Main Information

SLCT Trainers
Merryhill Training centre
Start Time
9:30 a.m.
End Time
4:30 p.m.

Technical Details

Individual Learning Accounts (ILA)
Requires C1 & C2?
Technical Level
Practical Level


Learn the skills to help you carry out your own mortar pointing repairs.

This popular one day workshop is aimed at those who would like to undertake repointing works as part of a renovation project or simply as general maintenance to traditional masonry structures.

In this practical 'hands on' training day, attendees will learn to undertake repointing works with confidence. This course will give a sound understanding of traditional building technology, repair techniques and the materials to use when carrying out repointing.

Attendees are encouraged to bring along images of their projects to discuss with the SLCT tutor on the day.

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Course Suitability

This course is aimed at those who own or are responsible for a traditional building.

Also suitable for those responsible for maintenance works to traditional buildings or a renovation and conservation project.

We are always happy to help learners choose the right course. Please contact us if you would like to discuss which course is suitable for you.

Learning Outcomes

  • Ability to recognise original lime mortars and later inappropriate cement mortars
  • Ability to proportion out accurately sand and lime binders
  • Understand how joints and beds should be prepared to receive new lime pointing
  • Ability to apply lime mortars with pinning stones into prepared joints and beds
  • Understand the curing conditions required for lime mortars to harden

Course Programme

  • Health and Safety issues
  • Introduction to traditional buildings
  • Historic use of lime mortars
  • Understanding the range of binders, sands and aggregates for traditional mortars
  • Mortar Mixing
  • Preparing masonry joints
  • Techniques of working
  • Placing of mortar for repointing
  • Joint finishing
  • Curing and protection regimes

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