FREE TALK* – The chemistry of wood and stone restoration and preservation’ with Tom Wiseman of Conservation Chemicals Consultants, Ulverston

FREE TALK* – The chemistry of wood and stone restoration and preservation’ with Tom Wiseman of Conservation Chemicals Consultants, Ulverston

For many years, using some very simple chemistry and physics – and some rather more advanced ’stuff’ – Tom Wiseman has been able, by understanding the basic scientific ‘factors’ affecting the behaviour of different stone, wood and the wide variety of materials used in construction, advise on how to make rational choices, to avoid unexpected problems of unsuitability and rapid breakdown. This ensures their choices and uses can be maintained practically and economically, with their beauty protected and enhanced.

This unique talk will explore how knowing the ‘hows and whys’ of material properties and their uses, can allow designs to work as well in reality, as in your dreams, and how this same science has guided selection, use and development of novel chemical products to transform superficially ‘hopeless cases’ into objects of both practical use – and natural beauty.

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    *Free entry with your Cumbria Life Home and Garden Show 2018 show ticket