Main Information

Trainers
SLCT Principal Trainer, Timeserved Stonemason, Jason Boag
Venue
Merryhill Training centre
Start Time
9:30 a.m.
End Time
4:30 p.m.
Cost
£310.00 + VAT
(£372.00 incl VAT)

Technical Details

Individual Learning Accounts (ILA)
No
Requires C1 & C2?
No
Technical Level
Practical Level

Dates

Taught by our time served Stonemason, this two-day practical course is suitable for all abilities and covers an introduction to tools, techniques and uses of basic stonemasonry.

Learners can take away their practice stones at the end of the day.

Download a PDF copy of the full course description here

Course Suitability

Taught by our time served Stonemason is suitable for all abilities and covers an introduction to tools, techniques and uses of basic stonemasonry. Learners can take away their practice stones at the end of the day.

This practical course is designed for:

  • those individuals with little or no experience in cutting and dressing natural stone.
  • building contractor working on traditional stone buildings and structures and just want to learn the basic masonry skills for cutting and dressing sandstone
  • Or a semi-skilled operative who needs to add to his skills set and be able to produce stone masonry units to plumb, level and plane with traditional tooling finishes

We are always happy to help learners choose the right course so please contact us if you would like to discuss which course is suitable for you or your employees.

Learning Outcomes

  • How to take a stone out of ‘twist’ to true level and plumb
  • Put a true flat surface on a slab of stone
  • Effect different tooled surfaces, eg stugged, broached, droved and rock faced finishes

Course Programme

  • Health and safety – including use of ‘Airstream’ hoods to minimize inhalation of airborne crystalline silica
  • Introduction to the tools used to cut and dress natural sandstone blocks
  • Taking a stone out of ‘twist’ using 4 wooden blocks and 2 squares
  • Production of a true flat surface on a block of sandstone
  • Production of different surface tooling finishes including: 1. Broached, 2. Droved and 3. Stugged


Cost
£310.00 + VAT
(£372.00 incl VAT)

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