HSR focuses on harnessing the traditional artisan trades that are not commonly taught in Australia, these artisan trades originate from the medieval times and are now making a comeback as the level of skill and craftsmanship required is highly regarded in the modern culture.
Craft guilds were an important part of the middle ages, a higher social status would be achieved through membership and a group of tradesmen or craftsmen would engage in the same occupation joined together.

 

"Artisan trades originate from the medieval times and are now making a comeback as the level of skill and craftsmanship required is highly regarded in the modern culture"

These trades and crafts included:

  • Stonemasonry
  • Lath and Plaster
  • Fibrous Plaster
  • Pug and Pine (Wattle and Daub)
  • Traditional carpentry
  • Slate/ Lead/ Copper and Terracotta
  • Blacksmithing
  • Heritage Bricklaying

 

 

 

Looking after a heritage building and carrying out work on it means understanding traditional building techniques. Old buildings are generally built using softer materials allowing movement without damage to the structure, whereas modern buildings are made in hard impervious materials to keep moisture out at all costs.

These tradesmen understand that using modern materials on a heritage buildings will stop the building functioning how it should and can cause a wide range of problems in other areas.

At HSR it is important for all our specialists to have the right skills and experience in order to apply this to both heritage and contemporary construction and conservation in Australia.  We have gone out of our way to resource crafts people from all over the world with the right qualifications. In addition to  also deliver training programs which  construction industry to upskill, through our training arm ABCT.

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