Blended learning in Hurst

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  • Typology


  • Methodology


  • Location


  • Duration

    5 Days


Our 5-day Bricklaying course will give you the necessary skills towards a new career or to complete DIY renovations at home.
Suitable for: This course is of benefit to you whether you have no prior experience or are wanting to add to your existing building skills.




Hurst (Berkshire)
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Unit 3 Orchard Nursery Orchard Road, RG10 0SD


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Course programme


The 5-day Bricklaying course is a hands-on practical course where you learn the theory while actually building with bricks and mortar. You will learn the skill of handling a trowel correctly from day one.

On this course you will be taught

  • handling and storage of materials
  • foundations and footings
  • mortar mixes
  • setting out, squaring and the use of the 'Guage Rod'
  • different kinds of bonding brickwork - building walls in Stretcher Bond and English Garden Wall Bond

    You will be taught how to

  • use a level in levelling and plumbing brickwork
  • use hammer and bolster to accurately cut bricks
  • use line and corner blocks to lay bricks true and plumb
  • spread mortar neatly without smearing the bricks
  • butter the bricks to form a solid joint
  • point up brickwork to present a neat clean finish
  • build brick piers
  • build walls with integral piers
  • build a curved wall
  • build corners
  • Finish with a brick coping course

    You will also learn

  • how to set up and use profiles
  • estimating quantities
  • costing materials
  • health and safety

    We also provide 3 one-day follow-on courses by arrangement with the tutor

    Course 1

  • Build a soldier course over windows
  • build a cavaty wall using blocks and bricks
  • build in dpc and lintels with cavity trays and weep holes

    Course 2

  • Build a wall with an arch including making up a template
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    DIY and Building Skills Centre is situated in Hurst near Reading and is easily accessible from the M4 Junction 8/9 or Junction 10. The Reading bus service stops close to the DIY and Building Skills Training Centre


    Price on request