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Show Notes:

The conservation of cultural objects is a complex. It’s specialist area that requires a deep understanding of science and humanities, as well as craft and practice-based project management. To work in this field, we have to continually learn from the past mistakes and build from them. Studying how materials and methods worked previously and making sympathetic corrections, takes time and patience.

Jamie Fairchild from the Uk is the sum of all these parts and has a strong reputation of providing detailed technical support, training, and consultancy for both practitioners architects. His company, Restorative Techniques, is brought in early to evaluate and produce site trials and reports, and aid decision-making on any complicated project.

Restorative Techniques is well known for manufacturing equipment used in masonry cleaning with the Thermatech water system and Vortech abrasive system. Both machines provide a gentle approach to what has to be considered one of the more difficult sections of any project.

Jamie teaches at West Dean College, namely for the ‘Masonry Cleaning’ and ‘Concrete Conservation’ Masterclasses, and has contributed to English Heritage handbooks on education.

Some of the most notable buildings and artifacts Jamie has been involved on are the Tower of London, Lincoln Cathedral and The Westbury White Horse.



Project experience | Listed buildings
Religious buildings
Private houses
Other buildings
Monuments / memorials
Work expertise | Stone cleaning
Stone conservation
Stone restoration
Materials experience | Brick
Cast stone
Concrete
Natural stone

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https://www.westdean.org.uk/study/tutors/jamie-fairchild

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https://historicengland.org.uk/

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https://www.english-heritage.org.uk/

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https://www.amazon.ca/Practical-Building-Conservation-John-Ashurst/dp/0291397778

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https://www.restorative-products.com/

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https://lincolncathedral.com/history-conservation/

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