Anstruther THI Lime PointingBook courses
Learn the skills to help you carry out your own mortar pointing repairs.
8 May 2015
20 June 2015
09.30 - 16.30
£20 refundable deposit
This popular one day workshop is aimed at those who would like to undertake repointing works as part of a renovation project or simply as general maintenance to traditional masonry structures. A practical 'hands on' training day, attendees will learn to undertake repointing works to with confidence. This course will give a sound understanding of traditional building technology, repair techniques and the materials to use when carrying out repointing. Attendees are encouraged to bring along images of their projects to discuss with the SLCT tutor on the day.
This course is aimed at those who own or are responsible for a traditional building who are either living or working in the Anstruther area.
• Health and Safety issues
• Introduction to traditional buildings
• Historic use of lime mortars
• Understanding the range of binders, sands and aggregates for traditional mortars
• Mortar Mixing
• Preparing masonry joints
• Techniques of working
• Placing of mortar for repointing
• Joint finishing
• Curing and protection regimes