Come and join us for these Basic Building Classes 1 & 2.
These are beginners level classes where you will learn the fundamentals of working with cement, concrete, bricks and blocks. Each course lasts 1 day and will cover a lot in a short period. This should, however, give you the skills and confidence to undertake some simple building work on your own.
Basic Building 1
You will learn about small building foundations and slabs. We will be discussing and mixing concrete, setting out and laying a simple foundation. Then we will cover the different mixes of cement/ mortar, how to prepare them and problems to look out for.
Basic Building 2
We will be building a small wall. First with concrete blocks, then with bricks.
You will see how to level up and set a brick line, then how to lay cement, place the bricks/blocks and finally how to point.
We will discuss different types of tools and their uses.
N.B. This is a cement only based course - it does not cover lime building or pointing. (There will be another course on this.)
Tools and materials will be supplied.
Basic 2 logically follows on from Basic 1 but each course will be design to stand alone, so participants can attend either or both.
This is a hands on workshop - with a little theory.
It must be understood that building works and masonry is a vast subject but you should gain enough basic knowledge and confidence to build a small structure for yourself.
No prior knowledge necessary.
Unfortunately, this workshop is not suitable for children.
Grant Pirnie - Engineer and woodworker.
Grant has a background in engineering and runs his own woodwork business - when he's not running training workshops.
Fees and Date
Fees include tuition, handouts and refreshments.
Course Ref: BUILD-1 and BUILD-2
This course will run on TBA
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Tell us the course and date you are interested in and we will send you a booking form and further information.