Jointing, pointing & re-pointing historic brickwork

Tuesday 13 - Wednesday 14 June 2017



The course

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 considerations for successful re-pointing. The practical sessions will include the preparation of the wall, the choice of tools and materials, the mixing of matching lime mortars and the execution of a variety of joints including finish and care of tools.

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.

Participant information

The course will be limited to 6 participants. You should wear warm clothes, overalls or aprons, and stout boots, and bring a notebook and pen. All tools and equipment will be supplied, although participants are welcome to bring along any appropriate tools of their own.


£230 per person, to include tuition, teas and coffees and a light lunch.

The Museum

The Weald & Downland Living Museum has over 50 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 validated by the University of York. Please telephone for further details.



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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.