Falkirk THI - Making & Using Traditional Mortars - C1 Contractor Level 1

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Our most popular two day introductory course - this practical workshop will provide attendees with a strong understanding of lime technology.

Dates:

7 - 8 Feb 2017

Time:

09.30 - 16.30

Trainers:

SLCT Tutors

Venue:
Merryhill Training Centre, Fife
Price:

Free - £20 refundable deposit

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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’.

Course Suitability

This practical course is aimed at building contractors and those undertaking repair works to traditional masonry structures, living or working in the FALKIRK area only. Please call us if you are unsure whether you are eligible to attend.

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

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Scottish Lime Centre Trust is a charity registered in Scotland No: SCO22692

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