Hall Conservation Ltd

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The National Heritage Ironworks Group (NHIG) have announced details of their next ironwork seminar.

The event will take place at the iconic St Paul’s Cathedral in London on 17th November 2017 and be chaired by our own Brian Hall, who is also Vice-Chair of NHIG.  

The day includes lunch and a guided tour of the Cathedral.

Full details and a link to booking are below.


Heritage Ironwork Seminar

Friday 17th November 2017 9:00am-5:00pm

The Wren Suite, St Paul’s Cathedral, London

 Specifications, Tenders & Procurement

Chaired by Brian Hall of Hall Conservation, Vice-Chair of NHIG

A day of practical guidance which will lead you through the process of writing and understanding specifications on historic ironwork, highlighting pointers and pitfalls in the tendering and procurement process. Delegate price includes a guided tour of the Cathedral.


  • Condition reports
  • Choosing a method of repair
  • Conservation principles
  • Historical significance & cultural context
  • Purpose of works
  • Environment, Timing and Budget


  • How to budget for a tendering process
  • Examples of how NOT to tender
  • What legal and commercial issues should you be aware of?
  • Specifying a material which will ensure the right level of workmanship
  • Improving tendering techniques


  • How to get the best value
  • Lines of communication on site
  • The value of a proper paper trail
  • How to procure a company for the works

Aim of the day

To establish & disseminate good practice in the procurement process in relation to historic ironwork.

Who is it for?

All levels of experience and background are welcome. This day will be of interest to architects, surveyors, practitioners, contractors, local authorities, commissioners and owners of ironwork.

Price: £75 including lunch and tour (£55 students) Early bird discount: £70 (ends 29th Sept 17)

Venue: Wren Suite, St Paul’s Cathedral, St Paul’s Churchyard, London EC4M 8AD

Book tickets at www.nhig.org.uk/events