian homes. They take place from 1-2pm and will continue for 12 weeks, with each talk focusing on a specific area of interest.

Every element of care and repair will be covered, from conservation to decorative plasterwork, as well as energy performance in protected structures, pointing, historic windows, bricks and ironwork. Other pertinent themes will include how to sensitively extend your period home, how to keep water out and what to do if water gets in.

Individual talks cost €10 and can be booked in advance or paid for at the door on the day. The 12-lecture series costs €100. To book contact the Irish Georgian Society on 01-6798675 or info@igs.ie

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