Bricklaying

by The Builder Training Centre Claim Listing

This short course is intensive, but the atmosphere is relaxed and enjoyable which creates a good learning environment. If you have a particular project in mind, or some building plans you wish to gain advice on, our instructors will be more than happy to discuss these with you.

£445

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5 Days

Course Details

Our 5 day (or weekend Splitter) Foundation Bricklaying Courses at The Builder Training Centre are very practical and ‘hands-on’ courses, and are ideal for beginners looking to learn bricklaying for DIY or handyman skills, experienced people looking to extend their trade skills or perfect their bricklaying skills, or those looking for a new career as a bricklayer.

The Builder Training Centre (The BTC) offers high quality structured Bricklaying Course, which can be attended as a 5 day course during the week (Monday to Friday) or, for those that have commitments during the week, a weekend course (2 consecutive weekends).

Our instructors are qualified, highly experienced, knowledgeable and enthusiastic Tradespersons, so students can take advantage of all the tips of the trade, personal experiences and advice they offer.

This short course is intensive, but the atmosphere is relaxed and enjoyable which creates a good learning environment. If you have a particular project in mind, or some building plans you wish to gain advice on, our instructors will be more than happy to discuss these with you.

This practical Bricklaying Course is set out to enable you to learn the skills of bricklaying. The course will give you as many bricklaying skills as possible. It will teach you everything from mixing mortar to pointing to being capable of building your walls plumb, vertical and square.

You will learn different types of bond including Stretcher, English, Flemish, block-work, brick capping and arch construction.

 

  • Tasks will include:
    • Constructing a pillar with corbaling
    • Forming an arch
    • Spanning openings
    • Constructing a garden/retaining wall
    • Constructing a cavity wall
    • Ties and joist hangers
    • Inserting lintels (stone and steel)
    • Damp coursing
    • Block work wall plates
  • In addition to the practical skills you will learn about:
    • Foundations
    • Extensions
    • Setting out
    • Cavity wall specifications
    • Structures of brickwork
    • Estimating and calculations
    • Business aspects
    • The needles method of making openings in existing walls
    • Inserting RSJ’s and lintels
    • Awareness of planning permission and building control

 

  • London Branch

    Station Buildings, Waddon Station, Epsom Road, London

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