Bricklaying Decorative Bricklaying Course

Goldtrowel Bricklaying Courses
Course summary
10 days
990 GBP
Next available date: Enquire for dates and details - Essex

Course description

Decorative Bricklaying - Training Course with GoldtrowelDecorative Bricklaying - A 10 day training course in Essex

This 10-day bricklaying course run by Goldtrowel is a highly practical, hands on course, that shows you all the steps, materials and tools of decorative bricklaying. This is a NVQ level 2 training course.

The Decorative 10-day Bricklaying Course at Goldtrowel can also be tailored to suit those students wishing to learn how to brick lay using different decorative designs. Throughout the course,  you will learn to construct many aspects of decorative walls, which will enable you to produce to your customers outstanding designs and features with great confidence.

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Suitability - Who should attend?

NVQ Level 2 Training

This course is designed for participants with some experience in brickwork.

Training Course Content

This Decorative Bricklaying course will cover the following aspects:

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.

Days 2 - 10

  • Decorative brickwork
  • Raking cut -  Putting a 45 degree drop in a wall finished with a Brick on Edge.
  • Scolops - Putting a Gentile Dip.  Finished with Creasing Tiles and Brick on Edge.
  • Vertical Herrin Bone -  Arguably the most difficult and most Striking Brickwork Pattern. 
  • Inverted piers - 440mm piers with one face of the Pier having 215mm recess created by a CAnt Brick.
  • Twisted Piers - 440mm Pier, Each Course set at slightly different angles to the course below, to point where it does a Complete 360 turn Creating a Spirral effect from top to bottom.
  • Bullseye - Build a complete circular opening in 9 inch wall. Wrapp a Brick on Edge round the circumference.
  • Archways -  Setting out and Building an Archway into a wall using a furring piece.
  • Radius -  Creating a Half Moon Wall with interlocking diamonds projecting from the Face.


The cost of this 10 day practical training programme is £890 incl. VAT per participant.

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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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