Govan Cross Townscape Heritage Initiative

Mon 20 Jan, 2014

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The Scottish Lime Centre Trust are joining forces with Govan Cross THI, to offer a programme of free training for building contractors designed to raise the standard of repair on traditional buildings.

The programme offers a pick and mix selection of one and two day training modules, covering lime mortars, stone repair, timber windows and lead and includes a general introduction to working with ...traditional buildings. The courses will help participants undertake the most common repairs on traditional buildings, including lime mortar pointing for sandstone walls and repair of traditional sash and case windows, without resorting to modern and inappropriate solutions, such as overly hard cement mortars and silicon mastic.

The courses are aimed at building contractors including semi-skilled and time-served trades people, but may also be of interest to homeowners and landlords working or living in the Govan area.

Each free training session provides a mixture of taught and practical hands-on learning, and will be taught at Govan or at the SLCT base in Charlestown, Fife (travel costs will be reimbursed). Each recipient will receive a SLCT certificate on completion of the course. There is also an option, for those who are interested, to progress further and complete the SVQ National Units in Conservation Masonry. This is a training accreditation that can be noted on your CSCS Card and help you and your company secure that next job.

Courses on offer are as follows.

General Introduction to Working with Traditional Buildings
01 April 2014, @ 10.00am - 4.00pm

Traditional Roof Work (where masonry meets lead and slate)
03 April 2014 @ 9.30am - 4.30pm

Sash and Case Window & Joinery Repairs for Contractors
29 April 2014 @ 10.00am - 4.00pm

Making and Using Traditional Mortars
19 - 20 May 2014 @ 9.30am - 4.30pm

Surface Repair of Stone
21 - 22 May 2014 @ 9.30am - 4.30pm

For further information please see our course calendar.

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

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