Category: Bricklaying

Studying Bricklaying

  • By Householders Guide
  • 23rd May, 2012
Study Bricklaying

One of the most effective ways to learn the art of bricklaying is through an apprenticeship. Depending on your reasons for wanting to study bricklaying, you can choose between a short four or five day course, or a more intensive course that will equip you for the job market and train you to work as a professional bricklayer. There are also some courses available that can teach you how to lay bricks from home, through interactive DVDs so you can learn at your own pace and in your own time.

If you want to study bricklaying for personal reasons, such as to learn a new hobby or make yourself better acquainted for DIY purposes, you can do a short course that lasts five days. These only really suit quick learners or people with an existing knowledge of the trade who just want to brush up on their skills, although supplementary lessons can usually be arranged. This beginner's course will teach you about the equipment you need, the planning process, basic safety protocols and instructions, how to prepare mortar and the basic techniques to get a structure up.

If you are interested in bricklaying because you want to pursue a career in it, then you need to go for something more intensive. Construction Training Services offer a 6-week training course which is suitable for people studying towards a national qualification and who want to get their CSCS card. This course is recognized as part of the NVQ2 and will also get you CITB registration. In this course, you can expect to learn all about the tools and equipment required for bricklaying, as well as about industrial requirements and standards. You will also learn how to construct and deconstruct a working platform and the most efficient working practices to complete the job in the shortest possible turn around. You will learn the basics of block-work and brick walling and all about building planning and safety issues. You also learn some more artistic tricks to produce attractive walling detail.

Able Skills offer introductory and advanced five day courses that condense a lot of tutorage into a short time frame. They also offer more comprehensive courses for seasoned professionals that range from four to seven weeks in duration, and for those who just want to study bricklaying skills to use around the house, there are also weekend-long courses designed to teach you the basics.

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