Stonework conservation; repair and maintenance

Tywi Centre


This course is appropriate for learners who have experience of working with brick as well as for established stonemasons.  On completion it will enable learners to undertake repairs to historic stone walls using methods appropriate to the original wall construction.  It will include repairs and fixing on rubble, semi-dressed and dressed walls, however, it will not include any banker or carving work.

The course content will include:

  • Recognition of historical significance and carrying out reversible alterations and impact assessments
  • Recognising previous interventions
  • Tools of the trade
  • Types of shoring
  • Types of foundation
  • Construction joints used in masonry structures
  • Different types of walling construction
  • Projecting courses
  • Consolidation
  • Grouting
  • Resins, reinforcements fixing, support fixing and reconstituted stone
  • Fixing structural anchors
  • Tamping and pointing
  • Cutting out defective mortar


5 days

Who should attend?

This course is suitable for candidates who have completed NVQ2 or 3 in stonemasonry or brickwork or have equivalent experience of working within the masonry trade.

CITB Training standards and grants

This course is a CITB training standard. CITB registered companies may be eligible to apply for funding from CITB to cover the cost of this course and to receive a short course grant. For full details of available grants and funding please visit or speak with your CITB local adviser.

CITB GET code and grant tier

GET0537 - grant tier 3

Stonework conservation; repair and maintenance

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