What Shall We Do About Those Old Windows?


If you own an older home and are considering the pros and cons of replacing wooden windows or other historic woodwork, this public talk by senior conservationist Alan Stacey is a must for you.

There will be a particular focus on how traditional windows and doors can be upgraded to current thermal and acoustic levels and how they can be made to work and to continue functioning with the help of modern technology. Using actual examples such as Dundurn Castle and The Hamilton Club, as well as various privately owned residences, the correct techniques of restoration that encompass both traditional skills and modern technology will be demonstrated.

Alan Stacey will discuss the long term advantages of keeping original windows from the aesthetic viewpoint, operational considerations and financial perspectives.

Alan Stacey is a materials conservation specialist, trained in both an indentured five year apprenticeship as well as at Salisbury College, England. Alan achieved distinction in his City & Guilds diploma. (1983) Alan worked in professional practice in Europe and in the UK for over two decades before immigrating to Canada where he now leads a team of historic building conservation specialists that are dedicated to the preservation of Canada’s built heritage.

Alan lectures on the principles of building conservation to professionals with audiences from all levels of Government, Construct Canada, and The Educational Round Table for Education in the Heritage Field, as well as providing education in building conservation at the community level Memberships: ICOMOS Canada, Canadian Association of Conservators, Architectural Conservancy of Ontario, and Heritage Canada The National Trust.

Admission is free to this public lecture.

Speaker: Alan Stacey Principal Heritage Mill Historic Building Conservation

Where: 10 Carden Street, Guelph On

When: 7 p.m. Wednesday 19th March 2014


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