Lime Mortar Workshop: Brick and Stone Repointing and Surface Repair
Oct
18
to Oct 19

Lime Mortar Workshop: Brick and Stone Repointing and Surface Repair

  • Hudson Valley House Parts (map)
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Join us for the second of HVHP Restoration Training Program’s fall workshops.

The Lime Mortar Workshop will be held Friday, October 18th + Saturday, October 19th.

Learn the essentials of repointing historic lime mortar masonry, and resurfacing and repair with Lithomex for deteriorating brick and stone. Perfect for restoring Newburgh's historic brick buildings!

Taught by instructor Chris Hertz, Conservation Mason/Programs Manager at LimeWorks.us and Craftwork Training Center, this two-day workshop introduces the basic principles and work practices needed to repoint vintage brick and/or stone structures using breathable lime mortar, as well as basic techniques to achieve convincing and durable surface repairs for vintage masonry. Through lecture, demonstration, and hands-on exercises, we cover the following:

  • Properties of natural hydraulic lime mortars

  • Tips for selecting and mixing lime mortars

  • Clean, fill, repoint, and tool mortar joints

  • Identify properties of Lithomex and prep substrate for repair

  • Mix, apply and blend Lithomex to surface masonry

Under the guidance of experienced masons, participants learn and practice skills on mock-up panels and historic structures undergoing restoration in Newburgh. Prior masonry experience is helpful but not required.

The cost for two full, 7-hour days, including all materials, tools, and lunch, is $475. By offering this subsidized, reduced-rate workshop, Hudson Valley House Parts brings an expert to share the skills and knowledge base needed to restore our historic Newburgh structures.

If you have any questions, feel free to email us at info@hvhouseparts.com or SIGN UP on the form below.

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Nov
1
to Nov 2

Paint Technology + Paint Making Workshop

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Join us for the third of HVHP Restoration Training Program’s fall workshops.

The Paint Technology + Paint Making Workshop will be held Friday, November 1st + Saturday, November 2nd.

The class will be taught by paint experts and scholars, including Tina Reichenbach of Richbrook Conservation. The workshop will include lectures and onsite demonstrations. Class description to come.

The cost for two full, 7-hour days, including all materials, tools, and lunch, is $380. By offering this subsidized, reduced-rate workshop, Hudson Valley House Parts brings an expert to share the skills and knowledge base needed to restore our historic Newburgh structures.

If you have any questions, feel free to email us at info@hvhouseparts.com or SIGN UP on the form below.

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HVHP is offering the course to students in the Newburgh area. If you would like to support the cost of the workshop for these students, please email info@hvhouseparts.com.

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Nov
22
to Nov 23

Window Restoration Workshop

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Join us for the last of HVHP Restoration Training Program’s fall workshops.

The Window Restoration Workshop will be held Friday, November 22nd + Saturday, November 23rd.

The class will be taught by experts Emily Majer of White Clay Kill Preservation and Ben Brandt of Newburgh Sash & Restoration. The workshop will include lectures and onsite demonstrations. Class description to come.

The cost for two full, 7-hour days, including all materials, tools, and lunch, is $380. By offering this subsidized, reduced-rate workshop, Hudson Valley House Parts brings an expert to share the skills and knowledge base needed to restore our historic Newburgh structures.

If you have any questions, feel free to email us at info@hvhouseparts.com or SIGN UP on the form below.

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HVHP is offering the course to students in the Newburgh area. If you would like to support the cost of the workshop for these students, please email info@hvhouseparts.com

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Plaster Restoration Workshop
Sep
20
to Sep 21

Plaster Restoration Workshop

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Join us for the first of HVHP Restoration Training Program’s fall workshops.

The Plaster Restoration Workshop will be held Friday, September 20th + Saturday, September 21st.

This workshop’s lectures, demonstrations, and hands-on exercises will introduce students to the benefits of lime-based plaster, basic surface preparation, and simple methods for performing repairs to historic plaster walls. Expert practitioners Tom Niland and Reggie Young will lead participants through the restoration of medallions, crown molding, and walls in with hands-on practice onsite in historic Newburgh homes.

