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Bricklaying - 10-Day Course

Goldtrowel Bricklaying Courses
Course summary
10 days
790 GBP
Essex
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Course description

Bricklaying course with GoldtrowelBricklaying - 10-Day Course in Essex -  2 weeks training, Monday to Friday

This hands-on 10-day Bricklaying course will prepare participants to do bricklaying work at home or construction sites. This is a flexible training programme and can be tailored to the experience and needs of each student, such as project-specific skills-

Course Instructor

The instructor for this course is not only an experienced tutor, but also does bricklaying for a living, making him an ideal candidate for spreading practical knowledge of the craft and how to complete a bricklaying project. From site development to domestic projects, the instructor has a wealth of varied knowledge on bricklyaing.

Goldtrowel takes its responsibilities seriously. Upon completion of this course, participants will be confident in their bricklaying skills and will be ready to tackle bricklaying projects on their own.

Some of the modules we use are similar to those used in the City & Guilds Bricklaying assessment and thus, this course will also provide an idea of the speed and quality required to progress to that level of bricklaying in the future.

Suitability - Who should attend?

This 10-day Bricklaying course is ideal for those wishing to understand all areas of bricklaying. The course will provide sounds knowledge of brickwork for use at home or site and it equally suitable for beginners and intermediate bricklayers.

It is our responsibility to instill confidence in all that you achieve and learn throughout your course.

Outcome / Qualification etc.

Participants who complete Bricklaying course will be awarded a certificate that notes the relevant units achieved.

Training Course Content

This Bricklaying course is designed to cover the following areas:

The first two days of the course are fixed and consist of the following elements:

Day 1

  •      Introduction to and the use of tools
  •      Gauging & mixing mortars
  •      Loading & setting out the site with materials
  •      Trowel techniques and laying the bed joint
  •      Buttering brick joints
  •      Building corners plumb and level
  •      Laying to the line & various pointing techniques.

Each technique is demonstrated before you  proceed with your first practical exercise. With this day over with you would have built a single skin brick wall in Stretcher Bond with returns and piers. Correct footings for walls are also discussed.

Day 2

  • A demonstration of various brickwork bonds proceeds your practical exercise for today which will be to build a double skinned wall with a pier and a return.
  • We cover English Bond, Flemish Bond and a variety of Garden Wall Bonds. We also cover using creasing tiles and brick on edge coping.
  • From here the course is tailored to suit each student. There are two options.
  • Option 1 consists of the principles and practicalities of building brick and block cavity walls such as would be used for extensions, porches and new-builds.

Day 3

  • Construct 4 inch wall with 13 inch and 9 inch pier finished with soldier course

Day 4

  • Construct English Bond Corner and walling

Day 5

  • Construct Flemish Bond Corner and walling

Day 6

  •      Construct 9" wall with piers and finish with Brick on Edge
  •      Dog toothing, creasing tiles, dental coursing, scallops
  •      Raking cut with brick on edge

Day 7

  •      Cavity walling with DPCs
  •      Air Bricks
  •      Wall Ties
  •      Lintels, Tray damps and reveals

Days 8 - 10

  •      Herringbone and basket weave with panels
  •      Radius work
  •      Quarter Bond Pier

Expenses

The cost of this 10-day Bricklaying course is £790 incl. VAT per participant. All participants must make a £100 deposit on this price upon booking this course.

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Goldtrowel Bricklaying Courses

Goldtrowel's Bricklaying courses are delivered as hands-on practical training that help participants progress quickly, receive their NVQ qualification and continue with new bricklaying and paving projects. Goldtrowel's dedicated training centre in Essex ensures that you have all the space and...


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Goldtrowel Bricklaying Courses

Asheton Farm, Stapleford Abbotts, Romford
RM4 1JU Essex

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