Lectures & Masterclasses

What Gerard Offers
bespoke lectures and key note speeches

Covering all aspects of Brickwork

As a strong advocate for craft education and training he is in great demand to deliver lectures and Keynote Addresses through a variety of Heritage bodies and academic institutions on this topic and his advice is constantly sought on how to improve this important area. He is also available to deliver lectures that cover the breadth of English Brickwork from the Tudor to Edwardian periods, its conservation, restoration, limes and lime mortars, jointing and pointing, bricks and brickmaking, historic brickwork repair, conservation, limes, lime mortars, historical development of English brickwork, tuck pointing, gauged brickwork, craft education and training, philosophy of repair, historic methods of jointing and pointing & more


from the Master Red Mason

A vast offering of master class topics are offered on any aspect of historic brickwork and associated subjects for clients wishing to gain an appreciation of the skills, craftsmanship and knowledge behind s the construction of some of the UK’s finest and most significant historic brickwork.

Gerard runs a successful training opportunities from his own workshop, courses can be tailor made to suit student’s requirements, he is unique in reviving and offering training and education in the highest expressions of craft skills such as Gauged Brickwork and Tuck Pointing.

Clients include:

  • Weald and Downland Open Air Museum
  • Eminent English Universities
  • Contact Property Training
  • National Heritage Training Group
  • CITB/Construction Skills
  • Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors
  • Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors Conservation Group
  • Historic Royal Palaces
  • English Heritage
  • Local Authority Conservation Officers
  • Society for the Protection of Ancient Buildings
  • Building Limes Forum
  • International Trades Education Symposium
  • Kentucky Heritage Council
  • American College of the Building Arts
  • National Trust
  • Dublin Civic Trust

and many other institutions ranging from heritage bodies to local history groups.

2003 – Present. Numerous International  keynote speeches for opening sessions such as:

            Preservations Trades Network, Kentucky Council, Association of Preservation Technologists (USA).


Providing extensive training programmes

for clients such as, The Society for the Protection of Ancient Buildings, National Heritage Training Group, Weald and Downland Open Air Museum, National Trust, English Heritage. Also site specific training of craftspeople, such as gauged brickwork, for the restoration of the Queen Anne Summer House, Old Warden Bedfordshire, Simpson Conservation.