We will be covering:
* Plaster basics
* History of plaster usage
* Matching techniques
* Technical plaster information and life expectancy
* Proper wall preparation
* Installation techniques

Students will work with specially formulated lime plaster designed for resurfacing , restoring, and repairing existing plaster walls. In addition to tool skills and application techniques, students will learn to understand the science behind breathable, natural hydraulic lime; how to properly mix and cure lime plaster; how to apply alkaline fiberglass mesh over hairline cracks; and how to create a unified and flawless plaster surface. Prior experience with plaster is helpful but not required.

The cost for two full, 7-hour days, including all materials, tools, and lunch, is $380.

If you have any questions, feel free to email us at info@hvhouseparts.com or SIGN UP on the form below.

Want To Sponsor a Student?
HVHP is offering the course to students in the Newburgh area. If you would like to support the cost of the workshop for these students, please email info@hvhouseparts.com

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Lime Mortar Workshop: Brick and Stone Repointing and Surface Repair
Jul
17
to Jul 18

Lime Mortar Workshop: Brick and Stone Repointing and Surface Repair

  • 159 Broadway Newburgh, NY 12550 (map)
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HVHP Restoration Training Program is proud to host its first workshop!

The Lime Mortar Workshop will be held Wednesday July 17 and Thursday July 18th.

Learn the essentials of repointing historic lime mortar masonry, and resurfacing and repair with Lithomex for deteriorating brick and stone. Perfect for restoring Newburgh's historic brick buildings!

Taught by instructor Chris Hertz, Conservation Mason/Programs Manager at LimeWorks.us and Craftwork Training Center, this two-day workshop introduces the basic principles and work practices needed to repoint vintage brick and/or stone structures using breathable lime mortar, as well as basic techniques to achieve convincing and durable surface repairs for vintage masonry. Through lecture, demonstration, and hands-on exercises, we cover the following:

  • Properties of natural hydraulic lime mortars

  • Tips for selecting and mixing lime mortars

  • Clean, fill, repoint, and tool mortar joints

  • Identify properties of Lithomex and prep substrate for repair

  • Mix, apply and blend Lithomex to surface masonry

Under the guidance of experienced masons, participants learn and practice skills on mock-up panels and historic structures undergoing restoration in Newburgh. Prior masonry experience is helpful but not required.


The cost for two full, 8-hour days, including all materials, tools, and lunch, is $475. By offering this subsidized, reduced-rate workshop, Hudson Valley House Parts brings an expert to share the skills and knowledge base needed to restore our historic Newburgh structures.

If you have any questions, feel free to email us at info@hvhouseparts.com or SIGN UP on the form below.

Want To Sponsor a Student?
HVHP is offering the course to students in the Newburgh area. If you would like to support the cost of the workshop for these students, please email info@hvhouseparts.com

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Historic Preservation Expo
Mar
30
10:00 AM10:00

Historic Preservation Expo

Please join us at the Ulster County Historical Society on March 30th
for their first Historic Preservation Expo.

Find out more about local historic districts and how to get started researching your old house – or any historic property. In addition, representatives from a variety of historic building trades will be on hand to answer the public’s questions about historic plaster, masonry, timber-frame construction, barn & wood window restoration, antique door hardware, shutters, and more.

They’ve planned a full day of information sessions, including Frances Gubler of The Preservation League of New York State who will talk about NYS Rehabilitation Tax Credits for historic properties in her presentation, “Road Map to Preservation.” Ken Follett will speak on “Teamwork in Historic Conservation,” discussing how professional teams (architects, structural engineers, conservators) work on historic structures and why these teams are of value to property stewards.

Who should attend: builders and traditional tradespeople, realtors, homeowners who live in historic properties or in historic districts, local historians, preservationists, and anyone who appreciates the built history of Ulster County (and the greater Hudson Valley).

The Historic Preservation Expo will be held at the Marbletown Community Center
http://www.marbletown.net/
3564 Main St, Stone Ridge, NY 12484

Free to the public. Doors open at 10am and close at 3pm.

More information can be found online
Or contact: Suzanne, Ulster County Historical Society, UCHSDirector@gmail.com


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