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Brickwork

Course Information > Landscape Skills

The course below outlines our basic and most poular brickwork course, however there are other options for more experienced landscapers and there is an option of a two day course for beginners to give them more time to practice their newly learned skills.

Intermediate Brickwork covers different bonding techniques, copings and cappings. Advanced Brickwork is shown below.

BASIC BRICKWORK

COURSE OBJECTIVES
To enable course members to:

  • understand the manufacture and types of bricks
  • use and select appropriate materials
  • set out and erect low walls using stretcher bond including straight run, return, pier


This is a fundamental course designed for any ground staff and self-employed persons interested in brickwork.
An LTG certificate of attendance is awarded upon completion of the course.


Duration One day: 6 hours

Max: 1:8 Min: 1:4

Course Content
Introduction
Bricks
Mortar
Bonds
Practical
Jointing
Protection of brickwork
Final session


Trainees will be asked to bring
adequate hand tools/materials,
and possibly bricks, blocks and sand cement if not available at the venue.

Venue Requirements

Warm well lit room with adequate tables and chairs. Covered work area and water supply. Washroom/toilet facilities.


ADVANCED BRICKWORK

COURSE OBJECTIVES
To enable course members to:

  • Correctly select and make use of a broad range of materials
  • Set out and erect spiral pillar, arch, or ornamental panel
  • Improve brickwork skills and advance their knowledge of techniques
  • Experience and practice using a range of materials
  • Perfect pointing and finishing skills


This is not a course for novices; staff should already be experienced with basic brickwork techniques and able to work at a good pace. For staff wishing to enhance their existing skills.
The content may be altered to suit specific requirements.


Duration One day: 6 hours run as a workshop with PRACTICAL emphasis

This course goes beyond requirements for Hard Landscape NVQ Level 2.


Max:
1:8 Min: 1:4

Course Content
Introduction
Discussion
Previous experience
Personal aims and objectives
Advanced brickwork techniques & application
Panels
Shapes
Pillars
Arches
Other (if time)
Practical
Final session

Trainees will be asked to bring
adequate hand tools/materials, a form if the trainee wants to build an arch,
and possibly bricks, blocks and sand cement if not available at the venue.

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