Heritage Stonemasonry SAP and SUP

Starts: Monday, 11th September 2017 - 9.00am

Ends: Friday, 22nd September 2017 - 5.00pm

Location: Traditional Building Skills, The Old White House Barn, Clifford, Herefordshire, HR3 5EU

About this event

HLFAvailable as a 5 or 10 day SUP and a 20 day SAP. This course is aimed at those wishing to develop their knowledge and skills in Heritage Stonemasonry - craft masonry, fixing, site masonry.

Examples of course content; Concept of minimum intervention, re-usable materials, tools of the trade, materials used; Types of foundations, shoring, excavation and underpinning; Lime cycle, lime putty, lime mortars, defective mortar, tamping and pointing.
 
Courses are a combination of lectures and practical work at historic sites and can be an integral part of working towards an NVQ Level 3 in Heritage Skills. Upon completion of the NVQ portfolio and assessment (within 12 months of registration) the candidate can apply for a CSCS Gold Card (increasingly necessary for Heritage contracts). SUP courses are targeted at more experienced workers. The 20 day SAP course is split into two separate blocks, both of which require attending to gain the qualification.

Courses are run from the workshop in Clifford on the Powys/Herefordshire border near the picturesque town of Hay-on-Wye. Practical sessions will give you the opportunity to work on local historic buildings including the stunning hay Castle.

How to book

Heritage Lottery Funding has been secured to help towards travel and accommodation costs - a grant of £500 per candidate can be applied for.

To book a place please Email with your contact details: [email protected]  Tel: 01497 831125  Joining instructions, the programme and a payment invoice will be sent to applicants.

 

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