Awareness raising is vital in understanding conservation principles and the use of materials. Whether it's for architects, tradesmen, supervisors or home owners "hands on" training enables techniques and practical skills to be demonstrated by an experienced person and tried out by the trainee.
Other recent training courses provided by DSC:
DSC carried out a two day training course for Erewash Borough Council in connection with the Long Eaton Townscape Heritage Initiative. The training was mainly a hands on course but also looked at the theoretical aspects of good conservation practice.
Trainees looked at lime, lime mortars and the good and bad aspects of repointing narrow brickwork joints. A small section of brickwork was repointed.
Mar '13 Homeowner Training A hands on training repointing course was carried out for a local client using lime mortar turning the wall.
Into the repaired wall.
The home owner had little hands on experience but was able to carry on repointing her property to a good standard using the correct tools and materials.
(March 06) DSC runs Training courses at Stourport Basin
Course delegates carefully chop out prior to repointing.
Mixing and beating the pointing mortar helps it to become more workable.