Making and Using Traditional Mortars C1-Contractor Level 1

Starts: Tuesday, 22nd August 2017 - 9.30am

Ends: Wednesday, 23rd August 2017 - 4.30pm

Location: Merryhill Training Centre, Fife KY11 3DR

About this event

The reasons for using traditional mortars on solid walls will also be explained, to allow you to better advise clients. The course will guide participants to be able to complete pointing work to traditional buildings to a high standard.

The content of this workshop provides the underpinning knowledge required for assessment and accreditation of SQA National Unit 1 – ‘Preparing and Using Basic Lime Mixes’.

This practical course is aimed at building contractors and those undertaking repair works to traditional masonry structures.

Learning Outcomes:

• Understanding traditional building technology.
• Understanding the range of binders, sands and aggregates for traditional mortars.
• Ability to undertake accurate mixing for repeatability and cost effective work.
• Understanding the setting characteristics of lime mortars.

Course Programme - Day 1 - Making Traditional Mortars

• Health and Safety issues
• Historic use of lime mortars
• Processing lime
• Best practice for mortar mixing
• Inspecting masonry
• Using the right tools

Day 2 – Using Traditional Mortars

• Preparing masonry joints
• Techniques of working
• Placing of mortar for repointing
• Joint finishing
• Curing and protection regimes

How to book

To book to place on this course, please click here, email [email protected] or call us on 01383 872722.

 

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