Learn all about the traditional use of fired earth building products in Scotland’s historic environment since the Roman era.
Explore the material characteristics of brick clays, fire clays and associated earth products, and their industrial production as brick, tiles and terracotta – used for walls, roofing pantiles and chimney pots. Weathering and decay processes are a focus, as are the effects of man-made wear or damage.
You will study the means and methods for undertaking repair projects, and cover the full life cycle of a project – from survey and diagnosis to on-site installation. Conservation repair principles are a key focus. Restoration and cleaning techniques, and sustainable sourcing of replacement materials are other important aspects.