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BCU – Ferrous and Non-ferrous Metals in Construction

12 May 2023 - 13 May 2023


Lead flashing on roofs, brass or copper on domes, lead windows, wrought iron gates, structural cast-iron buildings – these are some of the uses of metals in buildings. And metals decay. This workshop looks at the historical background of ferrous and non-ferrous metals, their methods of production, the reasons for their decay and the appropriate conservation techniques for lead, wrought and cast iron. Students will get a feel for wrought-iron repair by trying their hand at forge welding. We will be making pot hooks, nails and pokers.


Black Country Living Museum
Dudley, DY1 4AL United Kingdom + Google Map

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