The Weald & Downland tiling course held at South Coast Roof Training Ltd on 6th April proved to be very useful and instructive. The course is designed to give a brief over-view of the knowledge, skills and experience required to undertake craft roofing.
The day started with a short presentation covering the various stages of preparing a roof for tiling, a brief description of the many different types of tiles available for the job, and a short summary of estimating quantities.
After a short break, it was down to the workshop to have a quick run-through of some of the aspects of setting out a roof for tiling, and then the opportunity for the hands-on element of the course. This involved laying and cutting tiles, a verge, a valley, head-bedding and torching using lime mortar. They also managed to fit in a quick lunch break!
The candidates had not realised that craft roofing was so involved or required such skills.
There will be a Weald & Downland Natural Slating course on Thursday 26th April – for more information and to book on the course contact the Weald & Downland on 01243 811931.