Advanced gauged brickwork

Wednesday 11 - Friday 13 October 2017

9.30am – 5pm

The course

This course follows on from the Introduction to Gauged Brickwork, 10-12 May 2017.  In this course the student will examine gauged arch construction, studying by way of classroom and workshop activities:

  • Terminology
  • Geometry
  • Setting-out a flat and camber arch
  • Establishing templates for voussoirs
  • Selecting, preparing and cutting rubbers to voussoirs
  • Establishing and cutting soffit and extradis bevels
  • Setting out the prepared arch to its opening
  • Preparing lime putty mortar
  • Turning the arch
  • Finishing the gauged arch

There will be opportunities throughout for discussion and questions.

The tutor

Gerard Lynch LCG, Cert Ed, MA, PhD is an internationally acknowledged Master Craftsman and historic brickwork consultant in the field of brickwork and mortars and their historical conservation.

The combination of his knowledge, practical and technical skills in the use of traditional methods and materials are outstanding.

He is the author of Gauged Brickwork: A Technical Handbook, Brickwork: History, Technology and Practice and The History of Gauged Brickwork.


£360 per person, to include tuition, teas and coffees and a light lunch.

Participant information

The course will be limited to 6 participants.  You should wear overalls or aprons, and stout boots, and bring a notebook and pen.

The Museum

The Weald & Downland Living Museum has over 45 historic building exhibits.  It is also home to the award winning and innovative Downland Gridshell, which houses a conservation workshop and artefact store, and is also used for many practical courses.  The Museum runs a full programme of courses in historic building conservation and traditional rural trades and crafts, along with MSc programmes in Building Conservation and Timber Building Conservation. Please telephone for further details.



Please read out terms and conditions before booking.

If any of our courses are full and you would like to be added to a waiting list please email [email protected] or call 01243811021, we are sometimes able to arrange further course dates.