Duration: 2 daysLocation: Fyvie Castle, Aberdeenshire (see map)
Date: Thursday 23rd and Friday 24th May 2013Time: 9.30am – 4.30pm
About the Course
Aimed at private individuals, professionals and those involved in landscape conservation and enhancement projects, this 2-day course builds on the foundation course and assumes delegates already have a basic knowledge of walling. This course covers all theory and practical aspects of building dry stone walls, with an emphasis on building to professional standards. Delegates will learn to build wall ends using locally quarried Whin stone. The course includes:
Tools used in dry stone walling
Material selection and wall construction theory
The internal framework of dry stone walls
Basic techniques for dry stone wall construction
Restoring and repairing dry stone walls
Building cheek ends, lunkeys, bee-boles, stiles,
Building on a slope.
Given the practical nature of the course those attending are required to wear stout footwear and outdoor clothing. Boiler suits, hard hats, safety goggles and gloves are provided.
Lecturer: George Gunn
An award-winning DSWA Master Craftsman, who has been a professional member of the Dry Stone Walling Association since 1983, George is a fully qualified DSWA/LANTRA Advanced instructor.
Benefits for your organisation
There is a growing demand for the repair and preservation of dry stone walls. Meeting this demand offers the opportunity to extend the service offer of companies engaged in the construction sector.
Benefits for you as an individual
Practical hands on experience for those wishing to build or enhance their existing skills and capability in conservation, repair and maintenance projects. Instruction is provided by Master Craftsmen and experienced instructors who are members of the Dry Stone Walling Association.
Who this course is most suited to
Aimed at Private Individuals, Estate and Farm Staff, Construction Industry Professionals and Restoration Specialists, and those involved in landscape conservation, regeneration and enhancement projects.
Advanced training and practical application.
Tuition, course materials, lunch and light refreshments
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