Duration: 2 daysLocation: Fyvie Castle, Aberdeenshire
Date: Thursday 9th & Friday 10th October 2014Time: 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. 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 wall ends to allow for openings and gateways
Introduction of special features and/ or constructing a curved wall
Given the practical nature of the course those attending are required to wear stout footwear (preferably steel toe-capped) and outdoor clothing. Boiler suits, hard hats, safety goggles and gloves are provided.
Lecturer: Euan Thompson
The course is being led by Euan Thompson, a highly skilled and experienced Dry Stone Waller and Instructor who, in addition to his work with the Scottish Traditional Skills Training Centre, has carried out numerous highly successful walling projects for a wide range of private and public sector clients, including contract work for the National Trust for Scotland.
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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