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Historic Forms of Jointing and Pointing

This course is a two-day course consisting of illustrated lectures, demonstrations and hands-on practice, which explores the historical and technical development of jointing and pointing from the Tudor period to the early 20th century. The theoretical and historic background will be covered including the tools, materials, mortars and practice. It will also examine the consideration or successful re-pointing. Detailed course notes written by the tutor underpin the lectures and practical sessions.

Learning outcomes:

  • To provide an in-depth understanding of the historical joint profiles and why these developed

  • To raise awareness of the degree of aesthetic impact the various joint profiles have on a brick facade

  • To appreciate the tools, materials, equipment and craft skills required to recreate historic joint profiles accurately and with subtlety

  • To fully appreciate all the many and differing philosophical and practical guidelines that that must be taken into careful consideration before embarking on re-pointing any brickwork

  • To raise awareness of the damage that can be caused by ill-considered tools, equipment and practical methods to remove inappropriate and earlier re-pointing

This can also be combined with the Limes & Lime Based Mortars course.

 

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