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Bricklaying - DIY - 10 Day Course

The 10 day bricklaying training course is a great introduction into the bricklaying trade and can be your first move into starting a career as a bricklayer. It covers a wide range of subjects within the bricklaying trade including setting out, mixing mortars, laying bricks/blocks, levelling/plumbing and jointing/finishing.

Level: Beginner
Duration: 10 days
PRICE:
£900.00 INC VAT
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ABOUT THIS COURSE

Course Content

Goldtrowel can teach you how to lay bricks in just 1 day, however to master the skills required to successfully build masonry structures safely it will take much longer, so the truth is that the more it is practiced the better and more consistent you will get, during your 10 day bricklaying course with us you will lay mortar beds and lay both bricks and blocks a number of times, this will result in you being able to correctly lay bricks / blocks to a safe and good standard, to compliment this you will also learn and complete other core bricklaying skills listed below.

What you can expect to learn from this Bricklaying Course

  • Understanding footings and foundations
  • Setting out masonry structures inc cavity walls
  • Learn brick bond types and usage
  • Understand block types and uses
  • Build and understand building corners
  • Build and understand building piers
  • Mixing mortars and additives
  • Lay mortar beds for bricks and blocks 
  • Understand brick types and uses
  • Lay and understand DPC's
  • Types of jointing and finishing
  • Plumb, level and range

During training please feel free to ask any questions you have, we actually welcome your questions, and remember there is no such thing as a `stupid` question! your training will not be rushed, we know exactly how to get every individual to their best, you will be working in large open area's both inside and outside (weather permitting) so that you learn how the environment conditions affect your bricklaying, the bricks, blocks and other materials are of the same standard found in everyday construction builds.

Pre-course Study Guide and After Care Support

Before starting your course you will have access to our unique Goldtrowel purpose made full colour illustrated training manual which you can download or print.

Upon completion of your course you can call our helpful and friendly staff if ever you need advice or guidance on any matter. Goldtrowel also offer and can supply bricklaying tools and equipment, ensuring you don`t waste time and money on inferior tools, this package is unique to Goldtrowel students.


10 Day Bricklaying Course - Content Breakdown

Monday

  •      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 you would have built a single skin brick wall in Stretcher Bond with returns and piers. Correct footings for walls are also discussed.

Tuesday

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. 

Wednesday

We start with theory on damp-proof courses and cavities, building blockwork corners.

Thursday

Continues with cavity brick/block incorporating external brickwork and internal blockwork corners. The methods used are typical of new - build properties across building authorities within the UK. We show you how to use door/window profiles and close the cavities using a traditional vertical dpc or cavity closure. 

Friday

Will involve finishing the brickwork on the module and setting the lintel with a cavity tray and weepholes. Laying a soldier course above the window is also covered.

Removal and cleaning of structures built, tools and equipment, end of course re-cap and distribution of course notes and awarding of Goldtrowel training certificate.

Week 2 - Builds on the skills learnt in week 1 

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Asheton Farm Business Centre
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Essex
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