Author, Master & winner of multiple awards!

given the title of ‘Kentucky Colonel’, the Commonwealth’s highest honour, awarded for his significant contribution to craft education and training

Gerard has a vast amount of publications specialising on historic brickwork.

Listed below are some of Gerard’s publications available:

  • Gauged Brickwork A Technical Handbook, Gower Publishing , Aldershot, June 1990, revised in 2006
  • Technical article on gauged brickwork for Society for the Protection of Ancient Buildings , 1989
  • Technical article on gauged brickwork for ‘Traditional Homes’ magazine, January 1991
  • Technical articles on Historical brickwork for guild of Bricklayers Journals, 1990-91
  • Technical article on modern brickwork for ‘Traditional Homes’ magazine, January 1992
  • Brickwork History, Technology and Practice, Volumes one and two, Donhead Publishing, London , June 1993
  • Structural Survey Magazine, History of English Brickwork parts 1 & 2, volume 11 no.4 1993, volume 12  no.1 1994
  • Classification of Bricks volume 12  no.4 1993/4
  • The Building Conservation Directory, Brickwork – The Historic Development, 1993, Brickwork – Decay, Conservation and Repair
  • Lime Mortars – The need for Reappraisal , Brick Bulletin 1997,
  • Lime Mortars – The need for Reappraisal, ASI Journal, 1998.
  • Brickwork: Failure and Decay – College of Estate Management 1997
  • Lime Mortars for Brickwork: Traditional Practice and Modern Misconceptions – Journal of Architectural Conservation,  part 1 March 1998, Part 2 July 1998.
  • Gauged Brickwork: Tracing the Netherlandish Influence,  ASCHB Transactions, Volume 23 1998
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  • More Publications:
  • 2016 ‘ Joint Finishes on Historic Brickwork’ Building Conservation Directory
  • 2014  ‘The Historic Importance of the Traditional Building Crafts and the Restoration of their    Prestigious Position within Modern British Society’. The Journal of the Building Limes Volume 21
  • 2014  ‘Scottish Traditional Brickwork’, Short Guide no 7. For Historic Scotland
  • 2013  ‘Dampening Bricks Prior To Bricklaying . The Journal of the Building Limes Volume 20
  • 2012   Repositioning Craft Education and Training to Re-connect Artisans to Designers, Journal of Preservation Technology, The Association of Preservation Technologists, USA
  • The Myth in the Mix’, within Building Limes in Conservation, Building Limes Forum.
  • 2012  ‘The Chesterton Gateway’, British Brick Society, Information 119, February
  • 2011  ‘Reviving a Wood-Fired Open Clamp at H.G. Matthews’ Traditional Brickworks Bellingdon, Buckinghamshire, England, in February and May 2010′, British Brick Society, Information 116, April
  • A Guide to the Repair of Historic Brickwork’, Publication for the Department of Heritage and Local Government, Ireland.
  • 2008 Tudor Brickwork Building Conservation Directory
  • The Myth in the Mix’, The Building Conservation Directory, Cathedral Communications.
  • The History of Gauged Brickwork, Conservation, Repair and Modern Application, Elsevier.
  • 2008 ‘Tall Brick Chimneys’, British Brick Society, Information 107, June
  • ‘Putting Value Back into Craft Education and Training’, Journal of the American National Trust.
  • Gauged Brickwork: A Technical Handbook, 2nd ed., Donhead Publishing (London).
  • 2005. ‘Colour washing and Pencilling of Historic Brickwork’. The Journal of Architectural Conservation, July.
  • ‘An Investigation of Hand Tools used for English Cut-and-Rubbed and Gauged Brickwork’. The Second International Proceedings of Construction History, March.
  • The Characteristics and Properties of Rubbing Bricks used for Gauged Brickwork’, Parts Two, The Journal of Architectural Conservation, July.
  • ‘The Characteristics and Properties of Rubbing Bricks used for Gauged Brickwork’, Parts One, The Journal of Architectural Conservation, March.
  • ‘Gauged Brickwork – Tracing the Netherlandish Influence’, Association for Studies in the Conservation of Historic Buildings Transactions, February.
  • ‘Lime Mortars for Brickwork: Traditional Practice and Modern Misconceptions’, Journal of Architectural Conservation, part 1 March 1998, Part 2 July
  • 1998. ‘Lime Mortars – The need for Reappraisal’, Architecture and Surveying Institute Journal.
  • Brickwork: Failure and Decay’, The College of Estate Management.
  • ‘Lime Mortars – The need for Reappraisal’, The Brick Bulletin, Brick Development Association.
  • 1996/97. ‘History of English Brickwork’, (Parts 1 & 2), Candis Magazine.
  • 1993/4. ‘Classification of  Clay Bricks’, Structural Survey Magazine, Volume 12, no.4.
  • 1993/4. ‘History of English Brickwork parts 1 & 2’, Structural Survey Magazine, Volume 11 no.4, volume 12 no.1.
  • ‘Brickwork – ‘The Historical Development of English Brickwork – Its  Decay, Conservation and Repair’’, The Building Conservation Directory.
  • Brickwork History, Technology and Practice, Volumes one and two, Donhead Publishing (London).
  • ‘Modern Brickwork’, Traditional Homes Magazine, January
  • ‘Gauged Brickwork’, Traditional Homes Magazine, January
  • 1990/1. ‘Historical brickwork’, Guild of Bricklayers Journal.

Gauged Brickwork: A Technical Handbook, Gower Publishing (Aldershot).

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A Proud MEmber of many heritage bodies
  • Freeman of London – Worshipful Company of Master Tylers & Bricklayers
  • Wingate Fellowship: For  building a scaled model niche of gauged brickwork – As part of a PhD research task exploring the use of traditional tools and craft techniques
  • Winston Churchill Memorial Trust: Travelling Fellowship to the Netherlands and Flanders for research into the historical development and use of gauged brickwork: and tracing the Netherlandish influence on work within the UK.
  • International Council on Monuments and Sites (ICOMOS)
  • Building Limes Forum
  • British Brick Society
  • Georgian Group
  • De Montfort University Alumni
  • The British Brick Society, BBS
  • The Construction History Society, CHS
  • ICOMOS
  • The British Limes Forum, BLF
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Holder of Multiple Awards
  • Silver and Gold Trowel, Brick Development Association
  • Winston Churchill Fellow, Winston Churchill Memorial Trust
  • Viscount D’Lisle award, Winston Churchill Memorial Trust
  • Harold Higham Wingate Scholar, Harold Higham Wingate Trust
  • Askins Achievement award, Preservation Trades Network, USA
  • Honorary Kentucky Colonel, State of Kentucky, USA
  • Marsh Christian award, English Heritage and Construction Skills
  • Thornton Medal, Institute of Materials, Minerals & Mining
  • Freeman of the City of London – Company of worshipful Tylers & Bricklayers
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